ABOUT VAGANOVA BALLET & OUR TEACHING /

Down through its 250 years of history, Russian ballet technique has remained one of the strongest pedagogies in the world, being recognised for its high level of technique and artistry. We train dancers  to be strong and clean in their foundational technique, placement and control, because incorrect technique creates poor posture and lines, as well as increases the risk of injuries.

 

PAST PERFORMANCES & ACHIEVEMENTS​

  • China-ASEAN Youth Dance Performance & Exchange

  • Guest performers for INSEAD Asia, StarHub

  • Featured in BBC Worldwde (S) Pte Ltd programme

  • 2021 ​International Youth Dance Competition - Silver Medal 

  • 2021 Asia Dance Arts Festival Ballet Competition - Silver Award 

  • 2021 World Dance Movement - Top 3 award 

  • 2021 GTB Junior Champion Category 11-12 years old - 2nd place 

Our students have also gained admission to notable summer programs at Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater.

PAST GUEST EXAMINERS:

  • Anastasia Erchov, graduate of Moscow University of Culture and Arts, Pedagogic Studies

  • Evgeny Serdeshov, graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, Pedagogical Faculty

  • Guntis Kalnins, graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy

  • Vladimir Issaev, Artistic Director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

  • Natalia Kremen, Artistic Director of Natalia Kremen Ballet School
     

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INSTRUCTOR

 

Meiyi is the first Singaporean to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia and she is also the first Singaporean to have successfully completed all levels of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teacher Certification Program in New York City. Having studied at the Academy directly, Meiyi has the firsthand experience and understanding of its methodology.

 

To retain the purity of Russian style and the finesse of its pedagogy, her classes are not mixed with any other styles of techniques and she trains dancers on how to work their bodies, and understand classical technique in both theory and application. Her students range from children to adults, and some have also gone on to compete and win in local and international dance competitions. 

Maria Alexandrova in Don Quixote.

Principal dancer of Bolshoi Ballet, graduate of Bolshoi Ballet Academy.