Colorado man learning from the Bolshoi Ballet

9NEWS.com: A Colorado ballet dancer, Seth Ives, cannot wait to begin his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow next semester. read more

From Russia, With Rigor

DANCE STUDIO LIFE MAGAZINE: In Russian, “bolshoi” means large, or grand. Anyone who has heard anything about ballet equates the Bolshoi Ballet name with a real pedigree – an institution represented by stellar dancers, such as Maya Plisetskaya, Yekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Galina Ulanova, Nina Ananiashvili, and more recently, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. read more

Roswell ballet dancer takes on ambassador role in Russia

ROSWELL NEIGHBOR: Roswell High School junior Alexis Collins recently returned home from Moscow where she served as an ambassador and finalist of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth programs. read more

West Des Moines teen trains with Russian ballet

THE DES MOINES REGISTER: Micah Garton of West Des Moines studied with Russia’s famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy this summer. read more

U.S. Dance Students Back from Bolshoi with New Insights on Russia

AMERICA.GOV: U.S. secondary school students returning from a summer studying at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow say they now have a better understanding not just of dance but also of Russian people, culture and language. read more

Laguna Hills dancer going to Bolshoi Ballet Academy

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: LAGUNA HILLS – Mable Yiu is in the passenger seat of her mother’s Lexus sedan. She pulls a dark blue latex band tightly around her foot, pointing and flexing her toes against it. read more

Alexis Collins Earns Scholarship to Dance with Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and NY

BEACON CAST: The Russian American Foundation (RAF) has announced that 10 American high school ballet dancers have been selected for the prestigious National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program (NSLI-Y) this summer. read more

Ballerina takes big step forward

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER: SAN FRANCISCOWhile many of her friends prepare for the combined anxiety and excitement in anticipation of their first year at college, Alexandra Martin will travel to Russia to study ballet, culture and language. read more

ISHS Student Selected for Prestigious Bolshoi Academy

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA: Sarah Wiese, a student of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Independent Study High School, is among 10 American high school ballet dancers selected for the prestigious National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program. read more

Westerners tiptoe into the Bolshoi

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE:  Westerners tiptoe into the Bolshoi. The curtain rose on the Bolshoi Ballet’s revival of “Esmeralda,” and soon boys and girls dressed in Renaissance costumes took to the stage, pairing off in a spirited dance that they had learned in the Bolshoi’s own hothouse of an academy. read more

Young Americans Embrace Rigors of the Bolshoi

THE NEW YORK TIMES: MOSCOW — The curtain rose on the Bolshoi Ballet’s revival of “Esmeralda,” and soon boys and girls dressed in Renaissance costumes took to the stage, pairing off in a spirited dance that they had learned in the Bolshoi’s own hothouse of an academy. read more

Bolshoi Summer for Young Americans

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Russian American Foundation in New York has announced that it will send 10 high school dancers from the United States to Russia this summer to train with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow from July 17 to August 28, 2010. read more

Local dancer makes history with the Bolshoi Ballet

LIVINGSTON ENTERPRISE: Once upon a time there was a little boy who had two half-sisters who were ballerinas. As he grew up watching them dance, he realized he wanted to be a dancer, too. Now, at age 12, Julian MacKay has become the first young American student to perform with the Bolshoi Ballet Company of Russia in Moscow in its 263-year history, according to his proud parents, Greg and Teresa MacKay. … read more