BBA Summer Intensive NYC 2016 Program Dates:
June 27-August 5, 2016 – 6-week session culminating in a Final Performance.
June 27-July 15, 2016 – 3-week session culminating in a day of Open Classes.
July 18-August 5, 2016 – 3-week session culminating in a Final Performance.
The Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in NYC (BBASI NY) is designed to provide expert training for serious ballet students (ages 15+) through unique instruction under teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. BBASI is a rigorous ballet training program, conducted in Russian language with assistance of English speaking translators, designed to offer pre-professional ballet training through 1) class instruction, 2) performances, and 3) other activities at locations on and off campus (please review sample schedules for details). The program is specifically designed to achieve individual progress in ballet training through a focus on the clarity of technique, increased strength and greater musicality. BBASI NY offers both a residency and a day program (day students will be limited in the non-ballet training activities they will be able to participate in).
Classes are conducted in groups and organized by participants’ age and skill levels, as demonstrated during the audition process. A participant’s level placement may be adjusted during the first few days of each session, at the exclusive discretion of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teachers. At the conclusion of the Program all participants will receive an assessment of their progress and advice for furthering their training by the Academy Teachers.
A Class Observation Day will be held at the conclusion of the first three weeks of the program. A Final Performance will give participants enrolled in the six-week and the second three-week sessions the opportunity to showcase the repertoire acquired during BBASI. While all participants will be featured, the extent of one’s participation in the performance may be based, in part, on merit, student’s participation in class throughout the program, and artistic decisions involved in the performance’s planning.
While RAF takes great care to ensure the well-being of participants and a safe, collaborative program environment, our ability to do so depends, in part, on serious preparation of participants and their families for the experience. Participants applying to BBASI NY are expected to be: mature and focused, able to safely engage in independent time outside of class with few organized activities, know and comply with all program rules and requirements, and make responsible decisions in navigating New York City. While the program has volunteer parent chaperones for supervision of program’s group activities, students are not supervised individually. Nevertheless, an evening curfew, class attendance, healthy eating and lifestyle, and other rules will be strictly enforced by the chaperones and program staff (those who are 18 and over will have modified rules and regulations).
Interested participants will have the unique opportunity to audition for enrollment in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Furthermore, one Female and one Male participant, enrolled in a six-week session of the Summer Intensive, will be selected for a RAF Performing Scholarship in Moscow which will enable them to perform at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s Gala Performance in Moscow!
(*1st Place Male and Female Winner will be provided with visa support, economy air travel from NYC to Moscow and back, accommodations at the Academy, and training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy)
(**2nd Place Male and Female Winner assumes all costs associated with the opportunity)
For questions, please contact Maya Butovskaya: firstname.lastname@example.org, 212 687 6118 x 207.
The Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Program is a partnership between the New York-based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). BBASI is operated in the United States by RAF, based on the ballet curriculum designed by the Academy, and taught exclusively by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the RAF has no affiliation or responsibility for other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world.
*Program details are subject to change
Curriculum and Levels
BBASI’s NYC Program is for the Advanced-Level Male and Female dancers. Training is conducted through observation, individual participation, interactive participation with other participants, and manual/hands-on corrections and demonstrations by Academy’s Teachers. In partnering and at other points of the training, participants will be paired with other participants, all of whom are on a pre-professional level. The participants applying to this program should be mature, focused, and able to monitor and moderate the rigor of his/her training within the context of instruction aimed at assisting participants to achieve individual progress.
An Open Class Day will be held at the conclusion of the first three weeks of the Program. A final performance will give participants enrolled in the six-week and the second three-week sessions the opportunity to showcase the repertoire acquired during BBASI NYC. While all Participants will be featured, the extent of one’s participation in the performance may be based, in part, on merit, student’s participation in class throughout the program, and artistic decisions involved in the performance’s planning. Please note that the schedule of the last week of each session may change in order to accommodate rehearsals for the performances.
Intermediate / Advanced and Advanced Levels – Female Dancers* (15 and older)
*Classical Technique, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations classes are taught separately for Female and Male Dancers.
July 4: When July 4 is a week day, regular class schedule applies.
Weekends: No ballet classes or private lessons are conducted on the weekends. Private classes are available for an additional cost only on the weekdays after regular classes have finished.
Russian Language Classes: Students will have the option of signing up for optional Russian language classes twice a week, free of charge. The classes will take place at the end of the day after ballet classes have finished.
*Program details are subject to change
Location – Lincoln Center Area of Manhattan, NYC
Advanced students (15+ years) will have the opportunity to study ballet in the one and only New York City! BBASI studios are located in Manhattan’s beautiful Upper West Side.
While some organized activities will be provided, students will have ample time in their schedule so that they may enjoy New York City independently. This program is ideal for older students who are comfortable navigating a major city, are independent, mature, responsible and are excited about having more personal time in lieu of planned activities.
Classes will be held in the following locations*:
The LaGuardia School
100 Amsterdam Avenue (*This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the NYC Department of Education of the City of New York)
Lincoln Center Plaza
David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center
*As RAF does not own or operate its facilities, locations may change as a result of circumstances beyond RAF’s control.
Please note that BBASI cannot ensure an allergen-free environment at any of these facilities.
All Participants attending the New York program are expected to be mature, focused, and able to function independently and responsibly at all times. While some organized activities may be offered, the schedule outside of classes is open and unchaperoned, giving Participants the ability to take full advantage of everything New York has to offer. Program Chaperons & Staff are available for:
- Assisting in walking/taking subway for Participants, in a group, to and from class/Yeshiva University Residence/ Dining Hall
- Attending organized group activities for general group supervision
- Attending to order, curfew, etc. in the Yeshiva University Residence Hall
- Attending to Participants in the Yeshiva University Residence Hall if they are sick/injured, take them to get necessary medical help
- Attending to individual cases of emergency
- Chaperons will NOT be available for individual supervision. It is the participant’s individual responsibility to stay with the group when meeting times for activities/ transportation with chaperons are designated.
** Please discuss with your participant any individual suggestions/ guidelines/ behavior you have as a family for their stay in New York City.
** Participant may or may not elect to travel to classes/ dorm/ dining hall with a chaperon.
** Attendance is verified only in class and at curfew for those residing at the Yeshiva University Residency Hall.
Housing in New York
The following options are offered by BBASI (Families are welcome to select their own housing options as well):
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY/ Beren Campus Residence will be available to the participants ages 15 to 17 only. This residence is centrally located in a residential neighborhood of Mid-town East Side at 151 East 36 Street. It is an inviting, renovated and modern facility which consists of air-conditioned single rooms (some double rooms may be available), two community lounges, a private outdoor garden and a laundry room. TV will be available in the common lounges. Each room is equipped with a small refrigerator, a microwave, desk and chair, a small dresser, closet space, wifi. NO BEDDING will be provided, residents must bring their own. Each floor has common bathroom/ shower area. The building has 24-hour on-site security along with parent volunteer chaperones residing on each floor. The facility will be occupied exclusively by the BBASI participants and will serve as the Program’s flagship home. This dorm is located within a few blocks of a major movie theater, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and all of the main subways. Due to our commitment to keeping the program costs low, we no longer offer such organized weekend activity as a Ballet/ Broadway performance for BBASI NYC resident participants. Instead, we plan on organizing more community building events and activities at the Yeshiva/ Beren Campus Residence throughout the program, such as: social games night, movie nights, sessions parties. Availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is strictly through your BBASI Dashboard. All questions should be directed to BBASI Staff – please DO NOT contact the Residence Hall directly.
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE/55th Street Residence is the unchaperoned/ no-curfew BBASI housing option for participants ages 18 and older (participants who are 17 years old can request this option – subject to availability, with parental/guardian’s consent on a case by case basis). This modern facility is located in Midtown East Side at 231 East 55th Street, a short subway ride to the BBASI studios. The residence is suite-style, with each suite consisting of 2 bedrooms (doubles or quads), bathroom (number depending on size of the suite), kitchen, and a living room space. Rooms are furnished with twin beds, dressers, desks and wardrobes. Kitchen/living area has table and chairs, full size refrigerator, electric stove and microwave. Bedding, kitchen supplies and toiletries are NOT provided. Amenities include common lounges on multiple floors and a laundry room (other building amenities will not be applicable for BBASI participants). The building has a 24-hour security check point with ID card swipe entry. The Residence is within a few blocks of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and subway stations. Availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is strictly through your BBASI Dashboard. All questions should be directed to BBASI Staff – please DO NOT contact the Residence Hall directly.
Note: Meals and meal plans are not included in the tuition cost. Students will have access to the Juilliard cafeteria, countless neighboring cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores. Transportation costs are also not included in the cost of tuition.
CENTRO MARIA RESIDENCE for Young Women is a non-affiliated reasonably priced residency option for female BBASI dancers 18 years and older. This residence is located on West 54th Street, walking distance (15 min) from the Lincoln Center area (BBASI studios) and within a few blocks of restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and subway stations. To get further information and book your housing directly, please contact Sister Andrea, (212) 757-6989, email@example.com. You are welcome to note that you are part of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive and request to be housed with other dancers from the BBASI program. This is NOT an official BBASI residence and is being suggested only for information purposes. BBASI assumes no liability/responsibility with this residency option. ALL QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS MUST BE DIRECTED TO CENTRO MARIA RESIDENCE.
Centro Maria Information Sheet | Centro Maria Application
Suggested Links for Navigating NYC
As BBASI’s participant body represents all US states and numerous countries from around the world, in preparation for your time in NYC, and in addition to your own resources, we recommend taking the time to review the following useful tips and suggestions. While New York has been consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the world, a working knowledge of daily city life and familiarity with the culture and traditions of NYC will enable your participant to maximize their time in this great city in a safe and successful manner.
Forbes – In Depth: American’s Safest Cities
NYC.gov – Tips for Visitors to NYC
NYC Parks – Parks and Safety in NYC
NYC Parks – Water and Sun Safety in NYC
Fodors.com – NYC Street Smarts
Fodors.com – NYC Travel Tips
Forbes – Bedbugs: What to Do
*Program details are subject to change
We welcome all serious classical ballet students and dancers to take part in the BBASI audition process. Please know that your participation in a live audition does not obligate you for enrollment in the actual BBASI Program. The auditions are a great opportunity for dancers and families to meet BBASI staff *, learn about the different programs and ask questions face to face. The auditions are similar to the BBASI Program in that they tend to be challenging, but are non-competitive in their environment. All dancers should treat the audition as a class and try their individual best. BBASI audition staff understands that dancers come from different training backgrounds, are on different levels and are of a varying age. Each dancer is evaluated strictly within the context of his/her individual abilities, with the goal to ensure that they can be successful in the program. Dancers who are successful in the BBASI Program demonstrate: age appropriate skill and coordination level, musicality, strong desire to achieve progress in their training through hard work and dedication, and thrive in a collaborative and non-competitive environment. * While during BBASI all Program classes are taught by Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teachers, please note that as the Academy is in session during the Auditions Period, local teachers are used for the Auditions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are two steps to registering for an audition. You must first create a profile on CampSite. After you have created a profile, click on the "enrollment" tab on your BBASI Dashboard to enroll your dancer in an audition. You have not successfully enrolled until you have been prompted to choose a date/location/time and pay the $35 fee.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Please be reminded that dancers should arrive no later than 30 min prior to the start of their audition to check in with BBASI staff and to have time to warm up.
WHAT TO BRING: Headshot and first arabesque photo (these do not have to be professionally done, but should be around size 5"x7" and labeled on the back with name and age as of June 27, 2016) and pointe shoes (if applicable).
DRESS CODE: For females: dark leotard and pink tights / For males: black tights and shoes, white shirt.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RETURNING STUDENTS: If you attended a BBASI program in summer 2015 and are registering for an audition, click here to login to your BBASI Dashboard (you do not need to create a new profile).
January 9 (Saturday) - New York, NY
|MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||9 - 11|
|221 E 71st St||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||12 - 14|
|New York, NY 10021||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||15 and older|
January 10 (Sunday) - Seattle, WA
|PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET|
|Francia Russell Center, Studio A | 13440 Northeast 16th Street||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Bellevue WA, 98005||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||15 and older|
January 16 (Saturday) - Los Angeles, CA
|DMITRI KULEV CLASSICAL BALLET ACADEMY||2:30 PM - 3:30 PM||9 - 11|
|23091 Del Lago Drive||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||12 - 14|
|Laguna Hills, CA 92653||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||15 and older|
January 17 (Sunday) - Los Angeles, CA
|DANCE ARTS ACADEMY||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||9 - 11|
|731 S La Brea Ave||4:30 PM - 6:00 PM||12 - 14|
|Los Angeles, CA 90036||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||15 and older|
January 17 (Sunday) - Austin, TX
|BALLET AUSTIN (Adler Studio)|
|501 West 3rd Street||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||9 - 14|
|Austin, Texas 78701||5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||15 and older|
January 30 (Saturday) - Washington, DC**RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
|WASHINGTON BALLET AT THEARC|
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Washington, DC 20020||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||15 and older|
January 31 (Sunday) - Philadelphia, PA**NEW RESCHEDULED DATE !
|THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS|
Terra Hall, Studio 207 | 211 S. Broad Street
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||9 - 14|
|Philadelphia, PA 19102||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||15 and older|
January 30 (Saturday) - Middlebury, CT
|WESTOVER SCHOOL||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||9 - 11|
|Studio 3 | 1237 Whittemore Rd||4:30 PM - 6:00 PM||12 - 14|
|Middlebury, CT 06762||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||15 and older|
January 31 (Sunday) - Dallas, TX
|IRVING ARTS CENTER - Studio 200|
|Rehearsal Hall |3333 N. MacArthur Blvd||5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||9-14|
|Irving, TX 75062||CANCELLED*||15 and older|
February 6 (Saturday) - New York, NY
|DANY STUDIOS||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||9 - 11|
|305 West 38th St||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||12 - 14|
|New York, NY 10018||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||15 and older|
February 7 (Sunday) - Chicago, IL
|JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE|
|Studio E | 10 E Randolph Street||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Chicago, IL 60601||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||15 and older|
February 7 (Sunday) - Boston, MA
|BOSTON CONSERVATORY||12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||9 - 11|
|8 Fenway||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||12 - 14|
|Boston, MA 02215||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||15 and older|
February 14 (Sunday) - San Francisco, CA
|SAN FRANCISCO BALLET|
|Chris Hellman Center for Dance 455 Franklin Street||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||9 - 14|
|San Francisco, CA 94102||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM||15 and older|
February 14 (Sunday) - Winston-Salem, NC
|UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Studio 608|
|Bldg 15, 1533 South Main St.||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Winston-Salem, NC 27127||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||15 and older|
February 14 (Sunday) - Toronto, Canada
|STEPANOVA BALLET ACADEMY|
|85 Glen Cameron Rd||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Thornhill, ON L3T 1N8, Canada||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||15 and older|
February 20 (Saturday) - San Antonio, TX*
|ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY|
|Bldg 2248 - Alumni Athletic and Convocation Center||CANCELLED*||9 - 14|
|Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234||CANCELLED*||15 and older|
February 21 (Sunday) - Denver, CO
|COLORADO BALLET, Studio 2|
|1075 Santa Fe Drive||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Denver CO, 80204||5:00 PM - 6:30 PM||15 and older|
February 21 (Sunday) - Houston, TX
|601 Preston Street||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Houston, TX 77002||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM||15 and older|
February 28 (Sunday) - Miami, FL
|NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS|
|300 NE 2nd Avenue||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Miami, FL 33132||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||15 and older|
February 28 (Sunday) - Atlanta, GA
|1695 Marietta Blvd NW||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||9 - 14|
|Atlanta, GA 30318||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||15 and older|
PLEASE BE GUIDED BY YOUR AGE AS OF JUNE 27, 2016 TO SELECT THE APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP FOR YOUR AUDITION. Online pre-registration audition fee is $35/ on-site audition fee is $40 (cash or check only). Please bring your headshot and your first arabesque photo to the audition. It is preferred that you pre-register online, however, you have an option to sign up on-site. Please arrive 30-60 min prior to the start of the audition for your age group.
Click on this link for more information on how to register and submit your video audition (a .pdf file should open in a new tab).
Whether you are auditioning LIVE or sending your VIDEO audition to us, please allow for up to 2 weeks to get notified of your audition result. All VIDEO audition submissions will be confirmed with the sender upon receipt. Your audition result with be emailed to all email addresses provided in the BBASI Dashboard.
BBA Summer Intensive NYC 2016 Program Dates:
June 27-August 5, 2016 – 6-week session culminating in a Final Performance.*
June 27-July 15, 2016 – 3-week session culminating in a day of Open Classes.
July 18-August 5, 2016 – 3-week session culminating in a Final Performance.*
*Note that last week will have substantial class time dedicated to rehearsals.
Admission to the Summer Intensive is competitive and by audition only. You will not be able to register for the program unless you have received a notification of Acceptance to the Summer Intensive as a result of your audition.
2016 Summer Intensive Fees:
|BBASI NYC TUITION/ HOUSING||3-WEEK PROGRAM||6-WEEK PROGRAM|
|YESHIVA UNIVERSITY/ 36th St. Residence (ages 15-17 only)||$1,050||$1,950|
|MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE/ 55th St. Residence (ages 18+ only)||$1,475||$2,850|
Online Tuition and Housing Registration 2016
If you have already received an Acceptance Letter, you may proceed with program registration by logging into your BBASI Dashboard and clicking the enrollment tab (please refer to your Acceptance Letter for more specific instructions).
If you are trying to sign up for a LIVE or VIDEO AUDITION, please click here.
2016 Registration Payment Deadlines:
To reserve your space in the program, kindly be advised of the following payment deadlines:
|2016 BBASI PAYMENT SCHEDULE|
|Within two weeks of date on acceptance letter||50% Tuition|
|Friday, 3/18/2016||50% Housing Fees (if applicable)|
|Monday, 4/18/2016||50% of remaining balance|
|Friday, 5/06/2016||Remainder to be paid in full|
– RAF accepts payments by check and wire transfer only. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of the program’s implementation, credit cards are not accepted.
– Checks MUST be made out to: Russian American Foundation, Inc.
– You can find important payment information on your registration invoice.
2016 BBASI Participant Manual and Medical Release Form:
The participant manual and the medical forms will be distributed to all in April of 2016. Individual requests to review the participant manual or medical forms in advance should be emailed directly to the program’s director. BBASI Programs now have online registration for all medical forms and records. Once the forms are available, all registered students will be notified via email.
RAF Refund Policy
Subject to the Cancellation Period, RAF has a no-refund policy on payments received. There are absolutely no refunds for dismissal from the Program or for voluntary withdrawal. Withdrawal from the Program due to severe injury, medical condition or illness, directly resulting in Participant’s inability to train, 30 days or more prior to the beginning of the 6 week session, may be given speical consideration on a case by case basis. All special consideration requests will be addressed in September following the completion of the Program and shall be subject to submission to RAF of full written documentation of the reason for the request, medical documentation of the severe injury, medical condition or illness and physician’s attestation that the request is not related to a previously existing condition. Given RAF’s no-refund policy, please consider obtaining insurance if you wish to protect your Program costs. Insurance information is provided on RAF’s website and/or is available through general industry channels.
As many have inquired about options to protect Program Costs, please be aware of program insurance options which are available and used in the industry.
A+ PLANS INSURANCE (U.S. Participants)
For complete details of the plan/ benefits and more information for the A+ PLANS INSURANCE, please click here or call a toll free Customer Service number 1 888 420 5378.
ABROAD INSURANCE 2015-2016 (NON U.S. Participants)
For complete details of the plan/ benefits and more information for the ABROAD INSURANCE 2015-2016, please click here.
Please use the following codes to identify the BBASI program:
Organization Name: Bolshoi Ballet Academy Programs
Organization ID#: bols11
NOTE: RAF/ BBASI is NOT affiliated with the insurance companies listed above, nor does RAF/BBASI assume any responsibilities, liabilities or make any representations regarding their products and/or services. This information is offered to all BBASI families solely on an OPTIONAL basis and it is the sole responsibility of each family to obtain full information regarding the costs, terms, coverage and any/all other relevant matters. Please do not contact RAF/BBASI program staff with any questions regarding the insurance as we are not authorized to make any representations and/or give out information.
*Program details are subject to change
The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive is a small program which offers its Participants a one of a kind, unparalleled training and cross-cultural opportunity with the leading teachers of the Bolshoi Academy who have trained and continue to train some of the biggest stars on the world’s ballet stages. Because of our commitment to small classes and the high caliber of the program, the Russian American Foundation is able to offer only a small number of scholarship opportunities, as follows:
- MERIT-BASED FOR EXTRAORDINARY TALENT – RAF recognizes the enormous talent and dedication of many students interested in its Program. Due to RAF’s desire for the most impartial award process, please note that RAF awards merit-based scholarships through the Youth America Grand Prix Competition. For further information and registration please visit YAGP.org. In a rare instance, RAF does reserve its right to award merit-based scholarships to students participating in its live national auditions. Such awards are by invitation only.
- NEED-BASED FOR EXTRAORDINARY TALENT – RAF recognizes that, in some cases, talented students are prohibited from participating due to financial constraints. In such cases, after receiving an Acceptance Letter, RAF suggests that families contact the BBASI Program. Please be advised that any request for financial aid must be accompanied by the following:
- Two (2) most recent official and filed Tax Returns. Please do not submit W-2 or 1099 forms. Please black out your SS#.
- If you feel it is appropriate to submit an additional narrative, please ensure that it is no longer than one page.
- For the BBASI NY Program, please send your paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you await our response prior to registering for the Program. The response will be sent to the email address(es) on file.
- TRAINING AND PERFORMING SCHOLARSHIP AT THE MOSCOW BOLSHOI BALLET ACADEMY – RAF is proud to continue its tradition of awarding full scholarships for one female and one male student from its summer program to travel to Moscow, train for 2 weeks at the Academy, and perform in a Gala Performance among some of today’s leading ballet students. The recipients are selected during the Summer Intensive by the Program’s Master Teachers and RAF Executive Staff. To be eligible, the student must successfully complete the six-week program. *1st Place Male and Female Winner will be provided with visa support, economy air travel from NYC to Moscow and back, accommodations at the Academy, and training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy; **2nd Place Male and Female Winner assumes all costs associated with the travel.
- NSLI FOR YOUTH RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE THE RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION AND BOLSHOI WAY MOSCOW SUMMER INTENSIVE – The Russian American Foundation is proud to have been selected for the highly prestigious NSLI FOR YOUTH, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in cooperation with American Councils for International Education. NSLI FOR YOUTH offers merit-based full scholarships for intensive study of the Russian language and culture and ballet training from Teachers at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Students must meet specific criteria to be considered. For detailed information please refer to the NSLI for Youth Program page.*
Russian American Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charitable foundation with the mission to encourage interest in and understanding of Russian heritage among all communities in the U.S., as well as to promote reciprocal interest in American heritage among global communities of the former Soviet Union region. RAF welcomes support to expand its ability to offer scholarships to deserving students. For general (not BBASI program related) RAF sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail: email@example.com or send your contributions to:
Russian American Foundation, Inc.
70 West 36th Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10018
ATTN: Ms. Rina Kirshner
If you have a specific program request, please specify so in the letter. An official tax donation acknowledgement letter will be sent upon receipt of your support.
*Program implementation subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs