Academy Graduates

Academy Graduates

The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one of the oldest and most established schools for classical ballet training, has produced numerous world-class dancers, teachers, and choreographers. Most of the Principal Dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet graduate from the Academy and are among the leading dance artists in the world today. Other current alumni include Principal Dancers, Artistic Directors, top ballet educators and scholars in the world. From some of the most accomplished dancers of the 20th century, including Maya Plisetskaya, Vladimir Vasiliev, Ekaterina Maximova, to some of the stars of the current generation, including Nina Ananiashvili, Vladimir Malakhov, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Natalia Osipova, Alexei Ratmansky, Polina Semionova.

Numerous alumni from the Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive have been accepted to most prestigious ballet companies around the world, including:

  • Joy Womack  – Accepted to the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Theatre Company, Kremlin Ballet Theatre Company
  • Julian MacKay – Accepted to Russia’s Premier Mikhailovsky Theatre Company
  • Maria Beck  – Accepted to the renowned Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe
  • Indiana Woodward – Accepted to New York City Ballet
  • Laurie Nielsen  – Accepted to the U.S. Premier Carolina Ballet Company
  • Arianna Lawson  – Accepted to Oklahoma City Ballet Company
  • Mario Labrador  – Accepted to Russia’s Premier Mikhailovsky Theatre Company
  • Aleksey Babayev  – Accepted to the renowned Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe
  • Gabe Shayer  – Accepted to American Ballet Theatre Company 
  • Remy Lamping  – Accepted to Polish National Ballet Company
  • Precious Adams  – Accepted to English National Ballet Company
  • Kristine Padgett  – Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company Member
  • Jennifer Grace – Accepted to Tulsa Ballet Company

Natalia Osipova        Vladimir Malakhov           Natalia Bessmertnova


Marina Leonova             Maya Plisetskaya                Andris Liepa


                   Julia Makhalina