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 (BBASI NY ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09) – Accepted to the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Theatre Company, Kremlin Ballet Theatre Company
  • Maria Beck (BBASI NY ’12, ’11, ’10) – Accepted to the renowned Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe
  • Laurie Nielsen (BBASI NY ’12, ’11, ’10,  BBASI CT ’09) – Accepted to the U.S. Premier Carolina Ballet Company
  • Arianna Lawson (BBASI NY ’10) – Accepted to Oklahoma City Ballet Company
  • Mario Labrador (BBASI NY ’12, ’11, ’10) - Accepted to Russia’s Premier Mikhailovsky Theatre Company
  • Aleksey Babayev (BBASI NY ’12, ’11, ’09) - Accepted to the renowned Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe
  • Gabe Shayer (BBASI NY ’10) – Accepted to American Ballet Theatre Company 
  • Remy Lamping (BBASI NY ’13, ’12, ’11) – Accepted to Polish National Ballet Company
  • Precious Adams (BBASI NY ’11, ’10) – Accepted to English National Ballet Company
  • Kristine Padgett (BBASI NY ’14, ’13, ’12, ’11) – Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company Member

Natalia Osipova        Vladimir Malakhov           Natalia Bessmertnova

 

Marina Leonova             Maya Plisetskaya                Andris Liepa

 

                   Julia Makhalina