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
- 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 U.S. Premier Pennsylvania Ballet Company
- Gabe Shayer (BBASI NY ’10) – Accepted to American Ballet Theatre Company