Alumni of RAF's BBASI NY & CT Programs 

Numerous alumni of RAF's Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive programs have been accepted to most prestigious ballet companies around the world. Others, inspired by the cross-cultural experience provided by the BBASI Programs, have enrolled in the country's top universities to pursue degrees in Ballet, International Relations, and Global Language Studies.

  • American Ballet Theatre – Gabe Shayer

  • American Ballet Theatre– Rachel Richardson

  • Atlanta Ballet 2nd Company – Sage Wilson

  • Atlanta Ballet 2nd Company – Spencer Wetherington

  • Atlanta Ballet (Apprentice), Joffrey Ballet Chicago – Taylor Fikes   

  • Ballet Arizona, Tulsa Ballet II – Erick Garnica

  • BalletMet, American National Ballet (Apprentice), Oklahoma City Ballet (Apprentice) – Sophie Williams

  • Birmingham Ballet (Apprentice) – Elizabeth Lindsey

  • Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, Kremlin Ballet, Boston Ballet – Joy Womack

  • Bolshoi Ballet Theatre – David Soares

  • Boston Ballet II - Aviva Gelfer-Mundle

  • Budapest Dance Theatre, Cinevox Junior Company – Marta Pereira

  • Cincinnati Ballet Company – Michael Mengden

  • Colorado Ballet Studio Company – Kristine Padgett

  • Colorado Ballet (Trainee) – Cassidy McMurrian

  • Colorado Ballet Studio Company (Apprentice) — Jacob Ray

  • Companhia Nacional de Bailando in Portugal – Michelle Luterbach

  • Dayton Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Studio Company – James Floyd

  • Dutch National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet Apprentice – Amber Ray

  • Eifman Ballet in St. Petersburg – Catarina Coelho

  • English National Ballet Company – Precious Adams

  • Estonian National Ballet – Ana Maria Gergely

  • Estonian National Ballet – Joao Reis

  • Finnish National Ballet – Benjamin Kuefler

  • Hong Kong Ballet, Ballet Memphis – Nicole Zadra

  • Lexington Ballet – Angelica South

  • Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre – Ori Jim

  • Mikhailovsky Theatre Company – Mario Labrador

  • Mikhailovsky Theatre Company, American Ballet Theatre– Julian MacKay

  • Nashville Ballet – Jackson Corbin Bradshaw

  • Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, Ballet De Moines – Logan Hillman

  • Nashville Ballet 2, Charlotte Ballet – Simone Muhammad

  • New York City Ballet – Indiana Woodward

  • Oklahoma City Ballet Company – Arianna Lawson

  • Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company, Ballet Arkansas - Leah Morris

  • Pennsylvania Ballet, Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe – Aleksey Babayev

  • Queensland Ballet in Australia – Lou Spichtig

  • Russian State Ballet Theatre – Matisse Love

  • Saint Louis Ballet – Colin Ellis

  • Stanislavsky Theatre Troupe – Maria Beck

  • State Ballet of Georgia, Columbia Classical Ballet – Diego Buttiglione

  • Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Slovak National Theatre – Giacomo Castellana

  • Tulsa Ballet – Remy Lamping

  • Tulsa Ballet – Jennifer Grace

  • United States International Ballet (Intern)  – Charly Gioino

  • Universal Ballet – Patrick Bruppacher

  • U.S. Premier Carolina Ballet Company – Laurie Nielsen

  • And many others...



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Tel: 212-687-6118 ext. 201 (Through January 2021 email is  preferred.  Emails will be addressed within 1-2 business days.)

Listed programs based in the United States are a partnership between New York based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). The Programs are operated by RAF, based on a ballet curriculum designed by the Academy and taught by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, RAF has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not formally affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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