"On behalf of the United States Government, I congratulate A.S.E. Global Bridges* and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy on 15 years of successful partnership. Your collaboration has deepened ties between the U.S. and Russian dance communities and encouraged cross cultural understanding through the arts... Your success demonstrates that the Russian and American people can perform, learn, and thrive side-by-side. I wish you many more years of successful collaboration ahead."
Honorable John J. Sullivan
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, 2022
The Bolshoi PREP program is paused for Summer 2023. Dancers are encouraged to apply for BBASI CT or BBASI NY.
Bolshoi PREP in New York City
For 2023 dancers are encouraged to apply for BBASI CT or BBASY NY. At this time PREP remains paused.
6-week session, In-person
Culminates in an Observation Day
3-week sessions, In-person
Culminates in an Observation Day
Admission is by audition only.
**Last week will have afternoon class time dedicated to rehearsals.
The Bolshoi PREP summer intensive in NYC is designed to provide expert training for serious ballet students (ages 9-15) through unique instruction by leading teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Bolshoi PREP is a rigorous ballet training program, conducted in Russian language with the assistance of English-speaking interpreters, designed to achieve individual progress through a focus on the clarity of technique, increased strength, and greater musicality.
Bolshoi PREP is well suited for younger dancers desiring the unmatched training opportunity with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy teachers during the summer in NYC.
Learn more about how the BBASI CT and Bolshoi PREP Programs compare.
Bolshoi PREP is offered primarily as a day program. (*Limited housing options are available to students who are supervised full-time by a guardian).
At the conclusion of the Program, all participants will receive an assessment of their progress from the Academy’s teachers. Dancers exhibiting exceptional talent may be recommended for year-round study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Bolshoi PREP is open to female and male students ages 9-15 years. Participants must have prior ballet training to be considered for the program. Training is conducted through individual participation, observation, interactive participation with other participants, and hands-on corrections and demonstrations by Academy’s Teachers. Ballet classes are conducted in groups and organized by participants’ age and skill levels, as demonstrated during the audition process. Participants' level placement may be adjusted during the first few days at the exclusive discretion of the Program. Dancers applying to this program are expected to be mature, focused on achieving individual progress in ballet, and willing to work hard to obtain it within the context of a collaborative and supportive environment.
At the conclusion of the Program, all participants receive an assessment of their progress from the Academy’s Teachers. An Observation Day will be held at the end of each session.
Classical Technique - Pointe - Repertoire - Character Dance - Male Technique - Organized Warm-up*
Classical Technique - Pointe/Pre-Pointe - Repertoire - Character Dance - Male Technique - Organized Warm-up* (View sample schedule)
The following optional extracurricular activities are offered after the regular daily ballet class schedule:
Russian language classes twice a week at no additional cost.
Injury prevention workshop at no additional cost.
Private classes for an additional cost and subject to availability.
*Organized Warm-up is conducted by Program staff and not by the Academy’s teachers.
No classes are conducted on the weekends. When July 4th falls on a weekday, the regular class schedule applies.