In The News | 2021

Lessons Learned from a Pandemic Summer—And How Intensives Might Adapt This Year

Dance Magazine: "Kirshner says, they were able to bring Russian students from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow into Zoom classes to demonstrate Vaganova combinations. "The students saw Academy dancers who have been living, training in this technique from the youngest age demonstrate it in a very accurate, age-appropriate form," she says. Feedback from families said it was an inspirational alternative to the status quo—one that wouldn't have been achieved in a live format. Kirshner says, "We always say within our program that ballet transcends cultural barriers, and physical borders. I think the takeaway is a reminder of how resilient we are and driven by love for this art form."  Read More



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