"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
Recognizing that we share one world and our future is interconnected, BBASI Programs are known for fostering dialogues of mutual understanding, respect, and shared values for ballet students and educators.
The acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet Academy (BBA) has produced some of the most accomplished stars of the current generation, including Natalia Osipova, Alexei Ratmansky, Polina Semionova, Vladimir Malakhov, Maria Kochetkova, and many others.
With its nearly 250-year history, the Academy’s curriculum and pedagogy are recognized for their focus on strength, musicality, clarity of technique, and personal expression.
The BBA Summer Intensive Programs in New York and Connecticut follow the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy curriculum and are taught by the Academy’s leading teachers from Moscow. Each Program is specifically designed to achieve individual progress in ballet training through a focus on the clarity of technique, increased strength, and greater musicality.
BBASI Programs welcome students from all over the world. Bolshoi participant families regularly represent: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Enjoy a special peek inside Academy's class in Moscow with the esteemed Rector of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Marina Leonova.
A.S.E.'s BBASI Programs proudly partner with the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) to award scholarships to its summer programs in NY and CT.
"Methods of Teaching Classical Dance" is a one-week intensive program in New York City offering dance educators an opportunity to learn the authentic Bolshoi Ballet Academy methodology. Applicants need to demonstrate level-appropriate experience to be accepted into the program.
NSLI-Y Russian Language & Culture Bolshoi Way
A 6-week full scholarship program that combines Russian language instruction, cultural immersion, and ballet training. NSLI-Y is a U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs program, implemented by A.S.E. Program will take place in a Virtual/Hybrid format.