In The News | 2020

June
24
2020
BBASI Alumnus, Julian MacKay, to Join San Francisco Ballet as a Principal
Pointe Magazine: "He is known for being the youngest American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, completing the upper-division in 2015 at age 17 and becoming fluent in Russian. Following his training, MacKay made his professional debut as Siegfried with the Russian State Ballet in Berlin. He later won the Prix de Lausanne, and spent a year as an apprentice with The Royal Ballet."  Read More
Feb
18
2020
From gaining resilience to acquiring new languages, ballet has significantly shaped Abby Zhang’s life
The Central Trend: “ 'It’s really an eye-opening experience to [attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy] because it’s just so diverse,” Abby said. “You meet people who speak all of these different languages and who have come from all these different backgrounds. And you get to dance with them, and in the end, you all are doing the same thing. You all are doing ballet together.' ”  Read More
Jan
28
2020
Local Dance Student Takes First Place in Worldwide Competition
Insider NJ: "Sophia Musal, 14, of Mount Olive also received accolades from the judges...Ms. Musal earned a spot in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive which provides expert training for serious ballet students ages 9-14."  Read More
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