In The News | Archive 2015

Spruce Creek High dancer just keeps going

Daytona Beach News-Journal: Over the summer, [Alana Muldowney] spent six weeks training at the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow...The Academy’s impact on her was profound. Since returning, she’s decided to study Russian in college and possibly work in international intelligence. Read More

Dec
18
2015
Brisbane teenager to dance with the Bolshoi (Australia)
Quest Newspapers: A BAYSIDE teenager has achieved the “opportunity of a lifetime” to train with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. In July she went to Connecticut in the US for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive and after auditioning for a place via video. Read More
Nov
23
2015
Libertyville dancer takes lead in Dancenter North's Nutcracker

Windy City Live: Priyana Acharya, 15, will dance the lead role of “American Beauty Rose” in Dancenter North’s “The Magic of the Nutcracker.” Priyana has attended many summer intensive ballet programs, including Bolshoi Ballet Academy New York City and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Connecticut. Read More

Nov
12
2015
A trip of a lifetime

Unbelievable. A dream come true. The opportunity of a lifetime. That’s how 16 y.o. Katherine Free describes her summer. The blossoming ballerina spent nine weeks — three in New York City, six in Moscow — pursuing the art form she loves under the direction of the world’s most elite instructors. Read More

Oct
27
2015
Muldowney Chosen for NSLI Program

Alanna Muldowney was chosen as one of 15 American high school ballet students for the NSLI- Y & Bolshoi Way Program, a U.S. Department of State Program in collaboration with the Russian American Foundation and the internationally renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Russia. Read More

Oct
26
2015
Ormond Beach ballet student returns from Moscow

Muldowney was just one of 15 ballet students chosen from around the country for the NSLI-Y Russian Language and Culture RAF and Bolshoi Way. The program, funded by the state, immerses the students into a summer of learning a different country’s culture and ballet. Read More

Oct
26
2015
Oak Grove teen McMurrian studies ballet in Russia

Hattiesburg American: The scholarship provided to McMurrian and 14 other high school ballet students from across the US was offered by the NSLI-Y RAF & Bolshoi Way Program, a U.S. Department of State program in collaboration with the Russian American Foundation and the Bolshoi Academy. Read More

Oct
5
2015
Shelton Resident Attend Prestigious Russian Ballet Academy

Shelton Patch: Shelton resident Dominika Tomczyk returned from a summer study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Dominika said the opportunity was magical especially after working her way back up to full strength after a stress fracture in 2014. Read More

Sep
11
2015
From Mt. Hood to Moscow

The Oregonian: This summer, Harper took part in a six-week intensive in Connecticut, run by The Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Some dancers would be selected for traineeships in Russia, they told her – she just never expected to be one of them. Read More

Sep
8
2015
LAHS student spends summer at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Los Altos Town Crier: Jillian Smith twirled her way to Moscow this summer, landing a six-week language and ballet scholarship at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Smith scored one of 15 academic and merit-based grants for ballet dancers nationwide to attend the summer school program. Read More

Sep
2
2015
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