Kristina Spiridinova says on her instagram that she is vegan. Are there many other students at the school who are vegetarian/vegan?
There probably are, but I don’t know of any. I didn’t even know Spiridinova was vegan.
@themarwhal: are there videos from the performance at the hermitage theater from 9/28?
Is there a video of the Hermitage performance? And do you know who danced the Nutcracker Pas de Trois?
Who are the older students that performed at the Hermitage museum most recently?
Aviva Gelfer-Mundl (“La Bayadere”), Elizaveta Avsadzhanishvili, Ivan Poddubnyak and Dmitry Sobolev (”The Fairy Doll”), Anastasia Smirnova (“Le Corsaire”), Valeria Bespalova (“The Awakening of Flora”), Alexandra Khiteeva, Mikhail Barkidjija, Marko Juusela, Evgeni Bolotskikh, Ivan Poddubnyak and Alexander Polupanov (”the Nutcracker”), Aaron Osawa-Horowitz (“Actaeon”)
Sorry, I couldn’t find any videos. Only little snippets
Did anything come from the discussions about building a swimming pool for Vaganova students? Sounds such a good idea..
It’s a great idea but I haven’t heard anything about it in a while. I’m not surprised though; things like this take absolute ages to get done. I’m surprised it only took Nikolai two years to get the Petipa memorial plaque approved. That’s basically the speed of light in terms of Russian bureaucracy.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe that Daria Neupokoeva (@dashaballet) is no longer at VBA. She was in the same class as Sartakova and Chernyavskaya from the first grade. It’s a shame if so, I remember in earlier years she really stood out, doing a lot of solo parts etc. But I guess that’s the brutality of it all, isn’t it.
I believe Dasha is now training in Novosibirsk. It appears that she fell victim to the carnage that are VBA exams… That just goes to show that no one, no matter how talented or successful (Neupokoeva danced the part of little Masha) they are, is guaranteed to survive at VBA.
I think one reason that not much has been heard about the Vladivostock students is that the first group are still in the lower grades.
Yes, that too.
Hi Melmoth – Are there 3 female final year Vaganova classes? (Savelieva’s, Khiteeva’s, and Smirnova’s). I’m confused by the ‘Kovaleva class’ posts on Instagram!
It looks like there are, actually. Which is rare. There are three graduating female classes (Grade 8 / Level III): Zhelonkina’s, Sitnikova’s and Vasilieva’s. Tsiskaridze is teaching all the graduating boys.
Professor Kovaleva is training Grade 7 / Level II. Elizaveta Avsadzhanishvili and Anastasia Smirnova are in that class; they are graduating in 2020.
on kuzmicheva’s instagram there is a photo of her at the enrollment ceremony holding a red book and microphone? do you know what she might have been doing there/what her role in the proceedings was?
She was one of the MCs.