‣ What makes Russian Masters Ballet such a unique training experience?
There are a few things that we bring together that make it special. First of all, we select the best teachers – as professionals and as people – of the Vaganova Methodology in order to offer the highest educational program posible. Plus, our courses are officially licensed by the Vaganova Academy.
Then we add special ballet experiences and workshops that can help our students to grow and learn different techniques beside ballet that will help them in future.
We also develop complete and interesting programs that unite all of these international children and young people during their free time. These not only expand their education outside of the ballet studio, but also help to build friendships. We care about our students, we care about people from the heart. It’s important to us and people can feel that.
‣ How did the Russian Masters Ballet intensives come about?
It was all about seeing a gap and asking for the help to fill it.
I had moved to live in Spain and saw that there was a lack of knowledge in a how to provide a curriculum based ballet education; it was almost imposible for the majority of students to get this high level of professional training. So I decided to unite a team of the best professionals I knew – both as teachers and as people – who really have a passion for ballet. And so we launched the first Russian Masters Ballet camp in Alicante, and from the very beginning it went well.
‣ Have you been the director since the beginning?
Yes, Russian Masters Ballet Intensives is a project that I have been directing from the start, and I still am still so excited about it and do it with passion.
‣ I imagine your time is divided between teaching in the studio and managerial tasks outside of it. What does a typical day look like for you?
Oh, my time is divided mostly between managing the RMB, teaching some masterclasses and…. my family! I am a very family-oriented person. So usually my days are split between time spent at the computer, making phone calls, managing tasks and taking care of my own kids.
Then I choose time in my schedule to teach masterclasses and workshops. So sometimes for a few days, or sometimes for weeks at a time, I am out of the office and I switch my mindset to focus completely on what happens in the ballet studio: preparing classes and working with students. I love it!