A New Road To The Bolshoi

The Bolshoi seems hungry for Americans right now. In addition to the company's high profile hiring of ABT principal David Hallberg, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy keeps finding new ways to open its doors to US students.

The academy recently teamed up with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Up to 100 advanced students will be selected to live in the Bolshoi dorms and take three daily classes at the Bolshoi Academy this summer. The program runs the entire month of August, and students can choose to attend from one to four weeks. Students must be at least 15 with a minimum of four years on pointe. To apply, simply register for a Joffrey summer audition, then register for the Bolshoi exchange upon acceptance. More details will come in the new year. See joffreyballetschool.com/summer-programs.