WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BALLET
RUSSIAN ballet is steeped in antiquity and technical purism. One cannot think of it without pictures of excellence, quality, beauty and splendour, music, history and imperialism coming to mind.
Although ballet did not begin in Russia, it is the place where Agrippina Vaganova perfected a method that has produced the world’s greatest dancers.
The Vaganova technique has only recently become available to the West and has made its way to South Africa.
Madame Slou Akimguereeva was trained by Tamara Kosova, a student of the great Vaganova herself.
Ballet is an art passed down by mentoring and personal coaching. The Russian Ballet Academy of South Africa personally brings a direct lineage of training to our children’s hearts, minds and bodies. What a joy and privilege!