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THE Rus­sian Bal­let Academy, ac­cepts chil­dren from the age of 3. Here they can learn the skills of Vaganova Rus­sian bal­let and at­tend chore­og­ra­phy classes. Madame Slou Akimguereeva is a mas­ter of bal­let and chore­og­ra­pher who trained un­der Tamara Kosova in Len­ingrad (St Peters­burg), who her­self had been a stu­dent of the fa­mous Agrippa Vaganova.

The Vaganova method is a tech­nique de­rived from the teach­ing meth­ods of the old Im­pe­rial Bal­let School. Vaganova was to be­come one of the most renowned bal­let teach­ers of all time. The Vaganova method is ev­i­dent in the tech­nique of Mikhail Barysh­nikov, one of the great­est bal­let dancers of the 20th cen­tury.

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