What Does the Bolshoi's Company Class Look Like?

July 31, 2013

Unsurprisingly, pretty impressive!

Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet is currently on tour in London, and Britain’s Telegraph was able to get some great video footage of the company’s ladies in their morning class at the Royal Opera House. The paper had a special tour guide, too: principal dancer Ekaterina Krysanova, one of the ballerinas tackling the role of Odette/Odile in the company’s sold-out London performances of Swan Lake. In fact, Krysanova will be showing off her swan arms and fouettés tonight.

Yes, we take ballet classes all the time, but I will never get tired of watching artists at the top of their game get put through their paces in class. Especially dancers schooled in scrupulously classical Russian technique. (Coming out of an attitude turn without a plié?? That is intense.)

Take a look!