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Anne-Laure Arnoux Teacher

Anne-Laure was born in France where she was taught by Raymond Franchetti and Christiane Vaussard. She trained at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (graduating with a first Grand Prix of Dance) and at the Paris Opera ballet school.

Aged only 16 she was invited by Rudolf Nureyev to join the Paris Opera Ballet.

While in the company, Anne-Laure danced many soloist roles in ballet such as Don Quichotte, la Sylphide, Giselle, Swan Lake, les Noces, Paquita, Sleeping beauty and Napoli and worked with prestigious choreographers: Rudolf Nureyev (Cinderella and La Bayadère creations), Jerome Robbins, Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, William Forsythe (in the middle, somewhat elevated creation), Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson.

Anne-Laure also performed as a soloist at the Bolchoi theatre with « the young dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet ».

She later qualified as a ballet teacher (French State diploma of classical ballet teacher) and also owns a Music and Dance history diploma and a Music theory diploma.

Anne-Laure has taught in several National Conservatories in France and at the Montgomery city Ballet (USA).

Anton Lukovkin Teacher

Born in St. Petersburg, Anton Lukovkin trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and graduated into the Mariinsky Ballet. In 2007 he joined English National Ballet and danced with the company for nearly ten years. In 2004 he was nominated for the Benois de la Danse Awards in Moscow and in 2011 he won the English National Ballet People’s Choice Award. His roles include Albrecht (Giselle), Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Roland Petitt), Poet (Les Sylphides), Le Spectre de la Rose, Petrushka, L’Après-midi d’un Faune, Mercutio and many others. He has worked with several leading world choreographers, including John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Russell Maliphant, Akram Khan, David Dawson and Alexei Ratmansky. He appears in several films of the Mariinsky Ballet and played Erik Bruhn in the BBC drama “Margot”. He was recently working as an assistant opera director at the Dutch National Opera and the Opéra Bastille in Paris. In November 2017 performed in Men in Motion at the London Coliseum.

Natalia Kremen School Founder & Ballet Teacher

Born in Moscow,  Natalia started training at the age of ten with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Later she moved to Leonid Lavrovsky’s Ballet Academy;  there she was trained by Galina Krapivina (People’s Artist of USSR) and Nina Sorokina (People’s Artist ofUSSR).

After graduation in 2002 was invited by Artistic Director Dmitry Briantcev to join the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Theater.

While in the company Natalia danced many soloist roles in ballets such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, La Dame aux Camellias, Snow Maiden and La Fille mal gardee.  Natalia has created roles in Dmitry Briantcev’s choreography.

In 2004 Natalia entered the Moscow Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional and Postgraduate Education “Russian Academy of Dramatic Art – GITIS” and graduated in 2009 with the qualification TEACHER – BALLET MISTRESS in the speciality “BALLET PEDAGOGY”.

In 2006 Natalia was invited by Wayne Eagling to join English National Ballet.

Miss Kremen has performed in a numerous gala evenings in Brazil, Dominican Republic, France and Italy, including “Nights with Tamara Rojo and Friends” in Spain.

Natalia Nemytkina Teacher

Natasha was born in Samara, Russia. She trained at Samara Central Choreography school for 10 years, graduating in 2005.

After graduating she began working with The Samara Academical Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where She performed in numerous ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Bayadere, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Beatles Forever, Carmina Burana, Francesca da Rimini, Carmen and many others. Natasha has also toured with The Amosov and Melikov group in Guatemala, China, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom.

In 2006 she entered the Academy of Social Arts in Moscow, graduating in 2011 with Diploma – Pedagogue, Ballet Master. 

Natalia Shchelokova Teacher

   Natalia Shchelokova was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) from age 10.  She was taught by some of the best ballet teachers of the Soviet Union including one of Agrippina Vaganova’s disciples, Nabilya Valitova.

   After graduating from the Voronezh State Ballet Institute in 1990, Natalia joined Moscow Festival Ballet company.  Her first international tour was to the United Kingdom.  In 1992 she was invited to join Moscow City Ballet, with Clara in The Nutcracker being her first role.  Natalia was quickly adding new solo and leading parts to her repertoire and was promoted to the principal position within just three years.  

In 1997 Natalia won the Diploma of Moscow International Ballet Competition.

   In the year 2000, Natalia attained first degree with honours from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and qualified as Ballet Master/Choreographer in methodology of teaching ballet.

Later, that same year, she joined Stanislavsky ballet as leading soloist, performing principal roles.

In 2012 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with PDTD and has RAD RTS status.

Roberta Marquez Teacher

Roberta Marquez  was born in Brazil and trained at the Maria Olenewa State Dance School, taught by local teachers and guest teachers from the Kirov Ballet. In 1994 she joined the Municipal Theatre Ballet and was promoted to Principal in 2002. Roles with the company included Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Swanilda (Coppélia) and Giselle. Guest appearances from this time included dancing as Nikiya with American Ballet Theatre.

She is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a Principal in 2004 and left in 2015. Her Royal Ballet repertory included Nikiya (La Bayadère), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Juliet, Tatiana (Onegin) and the Firebird. She returns in the 2016/17 Season as a Guest Artist.

Marquez’s many prizes include Best Dancer of the Year at the 2001 Rio de Janeiro Dance Awards and silver medal and best couple (with Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares) at the 2001 Moscow International Ballet Competition. In spring 2013 she participated in a Royal Opera House project to forge new links with Brazil through performance, education work and skills training. 

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