Summer Intensive Course 2017 Join Summer Intensive July 24th-29th Rambert Studios
99 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP


Our world-renowned Summer Intensive Course is now open for booking for 2017. We are offering students aged from 10 to 20 years old the chance to apply for our extended programme. The teaching faculty will include world-renowned ballet masters and principal dancers:

Natalia Kremen (English National Ballet, NKBS)
Isabelle Ciaravola (Paris Opera Ballet, CNSMDP)    
Anastasia Yatsenko (Bolshoi Theatre)    
Roberta Marquez (Royal Ballet, NKBS)
Aleksander Muntagirov (People's Artist of Russia and Artistic Director of Chelyabinsk Opera & Ballet)
Aleksandr Zaitsev (Stuggart Ballet, Guest Ballet Master Vaganova Academy)

 Please make sure you apply early as places are limited and fill up quickly.  

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Summer intensive fee excluding VAT £380 + £30 Administration Fee Join Summer Intensive July 24th-29th Rambert Studios
99 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP
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A parent/guardian will need to be on hand to give signed consent on the digital form. A non-refundable application administration fee of £30 will be payable. Ages are taken as of the 31 August 216, applicants must be aged between 10 and 18.11 years by this date to be eligible to apply. Please see our age chart to check your eligibility


Alexander Muntagirov Guest Ballet Master

Alexander is a People’sArtist of Russia, Professor, member of Moscow Theatre Union, member of the art council of ‘Ballet’ magazine, an honoured figure of art and culture of theKhanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region.

Hehas been awarded with 1 Grade Sergey Diaghilev medal “For Service to the Arts” and received the ‘Knightof Dance’ Prize. The head of the Choreography Department of the Khanty-Mansiysk  University of Art and Culture.

AlexanderMuntagirov graduated with honours as a ballet dancer from Perm State College ofChoreography  (which has the Badge of Honour) where he was taught byprominent pedagogues and people’s artists: Yuli Plakht, Lev Asaulyak, IgorShapovalov, Lyudmila Sakharova. Muntagirov became the first performer of therole of Ostap Bender in the ballet ‘The Twelve Chairs’ (Ballet Master: A.Petrov, Moscow).

Muntagirov,as one of the stars of Russian ballet, presented Russian choreographic art inmany countries of the world. He was an artistic director of ChelyabinskOpera & Ballet Theatre and a founder of the annual Ekaterina MaksimovaFestival.

Beinghead of the Choreography Department of the Khanty-Mansiysk University of Artand Culture for 12 years he has seen more than 150 graduates of choreographyand dance. The graduates: choreographers, pedagogues, ballet masters and balletartists become the gems of the stages of many Russian Theatres.

Atpresent Alexander Muntagirov is involved a lot in social and charity work andhas his own festival called ‘The Knight of Dance Invites You’. He was the teacher  of Vadim Muntagirov ( his son ) who is a PrincipalDancer of the Royal Ballet and one of the best dancers currently performing.

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.

Simonetta Dixon Ballet Critic/Historian

Born in New York City, and having lived in Paris, Geneva and London, Simonetta Barzanti Dixon has been watching ballet in the USA and Europe for 50 years.  In addition to performance, she has always been a keen student of ballet history. Simonetta reviews and writes about dance for various websites, served on the dance panel of the Olivier Awards for three years between 2005-2008, has interviewed many famous dancers from the UK and abroad and is the co-founder of BalletcoForum,which has thousands of members all around the world.

Anastasia Yatsenko Guest Ballet Mistress

Anastasia was born in Moscow. In 1991, she studied at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow Academy of Choreography), where she was a pupil of Sophia Golovkina and subsequently joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.

In 1996, she graduated from the performers faculty of the Moscow Academy of Choreography and won 1st prize at the Arabesque Open Competition of Ballet Dancers of Russia, in Perm,  and 2nd prize at the Maya International Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Saint-Petersburg. 

In 2002, she was awarded the title Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.

Since 2012 she has been a teacher-repetiteur at the Bolshoi Theatre.  

Aleksandr Zaitsev Teacher

Alexander Zaitsev, born in Moscow, Russia, was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School. In 1992, he graduated and had his first engagement with the Bolshoi Ballet under the direction of Juri Grigorovich. During this time, he danced with the company on tours all around the world.

In 1995 he danced with the State Opera Dresden for one season and in 1996 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet. In 1997 Alexander Zaitsev received his Pedagogical Diploma of the Moscow Choreography Academy. In January 1999, he was promoted to Soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, and then to Principal Dancer. 

And has been a guest artist with the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, with Tokyo Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Korean National Ballet, with Marcia Haydées Ballet de Santiago de Chile, Latvian Ballet Theater in Riga, Estonian Ballet in Tallinn, and with the Leipzig Ballett. 

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. 

Isabelle Ciaravola Guest Ballet Teacher

Isabelle was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. In 1988, age 16, she won First Prize at the Paris Conservatoire and subsequently entered the Paris Opera Ballet School. She joined the Paris Opera Ballet in 1990 and was promoted to Premiére Danseuse in 2003. She was made an Etoile in 2009. Since retiring in 2014 from the company she has devoted most of her time to teaching.

Her repertoire includes the main roles in Giselle and La Sylphide, Nikaya in La Bayadere and the Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote. She was one of the sisters in Nureyev's Cinderella, Marguerite in La Dame aux Camélias by John Neumeier and danced the pas de deux in Jerome Robbin's Glass Pieces. Furthermore, she has danced George Balanchine's work including Jewels, The Four Tempraments and Serenade. Also she has danced ballets by William Forsythe, John Cranko, Jiří Kylián, Serge Lifar and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon.  She was also awarded Chevalier des arts et des lettres and in 2012 Chevalier de la légion d'honneur.

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