judges

Ivan Kozlov

Premier of the National Opera of Ukraine, The St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet, IBT (Internationale Ballet Theater), and the Mariinsky Theater; the choreographer and teacher.

Svetlana Lunkina
Principal Dancer (National Ballet of Canada)
Prima Ballerina (Bolshoi Theater, Russia)

Svetlana Lunkina was born in Moscow (Russia) and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy. Upon her graduation in 1997, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet, where her teacher became the great Ekaterina Maksimova. Already, during her first year of work at Bolshoi, Lunkina performed the leading role in the ballet “Giselle”. Just 18, she thus became the youngest Giselle in the history of the Bolshoi Theater.

Over her 15-year career,  Lunkina...

Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, Founding Artistic Director

Ms. Yakovleva-Randall is a highly degreed, award-winning ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. Ms. Yakovleva-Randall began her training at the Academy of Ballet in Novosibirsk and continued to St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Art in Russia, graduating in 1999 with a degree certifying her in Professional Ballet Dance Performance; Choreography; and Ballet, Character, and Historical Dance Instruction. In the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2010 she completed seminars at the Vaganova Ballet...

Stanislav Issaev
Principal Dancer, Master Teacher, Choreographer.

Stanislav Issaev studied the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet from a young age at the prestigious Perm Dance Academy with Julius Plakht. Upon graduation he joined Moscow Classical Ballet as a principal dancer performing leading roles in all the major classical ballets, such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Le Corsaire, La Bayadere as well as Modern and Contemporary pieces of well-known choreographers. The Gold Medal was awarded to Mr. Issaev at the International Ballet Competition in...

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