London Russian Ballet School is the only school in the UK to offer Russian ballet training exclusively with Russian-trained teachers. The charity Kids Love Lambeth performs Russian classical ballet for children throughout Lambeth. Opportunity is made available to all regardless of background or means. If you want to learn more about the school from a student's perspective, please read our blog: www.londonrussianballetschool.wordpress.com.
LRBS has its own youtube channel! Class, rehearsal and show videos are being uploaded for all to see. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.
Summer Performances, July 2014
Following our sell-out concert at Cadogan Hall last November, LRBS will be performing a new exciting Ballet Gala accompanied by London Soloists Philharmonia on the following dates and at the following venues in the summer:
15th July 2014 - CADOGAN HALL
21st July 2014 - CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
23rd July 2014 - NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
The programme will include Frederic Chopin "Ghostly Ball", Modest Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Riccardo Drigo "La Esmeralda".
A large percentage of the proceeds from these performances will go to the charity "Kids Love Lambeth".
Mr Petr Bazaron
Mr Petr Bazaron, graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Russian artist and choreographer, will be arriving at LRBS this week. Petr has choreographed a new ballet to the music of Mussorgsky especially for the school, it will be the premiere of this particular choreographic work and we are very much looking forward to working alongside him.
Ms Galina Rachmanina
LRBS are over the moon to announce that Galina Borisovna Rachmanina, prestigious artist of Russia and daughter of the great Bolshoi Ballet Academy teacher Boris Rachmanin, has joined our staff.
LRBS holds auditions privately throughout the year. Please note we do not hold annual auditions because we prefer to see candiates amongst our students to mediate how they blend and adapt to our school's dynamics. If you are interested in auditioning please contact the school directly and an audition can be scheduled with our Artisitic Director.
Since the arrival of the great Russian artists from the Imperial Theatre at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Russian ballet has been recognised in the West as a unique artistic phenomenon. Classical ballet, as we know it today, was largely created in the Russian Imperial Theatre. The style and character of classical ballet were formed during this Imperial period. It is this style and character that retain and manifest the significance and beauty of classical ballet for the audience today. In the development of classical ballet in Imperial Russia a system evolved, over two hundred and fifty years, to meet the technical requirements and fulfil the stylistic demands of Russian choreographers. Generations of great Russian ballet theatre artists worked within that system to preserve and pass down this heritage while allowing it to evolve. It has produced arguably the greatest ballet schools and method of ballet education. Many of the famous names in the world of ballet are the products of it.