** PLEASE BOOK by midnight on Wednesday 27 July 2022 **

We are delighted to have been offered the opportunity for a group of 10 members to attend a day of lessons at the Summer Intensive course run by the Masters of Ballet Academy at their studios in East Acton, London on Friday 29 July 2022.

The Masters of Ballet Academy is directed by Elena Glurjidze (former ENB principal) and celebrated teacher Olga Semenova (Vaganova trained).  

The teaching staff for the summer course will also include former professional dancer Sara Knight (RBS & Vaganova trained and later RBS Teaching Course) and Denis Matvienko.  Denis is a former principal of Kyiv, Mariinsky, and Mikhailovsky Theatres.  He is formerly artistic director of Kyiv and Novosibirsk too, and most recently a professor at the Vaganova Academy.  He was also a member of the 'Kings of the Dance' programme at the London Coliseum in March 2014.


The likely schedule for the day is:

10.00-11.45  Pre-professional CLASS with Denis

12.00-1.00   choice of Pre-Professional GIRLS POINTE/SOLOS with Elena, or BOYS SOLOS with Denis

1.00-2.00     choice of lunch break, or to view classes with younger dancers

2.00-3.45     Pre-professional PAS DE DEUX with Elena/Denis

4.00-5.00     Pre-professional NEOCLASSICAL with Sara

There are choices to attend classes with younger groups running concurrently with the above.


Attending members will also have the opportunity to attend the summer school Presentation performance at 2pm on Saturday 6 August 2020 at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells Theatre.  Members may attend the performance day, if they are not attending the class day.  A donation of £10 is proposed in this case.

We do have the opportunity of an extra date in the second week of the summer school, on Thursday 4th August 2022.  If places for 29th July are no longer available, please do indicate your interest for the second date by emailing [email protected]  UPDATE: this option is no longer being offered.  

Summer course info

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Day of classes (29 July 2022) £15.00 Unavailable
Presentation Performance (6 August) £10.00
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