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Please note that the BBASI Program is currently on pause.
Dedicated to bringing unique opportunities to student dancers throughout the US and beyond, ASE is pleased to announce - for the first time ever in the US - John Cranko School Summer Intensive NY & CT  (July 22 - Aug 9, 2024). While upholding excellence in Vaganova technique training, the SI will also uniquely introduce student ballet dancers to classical, Cranko neoclassical, and contemporary ballet repertoires. We invite you to explore the program here.

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensives


Polina Semionova

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Graduate

Photo by Stella de Monaco

The BBA Summer Intensives in New York and Connecticut offer a unique opportunity for pre-professional dancers and dance educators to take part in  training and educational programs based on the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy curriculum and taught by the Academy’s leading teachers from Moscow.  With its nearly 250-year history, the Academy’s curriculum and pedagogy are recognized for their focus on strength, musicality, clarity of technique, and personal expression. 


BBASI programs are known for expanding personal, pre-professional, and cultural horizons of its participants – not only making them better dancers, but also empowering many to become successful global citizens. Today Alumni of BBASI programs grace some of the most prominent stages.


BBASI Programs welcome students from all over the world and our families regularly represent: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. 



BBASI CT provides expert training for serious ballet students (ages 9-15) through unique instruction by leading teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. BBASI CT is a rigorous ballet training program and is designed to offer pre-professional ballet training through class instruction and showcases. The participant's summer experience is supplemented by extracurricular activities at locations on and off campus.

BBASI NY provides expert training for serious ballet students (ages 15 - 22 years) through unique instruction by teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.  BBASI NY is a rigorous ballet training program and offers pre-professional ballet training through class instruction, a final performance, and other related activities.

BBASI Auditions are a great opportunity to meet Program staff and experience BBASI methodology. Dancers should treat the audition as a class and demonstrate their individual best. Respecting that dancers come from different training backgrounds and vary in age, each dancer is evaluated within the context of their individual abilities. Successful BBASI candidates demonstrate age-appropriate skills, musicality, commitment to achieving progress, and appreciation for a collaborative environment. 

BBA Teacher Certification Program curriculum, based on the Vaganova method, is respected internationally for its focus on musicality, strength, pureness of classical technique, and its emphasis on individual progress. Founded 250 years ago, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy has a rich history of training many of the world’s greatest ballet dancers, choreographers, educators, and scholars. Upon Program's completion, educators are able to apply their new in-depth knowledge and training in the BBA Curriculum to training of their own students.

NSLI-Y Language & Culture Bolshoi Way, a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a full scholarship opportunity for academically high-achieving students of ballet which offers a unique experience that combines Russian language instruction, cultural programming, and ballet training with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy teachers.  The NSLI FOR YOUTH program recognizes participants’ academic merit and interest in Russian language and culture. No prior Russian language experience is necessary to be considered.​

*Listed programs are implemented by the New York based A.S.E. Global Bridges (“A.S.E.”) in collaboration with Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). Unless otherwise expressly stated, A.S.E. has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Theatre Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 


* Program implementation is subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

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