The Radford University Department of Dance Ballet Youth Program (RUBY) provides serious high-quality ballet training to aspiring young dancers in the community. It also provides its students with unique performance opportunities through its direct association with the Radford University Ballet Theatre.
The curriculum of the RU Ballet Youth Program is based on the syllabus of the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. This training is celebrated for producing dancers with the perfect combination of physical strength and grace. It has produced such luminaries in the dance world as Rudolph Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gorge Balanchine, and Natalia Makarova.
The RUBY Program is directed by Radford University ballet faculty Inessa Plekhanova. Principal faculty, Aleksey Plekhanov, teaches the Intermediate/Advanced ballet class which will include pointe technique. These highly qualified professionals are all graduates of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. One of the most important aspects of this youth program is its close affiliation with Radford University Department of Dance. These students have ample opportunity to perform in RU Ballet Theatre productions including The Nutcracker and An Evening of Ballet.
For information please contact the program administrator Margaret Devaney via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (540) 831-5162.