A fabulous weekend with Mykhailo Shcherbakov!

On October 6th, 2019, Mykahilo Scherbakov, Soloist with Moscow Ballet, held a master class at Ballet Academy of Charleston for intermediate to advanced adults and teenagers.

Mr. Shcherbakov was in Charleston to direct an audition for Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” to be performed at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on December 21st, 2019 (at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.).

Mykhailo was born in Pugachov, Russia and moved to Kiev at just ten years old to start studying ballet at the Kiev Choreographic College. While in school, he participated in many ballet competitions, including the famous Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition and the International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow. In 2008, Mykhailo was invited to join the Kiev Municipal Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth. A year later he became a Principal Dancer at the theater and has participated in every performance since he started working there.

He began studying at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in 2010 and graduated in just two years with a degree in teaching. Mykhailo has traveled all over the world performing with a few ballet companies. He has performed in multiple countries including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and France. Mykhailo joined Moscow Ballet in 2016 and performs in the Great Russian Nutcracker as Brother Fritz, the French Variation, and the Nutcracker Doll.

We greatly appreciate Mr. Shcerbakov’s contribution to our school and traveling all this way to set the student’s choreography for “The Great Russian Nutcracker”!

Master Class with Michelle Ramos

On March 31, advanced students from the Greater Charleston Area were treated to a fantastic master class with Michelle Ramos!  The class was challenging , both physically and mentally and the students thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Ramos’ enthusiasm in teaching. Click here for more information about Michelle Ramos.