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  • #tbt My first year in The Vaganova Ballet Academy, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. I am a first girl on the left. And must be 9 or 10 years old. I would never forget the feel of raked, sometimes uneven wooden floors that needed to be sprinkled with water to prevent slipping. Our leotards were homemade from a white tank tops. My mom was very skilled with sewing and made leotards and skirts for other girls in class. We only had one brand of flat and point shoes. There was no choice for what fits your feet better. The only choice we had is to learn to dance no matter how broken or uncomfortable pointe shoes were. But we were privileged to study at the greatest ballet school that is nearly old as ballet itself. The whole school is full of Vaganova’s legacy and spirit of history. The hallways of the school are lined with photos of classes from the last 150 years, an inspiring—and intimidating—reminder for the students of all great dancers who came before them. I am forever grateful to have my name listed among graduates ✨

It would be a huge understatement to say that getting a coveted spot at the Academy is a challenge. Between 4,000 and 7,000 children ages 8 to 10 audition annually for about 70 openings in the beginner class. And despite this extreme selectivity, getting into the Academy doesn't guarantee a professional career. It doesn't even guarantee graduation. Only 20 or so students actually complete the program and join companies. ✌🏻
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#ballet #balletdancer #balletfeet #balletphotography #balletclass #ballet_soul #formerdancer #vaganovaballetacademy #vaganovaballet #vaganovastudents #vaganova #russianballet #dancer #loveballet #passion #dancersofinstagram #medford #nj #tbt My first year in The Vaganova Ballet Academy, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. I am a first girl on the left. And must be 9 or 10 years old. I would never forget the feel of raked, sometimes uneven wooden floors that needed to be sprinkled with water to prevent slipping. Our leotards were homemade from a white tank tops. My mom was very skilled with sewing and made leotards and skirts for other girls in class. We only had one brand of flat and point shoes. There was no choice for what fits your feet better. The only choice we had is to learn to dance no matter how broken or uncomfortable pointe shoes were. But we were privileged to study at the greatest ballet school that is nearly old as ballet itself. The whole school is full of Vaganova’s legacy and spirit of history. The hallways of the school are lined with photos of classes from the last 150 years, an inspiring—and intimidating—reminder for the students of all great dancers who came before them. I am forever grateful to have my name listed among graduates ✨ It would be a huge understatement to say that getting a coveted spot at the Academy is a challenge. Between 4,000 and 7,000 children ages 8 to 10 audition annually for about 70 openings in the beginner class. And despite this extreme selectivity, getting into the Academy doesn't guarantee a professional career. It doesn't even guarantee graduation. Only 20 or so students actually complete the program and join companies. ✌🏻 . . . . #ballet #balletdancer #balletfeet #balletphotography #balletclass #ballet_soul #formerdancer #vaganovaballetacademy #vaganovaballet #vaganovastudents #vaganova #russianballet #dancer #loveballet #passion #dancersofinstagram #medford #nj
  • #tbt My first year in The Vaganova Ballet Academy, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. I am a first girl on the left. And must be 9 or 10 years old. I would never forget the feel of raked, sometimes uneven wooden floors that needed to be sprinkled with water to prevent slipping. Our leotards were homemade from a white tank tops. My mom was very skilled with sewing and made leotards and skirts for other girls in class. We only had one brand of flat and point shoes. There was no choice for what fits your feet better. The only choice we had is to learn to dance no matter how broken or uncomfortable pointe shoes were. But we were privileged to study at the greatest ballet school that is nearly old as ballet itself. The whole school is full of Vaganova’s legacy and spirit of history. The hallways of the school are lined with photos of classes from the last 150 years, an inspiring—and intimidating—reminder for the students of all great dancers who came before them. I am forever grateful to have my name listed among graduates ✨ It would be a huge understatement to say that getting a coveted spot at the Academy is a challenge. Between 4,000 and 7,000 children ages 8 to 10 audition annually for about 70 openings in the beginner class. And despite this extreme selectivity, getting into the Academy doesn't guarantee a professional career. It doesn't even guarantee graduation. Only 20 or so students actually complete the program and join companies. ✌🏻 . . . . #ballet #balletdancer #balletfeet #balletphotography #balletclass #ballet_soul #formerdancer #vaganovaballetacademy #vaganovaballet #vaganovastudents #vaganova #russianballet #dancer #loveballet #passion #dancersofinstagram #medford #nj
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