Students are admitted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy through an audition process which takes place during the entire year.

The audition is a ballet class comprising bar, centre work, basic adagio, allegro, point work and variation, if any.

  • International students unable to attend an audition in person may submit a video (no longer than 15-20 minutes) showing their class work (bar, center work, adagio, allegro, point work and repertoire, if any).

Please, be sure to include the following exercises into your video:

For students 13-14 years old:

Bar:

  1. Demi-plies+Grands plies
  2. Battements tendus
  3. Battements fondus

Center work:

  1. Temps lie par terre
  2. Battements tendus

Allegro:

  1. Pas echappe + Changement de pied
  2. Pas assemble
  3. Pas jete

Point work:

  1. Releve+Pas echappe
  2. Pas-coupe-ballonne
  3. Pas couru

 

For students 15-18+ years old:

Bar:

  1. Grand plies
  2. Battements tendus+jete
  3. Rond de jambe par terre+en l’air
  4. Grands battements jetes

Center work:

  1. Temps lie on 90dg with tire-bouchon
  2. Battemets tendus+Pirouettes
  3. Grands battements jetes+Grands pirouettes

Allegro:

  1. Pas eshappe  battu+ pas assemble battu
  2. Sissonne ouverte
  3. Grand pas assemble + Grand pas jete

Point work:

  1. Pas echappe en tournant
  2. 2 pirouettes en dehor& en dedans
  3. Grand fouette en face
  4. Pirouettes en dehors & en dedans (diagonals)

  • Along with the video, every applicant has to submit a Personal Data Form, an Audition Application and a copy of the passport (first page with a photo).