The Kirov Academy of Ballet exists to preserve and perform Russian classical ballet and contribute to the quality of life in our community through the performance of major dance works, the nurturing of artistic expression, and the delivery of quality arts-in-education programs to DC metro students.
The Little Dancer Performance at the National Gallery of Art
Sun, November 23, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Kirov Academy of Ballet will take you on a journey back in time. The period is the 1800s when dancers in white romantic tutus begin their exercises for a rehearsal of ballets destined for the great stages of France. As light filters through the dance studio, a ballet master enters and sees The Little Dancer deep in thought about the rehearsal, which will begin momentarily. This is a lovely opportunity for our audience to take a moment to breathe in the beauty of classical ballet and art. For directions and transportation to the event, visit Culture Capital.
The One I Feed Dance Benefit
The Kirov Academy will be performing at the Benefit. ‘The One I Feed’ Dance Benefit takes world renowned performers who donate their time and talents to put on a captivating and entertaining show that all can enjoy. The performance benefits food allergy research through art, compassion, and education. It also supports the local arts community and helps dance companies thrive and have more visibility.
Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014
Potomac Falls High School, Sterling VA
Cultural Tourism DC
Mara Barros do Nascimento and Emerson Moose performed three times at the residence of the Brazilian Ambassador. The performance was part of the World Embassy Tour, sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC. Mara is a native of Brazil and was honored to be selected to dance at the Embassy.
PRE ACADEMY HAS FUN AT SOLDIER’S AND AIRMEN’S HOME SPRING FLING
KAB’s Pre-Academy participated in the Spring Fling Community Fair at the Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home on May 3. The event was highly successful with over 100 children visiting our table to make crowns and meet our dancers. The Soldier’s and Airmen’s Home (formally known as the Armed Forces Retirement Home) is located across North Capitol Street from the Kirov, and serves as a retirement facility for U.S. enlisted men and women.
KAB PARTNERS WITH TWO NON PROFITS TO HELP YOUNG CHILDREN
Kirov Academy of Ballet for a Holiday Open House
Friday, December 13 from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Amazon Andes: 1419 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, WDC 20007. Mingle with characters from The Nutcracker…guests will enjoy a 30 – 40% discount on ALL items in Amazon Andes…sip complimentary tastings of craft spirits and cider from Leopold Bros. Distillery while you shop. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kirov Academy of Ballet will be collaborating with the National Gallery of Art, in association with its upcoming exhibition, Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 — 1929: When Art Danced with Music. The exhibition, which runs from May 12th through September 2nd will include performances by the Kirov Academy of Ballet on Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 pm and, again, at 3:30 pm. KAB students will perform a faithful recreation of Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography of L’après-midi d’un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun), which was first performed in 1912 to the music of Claude DeBussy (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune). Also to be performed will be a special adaptation of the pas de deux from Stravinsky’s the Firebird.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Beginning summer 2013, KAB is launching a new community arts program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW). KAB alumnus and instructor Oscar Hawkins will be providing world class ballet instruction as part of BGCGW’s Teen Arts Performance Program – TAP. This summer program provides multidisciplinary arts training for underserved youth with a keen interest in the arts. Program participants attend private sessions, master classes and performances from renowned artists and mentors. Kirov Academy of Ballet. Summer Camp Auditions In partnership with the Michigan Park Christian Church Outreach Center, camp participants will have three hours of ballet class and rehearsal daily, culminating in a performance at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage—all steeped in the Kirov Academy of Ballet’s approach to training and developing skills in classical ballet. Through KAB’s instruction, participants will experience the rigorous preparations involved in training and performing ballet. Ballet training gives students a powerful foundation for future dance studies, whether the student’s path leads to a professional dance career or a life that includes the enjoyment and love of dance. The TAP initiative has received generous support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Webber Foundation, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. The TAP initiative thrives on prestigious arts partnerships throughout the year, including The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Washington Opera, Pyramid Atlantic, DC Jazz Festival, Fort DuPont Annual Festival and the Helen Hayes Awards.
Class Acts Arts
The Kirov Academy of Ballet continues to partner with Class Acts Arts. We visit elementary schools throughout the DC metropolitan area, introducing students to the beauty, athleticism, and storytelling of ballet.
Recent Outreach Performance Engagements
Thursday, March 29, 2012 William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School Thursday, May 10, 2012 William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School Friday, February 1, 2013 John Hanson French Immersion Friday, April 12, 2013 Somerset Elementary School Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Burning Tree Elementary School Friday, May 10, 2013 Riverdale Elementary School
KAB offers hundreds of free performance tickets each year to local youth development non-profits, including: Girls on the Run DC and FAIR Girls. Participants have the opportunity to see children their own age – the Kirov Academy of Ballet’s talented pre-professional dancers – and are inspired to achieve in their own lives.
Capital Area Food Bank
The Kirov Academy of Ballet supports the efforts of our community partner, The Capital Area Food Bank, in feeding those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area. KAB offers discounted tickets for our biannual performance series to anyone making a food item donation to the Capital Area Food Bank.
The Kirov Academy of Ballet were thrilled to have hosted a special master class session sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s DanceMotion USA which brought to Kirov Academy of Ballet the dance companies of choreographers Doug Varone and Donald Byrd.
The Kirov Academy of Ballet partnered with The Spilling Ink Project in a collaboration titled, Deflect Our Light: Articulate a Dance, which combined Russian classical ballet and Indian Bharatanatyam dance, as part of INTERSECTIONS – A New American Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.