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"Look at life all around; everything is growing, everything is moving forward. Therefore, I recommend keeping in touch with life and with art.”-A. Vaganova

Brief History

The Vaganova Academy, established on 4 May 1738 on Rossi (Theatre) Street in St Petersburg, Russia, is one of the world’s oldest ballet schools. Preserved through three centuries, it is in this school that a method of classical dance was perfected and where some of the best teachers have served, from M.I.Petipa, L.I. Ivanov, C.P. Johansson, E. Cecchetti, N.G. Legat to A.Y. Vaganova herself.

Vaganova Ballet Academy along Rossi Street, (Photo taken in April 2022)

The Academy Entrance (2019)

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