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I am a proud descendant of the Sakha people

I was born in Yakutsk, one of the coldest cities on earth, the capital of Sakha Republic, Siberia, a big part of Russian Federation.

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Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Working with children on the autism spectrum is very challenging, but  is also rewarding. These are children who need special attention, special teaching methods. But once they become familiar with the new environment of the dance class and after the first basic exercises they already begin to establish self confidence. And then, some of them  really open and become creative, that’s when you start seeing

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Creative Processes which Can Help Children

In order for our children to develop a harmonious personality, it is important to help them discover and encourage them to pursue an artistic activity. We at Brighton ballet foster creativity – and teach children to express themselves  through movement of their body. Although dancing requires repetition – because practice makes you a better dancer, as we all know – the creative process becomes active and lasts during whole class: it is at its basic element the curiosity to learn everyday something new -new movements, techniques, dances and terminologies.

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A vibrant play by Mikhailovsky Ballet “Flames of Paris” in NYC

            A highly recommended performance is playing this weekend in New York -“Flames of Paris”  by Russian Mikhailovsky Ballet Theater – a vibrant,  dramatic play which take place back in 1792 during the French Revolution. I had never performed in this historical ballet, that it why I am always very excited to see “Flames of Paris” because for me there are not so many ballet plays which you can go and really enjoy watching without comparing different choreographies and  their performances or having a nostalgic moment when you remember yourself doing this part.  Moreover, I really appreciate the work of  Mikhailovsky Ballet. – the largest private ballet theater in Russia.

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To Be a Dance Teacher

           To be a teacher is to eliminate pride and think about others the same as you think about yourself and your family. Your class becomes your family. You get to know your students by their names, and every day you learn more about their personality. Once you know them and they feel it, students are happy and confident when you are around them, and that gives you motivation. You’re doing your best to stay on top of your field inside and outside of your areas of expertise, and your knowledge must not be limited to curriculum and art canons. But you must also create an atmosphere of motivation and confidence that keeps the good vibe in the class and this is the way to do so:

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A Music Legend Sharing the Love for Arts

A music icon and an amazing personality, Tony Bennett is also an arts promoter.

Exploring The Arts, a foundation that he and his wife Susan have established and been running for more than ten years now, helps promoting performance arts programs in public schools, both in New York and L.A.

The 2013 evening Gala held in New York City had more that 500 guests who contributed $1 million for the foundation.

Tony and Susan are also the founders of Frank Sinatra School of thr Arts (FSSA) a public arts school located in Astoria, the birthplace of Tony Bennett.

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