London Russian Ballet School is the only school in the UK to offer Russian ballet training exclusively with Russian-trained teachers. The charity Kids Love Lambeth performs Russian classical ballet for children throughout Lambeth. Opportunity is made available to all regardless of background or means. If you want to learn more about the school from a student's perspective, please read our blog: www.londonrussianballetschool.wordpress.com.
LRBS Next Performance on 8th December 2014
London Russian Ballet School is excited to return to Cadogan Hall on 8th December 2014 with a wonderful evening of classical and contemporary ballet.
The Romantic ballet Giselle is a favourite throughout the world. A piece, created by the distinguished young choreographer Vladmir Varnava, winner of the prestigious Golden Mask, to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, will be premiered on the night. Divertissements, featuring neo-classical and classical pieces, is set to the rich music of the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.
This is a special evening to celebrate ballet with the accompaniment of the highly acclaimed London Soloists Philharmonia.
LRBS has its own youtube channel! Class, rehearsal and show videos are being uploaded for all to see. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.
Summer Performances, July 2014
LRBS has performed a new exciting Ballet Gala accompanied by London Soloists Philharmonia at Cadogan Hall, the Cambridge Corn Exchange and the New Wimbledon Theatre. The programme included Frederic Chopin "Memories", Modest Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition" choreographed specially for LRBS by Petr Bazaron, and Riccardo Drigo "Esmeralda".
Thank you to all who came to support us! All three evenings were a great success and we are planning the next performances for the end of the year.
Ms Galina Rachmanina
LRBS are over the moon to announce that Galina Borisovna Rachmanina, prestigious artist of Russia and daughter of the great Bolshoi Ballet Academy teacher Boris Rachmanin, has joined our staff.
LRBS holds auditions privately throughout the year. Please note we do not hold annual auditions because we prefer to see candidates amongst our students to mediate how they blend and adapt to our school's dynamics. If you are interested in auditioning please contact the school directly and an audition can be scheduled with our Artisitic Director.
Outreach Performances in November 2014
Our next outreach performances will take place on 7th November at the Jessop and on 27th November 2014 at the Stockwell Primary Schools. The LRBS students will perform a beautiful selection of pieces to the music of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev and more. Please come and support us and bring your children, family and friends!
Since the arrival of the great Russian artists from the Imperial Theatre at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Russian ballet has been recognised in the West as a unique artistic phenomenon. Classical ballet, as we know it today, was largely created in the Russian Imperial Theatre. The style and character of classical ballet were formed during this Imperial period. It is this style and character that retain and manifest the significance and beauty of classical ballet for the audience today. In the development of classical ballet in Imperial Russia a system evolved, over two hundred and fifty years, to meet the technical requirements and fulfil the stylistic demands of Russian choreographers. Generations of great Russian ballet theatre artists worked within that system to preserve and pass down this heritage while allowing it to evolve. It has produced arguably the greatest ballet schools and method of ballet education. Many of the famous names in the world of ballet are the products of it.