Best Educational Programs: CHOREOGRAPHY
VALUKIN, Evgeniy Petrovich
Head of Department
Programme presentation. The Ballet Master Faculty of GITIS trains bachelors in 4 programmes: Ballet Master Skill, Pedagogics of Ballet, Ice-skating Choreographer, and Ball Dance Teacher.
It is the tradition of the Faculty to teach students classical dance as the basis for the dancing mastery development of all types of contemporary dance. Following the traditions, continuity of acting and choreographical achievements of contemporary ballet dance, aiming at enriching and expressiveness of the dancing language represent the core and rationale of pedagogics and training of new generations of ballet dancers.
Teaching staff. The teaching is carried out by teachers and professors demonstrating a bright creative identity. Their contribution to the development of the national ballet dance is hard to underestimate. These are People’s Artist of the
Competitiveness of students. Many ballet companies are headed by the Department’s alumni, i.e. O. Vinogradov, V. Gordeev, D. Bryantsev, M. Liepa, N. Timofeeva, A.Bogatyrev to name just a few. M. Lavrovsky, V. Vasiliev adapt plays for the stage in many different theatres.
Interaction with employers. The prerequisite for enrolment in GITIS is secondary vocational education. As a rule, the students have prior work experience in ballet and opera theatres, ballet companies. During studies they take an active part in plays staged at the Department as well as different theatrical events held at the University.
The annual ballet master contest named after R.V.Zakharov represents a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their choreographer talents. Pre-diploma practice in ballet companies give the young dancers excellent experience and provide them with great opportunities for further vocational achievement and creative work.