Danceworks 8-Week Improvers Ballet Course 

Taught by former Vagnova Ballet, English National Ballet & Kirov Ballet

Dmitri Gruzdev

The Improvers Ballet Course is aimed at those who have attended a Beginners Ballet Course, Improvers Course or several Ballet classes in the past and are interested in further improving their placement and posture, building up more strength and flexibility and learning new steps. Each class will consist of barre and center work.
The class will begin with barre exercises which, while warming up the body, this will help you improve posture and develop strength and mobility. The center work will build on the exercises done at the barre and it will take you from simple steps onto more challenging ones including travelling combinations and leaps.
    21st August – 9th October 2018
               Every Tuesday
                 Minimum Age : 18 +
     Open to both men and women

Born in Russia, Dmitri Gruzdev trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. He won first prize at the first Vaganova Ballet competition in 1988.

Dmitri joined English National Ballet in September 1993 following a successful season with the Kirov Ballet at the London Coliseum in the summer. He has danced in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Coppélia, Cinderella, as well as Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland, Drummerboy and Lead Cadet in Lichine’s Graduation Ball and roles in Bigonzetti’s X.N. Tricities and Symphonic Dances and in Derek Deane’s Impromptu, Wayne Sleep’s Savoy Suite.

Dmitri has also created roles in Patrick Lewis’s Cut to the Chase and Unrequited Moments, Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile, Country Garden and Concerto Grosso and the role of Mercutio in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet and Prince Florimund in Deane’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2007 Dmitri created the role of the lead Gypsy Boy in Michael Corder’s The Snow Queen.

Recent roles include Hans van Manen’s Trois Gnossiennes and David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin. In 2008 Dmitri appeared as both Lescaut and Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. During 2009 he has danced The Poet in Chopiniana and the The Golden Slave in Schéhérazade.

In 1999 he performed the Pas De Deux from Don Quixote with Tamara Rojo at the Explosive Dance Gala at The Royal Albert Hall.In 2003 directed and danced in galas throughout Spain. In 2009 appeared as Nureyevs double in the BBC film “Margot”.

Price : £125*
 *£4,50 booking fee applies to all online bookings
Danceworks red card members : £120 must be booked at Danceworks reception

We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the dates before committing to this course.