Master Classes with Valery Lantratov

Presented with the generous support of Feng Liao and Cheri Li

Friday, February 23, 2024

  • 5:00 – 6:30pm — Ballet Technique
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm — Character

EMCC’s Performing Arts Center
3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale

We are pleased to announce a Master Class with Valery Lantratov for dancers in levels 3 and up. Classes will consist of 1.5 hours of ballet technique and 1 hour of character.

SWBT Students – Classes are open to Levels 3 and above and there is no additional fee.

Outside students are welcome but space is limited. Students must be at an intermediate or advanced level. The fee is $35 for technique or $50 for both classes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Anthony Spaulding IIValery Lantratov has had a distinguished career as a dancer in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. Most recently he has made international headlines for his role as Czar Nicholas II in a production of the new ballet Rasputin, with Farouk Ruzimatov of the Marinsky Theater (Kirov) and for successful international tours of Don Quixote and original choreography for the annual festival for the goddess Aphrodite in Cyprus.

A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet. With the theater he danced principal roles in such ballets as Don Quixote, Copellia, and Romeo and Juliet. He has received accolades in the Russian and international press for his strong technique, personality and expressiveness. In 1993, Lantratov began working for the Kremlin Ballet.

This same year, he formed the Russian National Ballet Foundation. He has toured as a solo guest artist in such countries as Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The Russian National Ballet Foundation has toured in Europe, Asia, The Middle East and the United States. In 1997, Russian president Boris Yeltsin named Valery Lantratov “People’s Artist of Russia,” the Russian Federation’s highest artistic honor. Mr. Lantratov holds a teaching certificate Russia’s renowned National Academy of Theatrical Arts- GITIS. For three years, Mr. Lantratov served as a guest instructor at the Boston Ballet. With his Russian National Ballet Foundation, Lantratov is able to realize his goal of introducing new audiences throughout the world to some of the finest classical works of Russia. “No matter what might happen between the countries in the world, dance can deliver peace, compassion and art—eternal values.”

Questions? Email or call 623-250-6366.