Setting the scene for an enchanting holiday ballet spectacle, the Russian New Year’s Eve forest fairy tale about a magician and his magical book, a bunny kidnapped by the wicked bat queen, and forest friends who come to the rescue, all dance to the music of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.
An impressive performance was delivered by the last weekend Dec. 17 and 18 with a sold-out opening show at the . The intricate and beautiful costumes, and brilliant and executed professionally choreography was appropriate for the age level of the dance company, but just as mesmerizing for the adult viewer.
With artistry, grace and good timing, the youthful and many times pint-sized dancers kept their smiles and maintained their physical poise. What has taken over two months to learn, practice and perfect, they displayed as effortless and visually delightful.
A former professional ballet dancer with extensive teaching experience in Russia, the Ukraine, Israel and the USA, Inna Bayer founded the school in 2005, teaching the Agrippina Vaganova method of classical ballet, and after significant growth, students began showcasing their talents through public performances. The students are local and from surrounding areas, and they range anywhere from age three to pre-professional age levels.
Bayer has students that have gone on to dance professionally for Bolshoi Ballet Academy, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. This is undoubtedly a school for the serious-minded ballet student.
Bayer Ballet Academy, 2028 Old Middlefield Way, offers classes to people of all ages. Check their website for more information on upcoming events.