I was just browsing around for Vaganova Ballet Schools in California specifically in the SFO Bay area or Los Angeles and I found one this one in L.A. – > Masterpiece Dance Theatre. Check out their ballet mistress!
Nadezhda (Nadya) Koscuik has been teaching the “Vaganova” syllabus for over 30 years and she is the only recipient from both the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Vaganova Ballet School, St Petersburg, Russia to be officially endorsed to not only teach the authentic and complete Vaganova curriculum but also to teach all nine levels. Her extensive international training, performance experience, and professional contacts and relationships make her an authority in the world of Classical Ballet.
Nadya received official permission from the Russian Ministry of Culture to write her book titled “The Vaganova Legacy”. In addition to her extensive training, receipt of the entire and complete Vaganova Curriculum from her friend and mentor Ninel Kurgapkina (former pupil of Vaganova) further establishes Nadya as an international authority on the Vaganova system of teaching. Nadya is now in the process of editing the first complete draft of the textbook named “The Vaganova Legacy” which will also serve as a reference manual on the subject.
Isn’t that impressive! Of course, if ever the kids decide to pursue ballet professionally I wonder what it would cost to uproot ourselves from here and get the service of moving companies Los Angeles Hollywood style? hmmm… that’s still a half a decade away so for now, I’ll settle for Vaganova on youtube. LOL