Julian Mackay was invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, after winning a ballet competition at age 11. Then, at age 17, he secured a year-long apprenticeship at the Royal Ballet in London after winning the Prix de Lausanne Medal. Now, this summer, he’ll be the youngest soloist starting at the Mikhailovsky […]

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In 2009, the Youth America Grand Prix held a gala concert in tribute to Peter Pestov, a legendary teacher whose illustrious students are some of the world?s best dancers and accomplished artistic directors, including Vladimir Malakhov, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Yuri Possokhov, Sascha Radetsky, Gennadi Saveliev, Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky. Known to many as ?Peter the […]

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