– Ballet classes in London
- Minimum age: 16
- Level: Professional
- Time: 10am-11:30am
- Price: £8
- Studio 10
Born in Russia, Dmitri Gruzdyev 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”. Has taught classes at English National Ballet, and Danceworks Studios in London.
Ballet class description
The classes are geared to help dancers maintain and further their technique, strengthen the core centre, work on their musicality and speed while at the same time investigate and explore deeper level of their artistry. The class is based on the Russian ballet style, teaching dance, musicality, and technique in a fun and engaging manner.