Stage

Close partnership with the theatre Vanemuine is the exclusive feature and a great advantage of the Vanemuine Dance and Ballet School. Besides graduates being invited to join for the theatre ballet company, students of many classes are often involved in the performances and classical ballets of the theatre.

Dancing as equals with the professional dancers enriches students and provides additional practice on stage. For instance, the students have participated in ballets  “The Rite of Spring”, “Cinderella”, “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “Chopiniana”, “Spring”, “Mowgli”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Raimonda”, “The Golden Key”.

School performances on the stage of theatre Vanemuine:

  • September 2015 — “Ugly ducking” (produced by Jelena Karpova),
  • April 2014 — Vanemuine Dance and Ballet School 20th Anniversary Gala
  • April 2013 — “Tribute to Tchaikovsky” ballet based on “Sleeping Beauty” (produced by Mare Tommingas), the final performance of the 4th graduating class;
  • February 2013 —”Golden key” (produced by Mare Tommingas)
  • May 2009 — “Joy of Dance” (produced by Jelena Karpova), the final performance of the 3rd graduating class on the music by Nino Rota;
  • May 2007 — “Romantic sketches” (produced by Oleg Titov), the final performance of the 2nd graduating class on the music by W. A. Mozart;
  • May 2004 — “Syrenes” (produced by Dmitri Hartchenko), the final performance of the 1st graduating class;
  • February 2003 — “Fiery red flower” (produced by Jelena Karpova), ballet for children in two acts on the music by G. Fauré and F. Grofe;
  • June 2001 — “Seasons” (produced by Jelena Karpova), ballet in one act on the music by A. Glazounov;
  • December 1999 — “The Snow Queen” (produced by Jelena Karpova), ballet for children in two acts on the music by E. Grieg and M. Ravel.

Concert programmes:

  • Starting from 2007 — “Dance Through Ages” — educative programme with various concert numbers (compiled by Jelena Poznjak-Kõlar);
  • May 1998 — “Forest Tale” (producer Jelena Karpova) — a ballet-miniature in one act on the music by M. Mussorgsky, I. Stravinsky and A. Lyadov;
  • December 1997 — Christmas Show “Oh, This Christmas Time” (producer Elen Voltein).