ADULT PROGRAM

Let your inner dancer shine! Ballet isn’t just for those on a professional track. Whether you’re looking to indulge your passion, push your boundaries, immerse yourself in a new challenge, or just get a great workout in, the School of Philadelphia Ballet offers ballet class for dancers ages 15 and above. No auditions required! No annual commitment.

Adult Ballet Drop-In Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8:30PM

Open adult ballet classes return on January 11th with SPB Faculty, Alexei Borovik. Walk-ins will be welcome or you can register for each class in advance online. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required upon entry and all participants must remain masked. Adult ballet classes are $15 each or $60 for a 5-class card.

Please be aware Thursday, January 13th there will be NO CLASS!

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Meet Your Teacher

Alexei Borovik

Was born in Russia and began his ballet training at the age of ten at the Perm Ballet Academy. Upon graduating in 1979, he was invited to join the Perm Ballet Theatre. His reputation quickly established itself, and in 1982 he was elevated to Premiere Dancer. Alexei was awarded the Second Prize at The Artistic Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1984. In 1987, he won the Gold Medal at The Sixth Concourse International Ballet Festival in Peru and was honored with a decoration as “Merited Artist of Russia”.A highly sought-after guest artist, Alexei has made numerous appearances internationally and throughout Russia. In 1997, he toured China with The Stars of the American Ballet. From 1992-2006, Alexei was a Principal Dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet. His extensive repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, and The Nutcracker, among others. Along with leading roles in the classical repertoire, he has taken up additional assignments in the ballets of George Balanchine, including Apollo, Rubies, The Four Temperaments, Tarantella, Serenade, Theme and Variations, and Stars and Stripes. Alexei has also danced in such diverse pieces as Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fugue, Paul Taylor’s Arden Court, Lynne Taylor Corbett’s Great Galloping Gottschalk, and has created roles in many new ballets. In June 1997, Alexei had the prestigious honor of being invited to return to his homeland of Russia to appear as Principal Guest Artist in The Perm Ballet Theatre’s productions of Don Quixote and Giselle in celebration of their 125th Jubilee. On October 13, 2006, Alexei retired from the Pennsylvania Ballet with a Gala Performance of Balanchine’s Apollo. He gave his last performance with Perm Ballet in Russia in November 2006. Alexei has worked with Jeanne Ruddy Dance since January 2007, teaching ballet classes and expanding his career as a modern dancer. He is on the faculty as a ballet teacher with the Pennsylvania Ballet School. Alexei is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with all levels of students and is committed to providing the highest quality ballet training in a fun and supportive environment.

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