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"Ballet lessons in the storied Vaganova tradition, imported to Brooklyn, along with most of the teachers, from Russia." - The New York Times

Sharing rich cultural traditions of Russian ballet with its students, our 27 year-old school is the perfect place to get your youngster inspired about instilling poise, grace and confidence through the art of dance while making new friends. 

Visit our website for more info, upcoming events and BBT's Dance Programs in Brooklyn and Staten Island:

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BROOKLYN - Some young and aspiring ballet dancers had the opportunity to dance with the pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

The Brighton Ballet group showcased its unique children's ballet for a live audience on Sunday. The program's director says it's a true gift to give young ballerinas the chance to dance on stage with professionals. 

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3 Days, 2 Locations, 4 Events & 3 wide-ranging programs of exciting dance numbers performed by over 300 students of the School of Russian American Ballet featuring original production of “The Nanny’s Story”, staged to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky’s  Children’s Album” on June 23rd, 2013 at the new BAM’s Fisher Theater. http://www.TheWorldofDance.US/ 
Enjoyed by a thriving and supportive New York cultural community, Children’s Festival “The World of Dance” is a special event for BBT students to share with friends, family and dance enthusiasts.

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Emine Ziyatdinova’s photographs of Russian Community in Brighton Beach featured in The New York Times - November 23, 2012

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Audition location: The School of Russian American Ballet at Kingsborough . 2001 Oriental Blvd., Build. T7, 2nd fl., Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Brighton Ballet is offering a few tuition-free scholarships for its Advanced Program "promising students" for the 2013 -2014 school year. A limited number of partial scholarships are available as well. 

Visit for more information. Call 1.718.769.9161 or email us at to schedule an appointment. 

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Brighton Ballet presents Divertissement from the 3rd act of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake". Teacher and choreographer: Edouard Kouchnarev

a. Overture
b. Hungarian Dance
c. Spanish Dance 
d. Mazurka 
e. Neapolitan Dance
f. Russian Lyrical Dance 
g. Waltz 

About BBT | The School of Russian American Ballet
Brighton Ballet Theater (BBT | The School of Russian American Ballet) is a not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, it is situated in South Brooklyn and located on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. We offer affordable, quality Russian Ballet training all year round. BBT's curriculum includes classical ballet (The Vaganova Method for all levels), character dance, folk dance, contemporary dance, etc. BBT provides all children with a unique opportunity to perform full-scale ballets, with costumes and scenery. The School of Russian American Ballet has a Summer Intensive Dance Program held in July through August of every year.

To learn more about BBT/ The School of Russian American Ballet visit: http://www.RussianBallet.US

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The New York Times Company: "Armed only with a tambourine, Jessica Khvedelidze will soon face the largest and toughest audience of her ballet career. But if experience is any guide, her performance will seem effortless. She will be fearless.

Jessica, 12, competes this weekend in the finals of the Youth American Grand Prix, an annual student competition at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Hoping to win cash and a scholarship to an elite ballet school, she will dance a two-minute solo from “La Esmerelda.” It could be the first steps toward the career that Jessica has yearned for since she started ballet two years ago.

“When I dance I feel free and passionate, and that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life,” she said.

Her life revolves around dance and homework. She has been working as much as 15 hours a week as she prepares for the competition.

But she hasn’t been alone.

Her parents, Russian-speaking immigrants from Georgia, are particularly supportive. And as Jessica has practiced and competed for the last six months, the photographer Arthur Nazaryan has been documenting her efforts.

At first glance, they wouldn’t seem to have much in common. He’s a quiet, polite, 28-year-old photographer and filmmaker who studied philosophy at Stony Brook University. She’s a sixth grader from Midwood, Brooklyn, whose favorite subject is gym and who spends a lot of her spare time on Facebook.

But Mr. Nazaryan is also the child of Russian immigrant parents, arriving in Hartford at the age of 5. Jessica was born in New York shortly after her parents emigrated there.

When he was a child, Mr. Nazaryan wanted little to do with his parents’ background or the Russian language that was spoken at home.

“Embracing my Russian heritage would have made me an outsider with my peers — and I wanted to fit in,” he said.

Jessica seems at times to put effort into being a typical American preteen.

Mr. Nazaryan first met her when he volunteered to photograph at the Brighton Ballet Theater School of Russian-American Ballet in Brooklyn. But the story really started a few weeks earlier when he attended the Eddie Adams workshop last fall.

He had shown photos from Somalia, Afghanistan and Thailand to reviewers at the workshop. They were good images, but none of the stories had the depth that comes only with investing time in a project. More than once that weekend, he was advised to look for an in-depth story closer to home where he could return over and over.

“I decided I would do the opposite of chasing after crises around the world, and ballet was as different as it gets,” he said.

Mr. Nazaryan will continue to photograph his young subject this weekend, and no matter the outcome of the competition, they both say they will continue on their chosen paths.

“Dance is like another language to me,” Jessica said. “But instead of speaking out loud to someone, I can show them by the movement.”

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"Ballet lessons in the storied Vaganova tradition, imported to Brooklyn, along with most of the teachers, from Russia."
- The New York Times


Experience serious study in a warm and friendly atmosphere on the beautiful shore of Manhattan Beach
Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 16, 2013 with classes scheduled: Mon. to Fri. 4:30 - 9:00 PM; Sun. 10:00 AM -2:00 PM  

Our regular classes price range between $15 & $20 per class with a schedule commitment or $25 per class, when you pay "as you go". 

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16, 2013 with classes scheduled: Mon. to Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   

We offer three week session in a small groups of 3-4 students for $1,500 (60 classes) & three week session in a groups of more then 4 students for $1,250 (60 classes).

Full and Partial Scholarships are available for students from low-income families; families with more than one child taking lessons and students with special talents. 

* All students wishing to enroll must pre-register (at NO cost and with NO commitment) by submitting an application form, and audition request via fax (866) 812-7646 or mail.

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Save the Date!
Brooklyn, NY: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:00pm

Get your BBT’s The Nutcracker ballet tickets in time for the Holiday Season ONLINE at & dance

“The Nutcracker” tickets currently available at BBT’s office in Brooklyn at Kingsborough

Image courtesy of Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc. Photo by Denis Gostev.

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c/o Kingsborough Community College. 2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: T7, 2nd floor, Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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