Lantratov To Teach Master Class At Studio Dance Conservatory

Studio Dance Conservatory will host a ballet master class with Russian dance teacher Valery Lantratov on Thursday, July 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. This class is open to any area ballet student who takes a minimum of three classes weekly throughout the regular school year. Reservations are required as class size is limited.

A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet. He danced principal roles in such ballets as “Don Quixote,” “Coppelia” and “Romeo and Juliet” and received accolades in the Russian and international press for his strong technique, personality and expressiveness.

Lantratov has had a distinguished dance career in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. Most recently he has made international headlines for his role as Czar Nicholas II in a production of the new ballet “Rasputin,” with Farouk Ruzimatov of the Marinsky Theater (Kirov).

Lantratov began working for the Kremlin Ballet in 1993. He formed the Russian National Ballet Foundation the same year. He toured Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States as a solo guest artist. He toured Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States with the Russian National Ballet Foundation.

In 1997, Russian President Boris Yeltsin named Valery Lantratov “People’s Artist of Russia,” the Russian Federation’s highest artistic honor. He holds a teaching certificate from Russia’s renowned National Academy of Theatrical Arts, and served as a guest instructor at the Boston Ballet for three years.

Currently, Lantratov is touring the United States as a guest teacher. To make a reservation for this class or other classes contact Studio Dance Conservatory, 90 Woodworth Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701, 488-3198 or visit www.studiodanceconservatory.com.