Academy of Russian Ballet

Academy of Russian Ballet Professional Ballet school in Manassas. Offering Full length performances at Hylton, YAGP winners, summer program, best school in the area!
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The official school of The Northern Virginia Youth Ballet Professional Ballet training school in Manassas, VA. ARB offers top quality instruction in all dance disciplines (Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Character, Lyrical, Boys Classes, Adult Classes), Professional Level Performance Opportunites (Annual Nutcracker, Spring Production, End of Year Performance), Master Classes, YAGP competition opportunities, Summer Intensive, Private Lessons **The proof of our philosophy's success lies in the accomplishments of our students** ~Top 12 placements at Youth America Grand Prix 2008-2015 ~Students accepted to International schools such as Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and Royal Ballet Associate Program in London. ~ Voted "Best Performing Arts Group in Prince William County" 2008 & 2009 by the readers of the Potomac News ~Acceptances with scholarships to summer programs of prestigious ballet academies around the country, college scholarships ~The opportunity to perform onstage with Ballet Stars such as Irina Dvorovenko & Maxim Beloserkovsky of ABT ~The successful production of three highly regarded, professional performances per year in which our students dance all roles. Two productions are performed at Hylton Performing Arts Center **ARB Studio Features** ~Three state of the art studios featuring raised, sprung, marley covered floors ~Security Cameras throughout building ~ Cameras/Monitors in each studio so parents may observe instruction at any time ~Two waiting ares with microwaves, refrigerators, homework tables ~Costume & Scenery Shop ~Located in a safe, quiet business plaza with ample parking Come Experience the ARB difference!

Mission: **The Academy of Russian Ballet Mission** ~To provide students with a complete, professional training program with strong classical ballet emphasis ~To have students instructed by a renowned, professional faculty that enjoys inspiring & educating youth ~To provide area students with professional level performing opportunities ~To educate students about dance on technical, cultural, and historical levels ~ To maintain a mantra of "No drama, no politics, no favoritism" for a stable, nurturing, yet disciplined environment

05/15/2020
Youth America Grand Prix

We’d love to have your vote! Write “Pizzicato, Academy of Russian Ballet” in the comments!

Announcing our latest offering designed to bring the global dance community together online: the YAGP AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS.
That's right - YOU, the audience, get to decide the winners; it's YOUR turn to be the judges. The winners will be determined by popular vote, on the basis of exceptional artistry, impressive technique, and memorable choreography. To celebrate the multitude and diversity of talent of the YAGP ensembles, we will begin with the ENSEMBLE category.

WHEN: Tune in to award-winning Ensemble performances from around the world, broadcast on Facebook Live in 3 showings.

- Friday, May 15 at 7 PM EST
- Saturday, May 16 at 7 PM EST
- Sunday, May 17 at 3 PM EST

More details and program lineup for each livestream coming soon.

HOW TO VOTE: During the livestreams, leave a comment letting us know the name of your favorite Ensemble AND be sure to tag the corresponding school within the same comment. Voting will remain open for 24 hours after each video ends, after which votes will be tallied. You may vote for multiple pieces, however only one vote per person will be counted per piece.

The top 4 pieces from each livestream will then move forward, and a FINAL ROUND of voting will take place on Instagram (@yagp) the week after. Stay tuned to YAGP social media for more information!

So, mark your calendars, call your friends, get on social media, and use the hashtag #YAGPaudiencechoice to spread the word and connect to friends and fellow dancers all over the world – we look forward to seeing you online!

**YAGP owns no rights to the music. Live Performance, Fair Use. For educational and entertainment purposes only! No copyright infringement intended. ASCAP License Paid.**

05/13/2020

Abigail Willson-Heisel Performing “Want to Be”, choreographed by Yuri Nikitenko & Ahmad Maaty. She was awarded 1st place in Junior Contemporary at the Winston-Salem YAGP semi finals and qualified for the NYC Finals. Abigail was also offered a scholarship to @ballettschuletheaterbasel in Basel, Switzerland. She has been an ARB student from the young age of four years old. 💜💜
#yagp #ballet #balletdancer #balletambassadors #youthamericagrandprix #yagp2020 #yagpfinals #dance #dancers #dancersofinstagram #balletdancersofinstagram #manassas #herndonva #washingtondc

We will be dedicating next week to honoring our two Seniors, Lauren V. @laurrvolk and Aly F. @alyfridey!! There may even...
05/13/2020

We will be dedicating next week to honoring our two Seniors, Lauren V. @laurrvolk and Aly F. @alyfridey!! There may even be an IG take over so stay tuned! 😀😉 @ Academy of Russian Ballet

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our ARB Mothers and Mother figures. The steadfast support you provide your children is inst...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our ARB Mothers and Mother figures. The steadfast support you provide your children is instrumental not only for their success in dance, but in life. Enjoy your special day! 💜💜

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my sweet angel Mother.”~ Abraham Lincoln

05/08/2020

Pizzicato performed by Abigail W. & Yushu Z. Choreography by Mikhail Lavrovsky. Coached by Yuri & Jasmine Nikitenko, YAGP Outstanding Teachers 2019 and 2020. Pizzicato was awarded 3rd Place and invited to the NYC Finals.
@yagp @vam_productions @abigail.rwh @yzhang_26
#ballet #ballerina #yagp #yagp2020 #dance #dancersofinstagram #balletdancer

#throwbackthursday to Sleeping Beauty two years ago @hylton_pac. We can’t wait to get back into the studio and miss perf...
05/07/2020

#throwbackthursday to Sleeping Beauty two years ago @hylton_pac. We can’t wait to get back into the studio and miss performing on this fantastic stage. #ballet #ballerina #sleepingbeauty #manassas #herndon #washingtondc #dance #dancersofinstagram #balletdancersofinstagram #arbstrong #growinguparb @ Hylton Performing Arts Center

Happy International Dance Day! Here’s a throwback picture to Cinderella Dress Rehearsal in 2017. #ballet #internationald...
04/29/2020

Happy International Dance Day! Here’s a throwback picture to Cinderella Dress Rehearsal in 2017. #ballet #internationaldanceday #ballerina #cinderella #manassas #herndon #washingtondc #hyltonperformingartscenter #arbstrong #growinguparb

We miss being in the studios with our students but are so very thankful to see them virtually! Just remember, these tryi...
04/26/2020

We miss being in the studios with our students but are so very thankful to see them virtually! Just remember, these trying times shall pass and we will emerge even stronger!💜💜
#arbstrong #growinguparb #ballet #ballerina #dance #manassas #herndon #washingtondc #supportsmallbusiness #supportthearts #dancersofinstagram #balletdancersofinstagram #inspiration #thankfulgratefulblessed @ Academy of Russian Ballet

Flashback Friday to our Directors Yuri and Jasmine Nikitenko visiting the absolutely astoundingly beautiful National Bal...
04/25/2020

Flashback Friday to our Directors Yuri and Jasmine Nikitenko visiting the absolutely astoundingly beautiful National Ballet School of Kazakhstan in Astana (now Nur-sultan). Traveling internationally is one of the best educations children can have!
#ballet #balletdancer #washyourhands #washingtondc #manassas #kazakhstan #balletschool #dance #balletlove @ Astana, Kazakhstan

04/24/2020

Throwback Thursday to one of last year’s Friends of Coppelia rehearsals. This was ARBs first time producing “Coppelia” and it proved to be one of our most fun and enjoyable performances yet! #ballet #ballerina #manassas #herndon #washingtondc #yagp #dance #supportthearts

Wishing your family and loved ones a blessed Easter! Spring is a season of renewal and rebirth following the dark and co...
04/12/2020

Wishing your family and loved ones a blessed Easter! Spring is a season of renewal and rebirth following the dark and cold winter; we know we will emerge stronger and more united after this difficult time. Thank you for your continued love, encouragement, and patience. 💜#arbstrong

04/11/2020
Our first day of virtual ballet classes went fairly smoothly and 66 of our students attended today’s lessons! It did our...
03/31/2020

Our first day of virtual ballet classes went fairly smoothly and 66 of our students attended today’s lessons! It did our souls good to see their smiling faces and hear their laughter. 💜 We plan to spend the rest of this week working out the kinks; thank you so much for all of your patience and encouragement! #ARBstrong
@ Academy of Russian Ballet

Today we begin our virtual classes via Zoom! (Check emails soon for links and passwords-they’re coming out in a few). As...
03/30/2020

Today we begin our virtual classes via Zoom! (Check emails soon for links and passwords-they’re coming out in a few). As we begin this journey into virtual classes, we wish to thank all of you for your continued patience, support, understanding, and encouragement. This week will be a definite “work in progress” but we will learn and become more proficient as we go. Together we will make it through! “See” you soon!! 💜💜
PC: @artistry_reimagined

Keeping a positive attitude! We are prepping virtual classes via Zoom and can’t wait to see all of your smilies and hear...
03/26/2020

Keeping a positive attitude! We are prepping virtual classes via Zoom and can’t wait to see all of your smilies and hear your laughter! (Please forgive our snail pace; we aren’t the most techie but we’re learning!!)!We can’t wait to see you all and hear your voices!💜💜
PC: @starkphotoproductions
Dancer: @madz.chang
#dance #nottodaycoronavirus #ballet #ballerina #balletdancer #growinguparb #iloveballet #virtualreality #virtualballetclass #manassas #herndon #washingtondc #balletlove #balletlife #russianballet #dontstopwontstop

We miss all of you very much and can’t wait to get back into the studio! In the meantime, let’s see your best dance phot...
03/21/2020

We miss all of you very much and can’t wait to get back into the studio! In the meantime, let’s see your best dance photos! Social Distancing doesn’t mean you have to stop dancing! Tag us, mention us in your stories, we can’t wait to see!
PC and Art Design by @artistry_reimagined
Dancer @abigail.rwh wearing @ballet.rosa from @liesldancewear
#dance #cantstopwontstop #socialdistancing #ballet #ballerina #nottodaycoronavirus #balletrosa #dancersofinstagram #balletdancersofinstagram #balletlove #growinguparb #manassas #herndon #

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀☘️ Yuri and I send much love to our ARB families during this trying time. We are so very grat...
03/17/2020

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀☘️
Yuri and I send much love to our ARB families during this trying time. We are so very grateful for your kind words and support these past few days. Together, we will make it through!
I will be putting together a list of ballet films and movies, history lessons, links to various classical and contemporary performances, as well as suggestions for dance based conditioning sites/channels.
Much love to you all, we miss you already! 💜

We are looking forward to performing “Paquita” with “Peter and the Wolf” this April at @hylton_pac! #ballet #dance #inst...
03/08/2020

We are looking forward to performing “Paquita” with “Peter and the Wolf” this April at @hylton_pac! #ballet #dance #instagram #instagood #dancers #balletdancers #paquita #manassas #herndon #northernvirginia #washingtondc #hyltonperformingartscenter #dancersofinstagram #yagp @ Hylton Performing Arts Center

Happy Leap Day! 2/29 💜 (pictured @giovannaaalee performing @yagp) #ballet #ballerina #balletdancer #balletlove #leapday ...
03/01/2020

Happy Leap Day! 2/29 💜
(pictured @giovannaaalee performing @yagp) #ballet #ballerina #balletdancer #balletlove #leapday #dance #dancelife

Happy Wednesday!! Thank you @jeritidwellphotography for this wonderful portrait of @callie.rector! Are you ready for sum...
02/26/2020

Happy Wednesday!! Thank you @jeritidwellphotography for this wonderful portrait of @callie.rector!
Are you ready for summer? ARB will be offering six weeks of summer programs at both Manassas and Herndon locations. We are excited a variety of programs for all ages and levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Junior, Young Dancer, Petite Ballerina, Tap and Jazz, we well as individual class offerings. Summer is the perfect time to experience the ARB difference and get a leg up on technique. Website link in the Bio!

More exciting news from ARB! Our Artistic Director Yuri Nikitenko has been invited to be a Master Teacher and Repetiteur...
02/10/2020

More exciting news from ARB! Our Artistic Director Yuri Nikitenko has been invited to be a Master Teacher and Repetiteur at the 2020 World Ballet Grand Prix NYC this coming March! @worldballetgrandprix

We are very excited to share our YAGP news! Abigail @abigail.rwh and Callie @callie.rector have been invited to NYC Fina...
02/09/2020

We are very excited to share our YAGP news! Abigail @abigail.rwh and Callie @callie.rector have been invited to NYC Finals as Junior soloists as well as our “Pizzicato” and “Tarantella” ensembles!
This years’ @yagp season has proven to be one for the record books; not only did we have many placements, Top-12, Top-24, and “Outstanding Teacher” recognition but a number of our students were honored with invitations/scholarships/acceptances to acclaimed National SIs at Harid Conservatory @theharidconservatory, Bolshoi Ballet Academy SI @bolshoiballetacademysi, Miami City Ballet School @miamicityballetschool, Ballet West Academy @balletwestacademy, UNCSA @uncsa_summer_dance, and Internationally to Ballet Theatre Basel Academy in Switzerland @ballettschuletheaterbasel
We are so proud, so humbled, so encouraged, so happy. Onto NYC!!💜

#yagp #yagpfinals #yagpfinals2020 #ballerina #ballettschulebasel #ballet #haridconservatory #uncsa #miamicityballetschool #bolshoiballetacademy #growinguparb #dance #trainwiththebest @ Academy of Russian Ballet

02/02/2020
Youth America Grand Prix

Our Abigail is featured! (Black leotard and long skirt towards the end of the compilation.)

The 2020 Winston-Salem Winner's Highlights! Stay tuned for Highlights from the Los Angeles Semi-Final Coming Soon!

YAGP weekend is finished and we are very proud of the hard work, time, and energy all of our dancers devoted in preparin...
01/26/2020

YAGP weekend is finished and we are very proud of the hard work, time, and energy all of our dancers devoted in preparing to present their very best. No matter the results, you are all winners and we are delighted with the progress you’ve each made thus far. The judges, our peers, and teachers of fellow competitors commented on the artistry, mannerisms, technique, and attention to detail that each of you showed. 💜

Outstanding Teacher, Yuri and Jasmine Nikitenko
Junior Classical Top 24: Grace Hackett, Yushu Zhang
Junior Classical 3rd: Callie Rector
Junior Classical 2nd: Abigail Willson-Heisel
Junior Contemporary 1st: Abigail Willson-Heisel
Senior Classical Top 24: Sarah Struckman
Senior Classical Top 12: Annabelle Eurich
3rd Place Small Ensembles: Pizzicato

Thank you to Youth America Grand Prix @yagp and Alexei Moskalenko for this recognition; we are honored, humbled, and proud to be part of the YAGP community.
It’s not only our award, it’s one we share with our students, their families and we thank you for your continued belief in us and your constant support. 💜#yagp #yagp2020 #youthamericagrandprix #ballet #ballerina #washingtondc #dancefriendsarethebestfriends #balletlife #balletlove #growinguparb

We’ve had an action packed weekend so far here @YAGP in Winston-Salem! Juniors and Seniors are finished and next up is E...
01/25/2020

We’ve had an action packed weekend so far here @YAGP in Winston-Salem! Juniors and Seniors are finished and next up is Ensembles! (Apologies to Junior Group 1-I didn’t get pictures of you!) #yagp #yagp2020 #dancefriendsarethebestfriends #ballet #balletlife #dancers #dancecompetition @ RJ Reynolds Auditorium @ RJ Reynolds Auditorium

Junior Group 1 is ready to perform! 🌟🌟#yagp #yagp2020 #ballet #balletdancer #ballerina #dancer #balletlove #balletlife
01/24/2020

Junior Group 1 is ready to perform! 🌟🌟#yagp #yagp2020 #ballet #balletdancer #ballerina #dancer #balletlove #balletlife

Junior Contemporary preparing for open stage! Good luck ladies!🌟🌟 #yagp #yagp2020 #dancer #ballet #ballerina #balletdanc...
01/23/2020

Junior Contemporary preparing for open stage! Good luck ladies!🌟🌟 #yagp #yagp2020 #dancer #ballet #ballerina #balletdancer

It’s not only #tututuesday, it’s “Tarantella Tuesday”! 😉 Pictured are some of the tutus from our collection being prepar...
01/21/2020

It’s not only #tututuesday, it’s “Tarantella Tuesday”! 😉 Pictured are some of the tutus from our collection being prepared for YAGP and Tarantella, one of our three ensembles being presented this coming weekend. (Pc: @le.insta.anne) #yagp #yagp2020 #ballet #balletdancer #dance #manassas #herndon #dancersofig #growinguparb @ Academy of Russian Ballet

ARB leaves on Wednesday for @yagp in Winston-Salem, NC! We are extraordinarily proud of all 24 of our dancers; they’ve p...
01/20/2020

ARB leaves on Wednesday for @yagp in Winston-Salem, NC! We are extraordinarily proud of all 24 of our dancers; they’ve put in months of hard work, sweat, some tears, some laughs all in the pursuit of technical and artistic excellence. You are all winners! Congratulations! #yagp #ballet #ballerina #dance #dancer #workhard #worksmart #growinguparb #manassas #herndon #proud

ARB will be closed for classes on Saturday, January 18 due to the impending inclement weather. (Please stay tuned for up...
01/17/2020

ARB will be closed for classes on Saturday, January 18 due to the impending inclement weather. (Please stay tuned for updates on afternoon YAGP rehearsals.)

Auditions for Peter & the Wolf and Paquita will be Friday, 1/31 (Manassas) 6:30-7:30 Levels 6-8, 7:30-8 Levels 4-5 and Saturday, 2/1 (Herndon) 2:00-2:30 Levels 2/3-Pinky, 2:30-3:30 Intermediate and Advanced.

Please stay off the roads and enjoy the snow!

Tomorrow is the big day! ARB will be joining Maggie and many other fantastic performers onstage to celebrate life, metas...
01/04/2020

Tomorrow is the big day! ARB will be joining Maggie and many other fantastic performers onstage to celebrate life, metastatic Breast Cancer awareness, friendship, and love. This has become one of our most beloved annual events and we hope it continues for many more years!! We’d love to have you come on out! #baldballerina #breastcancerawareness #togetherwecanbeatit #cancer #awareness #love #friendship #breastcancer

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12/25/2019

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12/25/2019

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12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the ARB family to yours! Here’s a little snippet from the perennial holiday favorite, “Nutcracker” to enjoy this Christmas Eve. Abigail, Callie, and Michael are preparing the Pas de Trois for YAGP next month. Happy Holidays everyone!! 🎁🎄💜

Happy Holidays from all of us at ARB to you! ARB will be closed for classes 12/22-1/6 however we will still be in the st...
12/22/2019

Happy Holidays from all of us at ARB to you! ARB will be closed for classes 12/22-1/6 however we will still be in the studio preparing for YAGP! We are welcoming new students for the upcoming semester; please give us a call at 703-368-2268 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment! #ballet #ballerina #washingtondc #dance #balletlove #balletlife #manassas #herndon #growinguparb #dancer

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Manassas, VA
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Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 20:30
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Nutcracker awesomeness!
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Dear ballet supporters !!! Now on the Internet you can find a lot of advertising about companies that produce ballet costumes. From prestigious European high-priced manufacturers to numerous Chinese cheap. Every ballerina dreams to look unique and memorable on stage. Therefore, I want to draw your valuable attention to the company Benefis www. benefisshop. com, which I created 25 years ago after completing my career as a professional ballet dancer, who was irradiated at the A. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. This is a rare exception in the world of producers of ballet clothing, when ballet costumes are made exclusively by professional Ballet dancers based on their personal unique experience in this field narrow sphere. Our whole family consists of ballet dancers and we serve you, our dear customers, and you will receive in our company the best that you dream about! In honor of the 25th anniversary of our company, we offer a 25% discount, and we also make costumes for you according to your budget. Buy professional ballet costumes from professionals and be irresistible on stage !!! The price will not be higher than the Chinese similar costumes from amateurs !!! And you will feel the European quality, competence and professionalism in every stitch, in every line of your future suit !!! With love Tatyana Terentyeva www. benefisshop. com
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ARB FAMILY!! We are in need of a copy of the 2016 Nutcracker DVD!! Can anyone spare one for Abigail? Thank you!
While cleaning Mallorie's room, I found 4 pairs of new pointe shoes. Let me know if you're interested. $70 per pair, final sale. If local, let's meet up; if not, please add shipping. PayPal if mailing. The other shoes are in the comments. Thanks
We hope you will join us for the July 22 Russian Festival Concert at Schlesinger Hall in Alexandria, VA, the culmination of the week-long convention of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America. Guest performers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Europe and North America. Tickets and details at www.bdaa.com