Workshop 2017 Russian&French style

May 20-21, 2017 – Workshop Russian&French style

Because we want that the passionate children learn the most about the classical ballet, we invited miss Irina Sitnikova – head of the ballet departament at Vaganova Ballet Academy – and mister Jacques Marsa – international ballet teacher, graduated at Ecole de danse de l’Opera de Paris.
They will show to the students the differences and the similarities between the Russian and the French ballet school.



Level 1 (age 9 - 12)

four hours a day of classical ballet (studies and repertoire)

Level 2 (age 13 -16)

four hours a day of classical ballet (studies and repertoire)

Prestigious pedagogues


Teacher of classical dance and ballet repartoire.
In 1969 she entered Saratov Ballet School, from which he graduated in 1977 in the class of Professor N.A.Maksimovoy.
From 1977 to 1980 she was first soloist of “Moscow Classical Ballet” under the direction of N.Kasatkinoy and V.Vasileva.
From 1980 to 2000 – soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.
During her dancing career she was soloist in various performances from as:
- Diamond and Princess Florina – “Sleeping Beauty”
- Gulnara and Odalisque – “Le Corsaire”
- Pas de trois – “Swan Lake”
- “Shadows” – “La Bayadere”
- “Don Quixote ”
- Friend and Grand Pas – “Raymonda”
- “Pas de trois” Paquita”
- The 11th Prelude and Waltz ”
- “Les Sylphides”
- “Markitenka”
- “Theme and Variations”
In 2001 she graduated from the Faculty of Education of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. She is currently head of the department of classical ballet and duet - Associate Professor


Winner of the 1st prize of the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance, Jacques Marsa was a principal ballet dancer of the Paris Opera under the guidance of Mrs. Claude Bessy.
Since then he was organizing shows and festivals in Arles, Nimes, Nisa, Sete, Narbonne, Menton, Dax, etc inviting personalities from the dance world such as: Claire Motte, Georges Piletta – stars od the Paris Opera, but also Claude Devulpian, Florence Vlerc, Richard Duquesnoy, Josselyn Bosser, Martine Vuillermoz, Guy Vareilhes, etc.
In 1974 he founds his own company– Horizons Danse Companie – formed out of 12 dancers among which we name Dominique Bagouet as soloist.
With this company he participated in many festivals (for exemple Festival du Theatre des Champs Elysees – art director Youli Algaroff)
In 1976 he becomes soloist and maestro-educator at the Opera of Strasbourg under the lead of Peter Van Dyck
In 1979 he is invited as ballet maestro and professor at Companie du Ballet de Bale – art director Heinz Spoerli
In 1981 he sets up his own ballet school at Verneuil sur Seine
In 2000 he collaborates with MAURICE BEJART for the setting up on stage the ballet “l’Enfant Roi” at Chateau de Versailles

Invited as profesor at
Ecole superieure de Cannes Rosella Highower
Ecole Royale de Ballet d’Anvers
Ecole Superieure de Ballet contemporain de Montreal
Ecole superieure de Ballet de Quebec
Ballet Jazz de Montreal
Jeune Ballet du Quebec