May 24, 2019 at 11:31 pm #115
We are proud to announce that VKDF is creating a Trainee Program for the 2019/2020 Season. Ms. Valentina Kozlova will be the director of this exciting and ground-breaking program.
* Audition to be held
on June 17th at 1:00p.m.
at The Ailey Studios
405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Studio on 5th floor.
* Registration on site ages 18~24
$20 Audition fee
Please bring headshot and ID/passport.
* New Initiative
Valentina Kozlova is launching a trainee program to help dancers transition from school and increase their chances to audition successfully, to medal in competitions, and to achieve their goal of dancing professionally. Continuing the VKDF mission of providing performance opportunities to young dancers, the trainee will perform, gaining visibility from those who follow the work of Valentina Kozlova.
VALENTINA KOZLOVA is known to be a major innovator in the international ballet world. Her passion for dance and for the choreographers and dancers who create and perform have led her to findnew outlets for their talents. Ms. Kozlova’s current endeavors are a conservatory which teaches pure classical ballet VKDCNY, a Federation of International Ballet Competitions -endorsed ballet competition venue VKIBC, and a dance foundation VKDF which sponsors stateside and international performances. These endeavors and her past accomplishments earned Ms. Kozlova recognition by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation as a 2018 Great Immigrant/Great American for her dedication to dance. This award was given to a total of 38 distinguished immigrants who have contributed tremendously to the enrichment of American culture. The New York Times published a full page dedicated to her and the awardees on July 4, 2018.
The Valentina Kozlova Dance Foundation (VKDF) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that began in 2004 as the DCPP (Dance Conservatory Performance Project). It was created specifically to provide dance students, pre-professional and young professional dancers with performance opportunities, access to renowned ballet figures worldwide, and artistic partnerships.
The VKDF has reached out in various arenas in neighboring communities since its inception in order to fulfill its mission of preserving and supporting classical dance. The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) is one initiative of the foundation, born from a desire to give young dancers a platform to compete in a fair, non-political forum. VKIBC has granted awards to dancers consisting of monies, training scholarships, company contracts, and performance opportunities such as those experienced by recipients to appear as guest artists on stages in St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia and Riga, Latvia. In this manner, VKIBC has endeavored to mold the next generation of dancing artists.
New Initiative :
Valentina Kozlova is launching a trainee program to help dancers transition from school and increase their chances to audition successfully, to medal in competitions, and to achieve their goal of dancing professionally.
Continuing the VKDF mission of providing performance opportunities to young dancers, the trainee will perform, gaining visibility from those who follow the work of Valentina Kozlova.
As trainees in the VKDF company you will receive:
1. Special classes under Ms.Kozlova’s supervision during the first part of the day.
2. Following those classes, you will have training in repertoire.
3. You will also have private lessons with Ms.Kozlova each week to prepare for future VKIBC competitions and other International Ballet Competitions and galas.
4. Later in the day you will have unlimited classes in Ms.Kozlova’s school (VKDC the Studio)
5. There will be several opportunities to perform with coaching by Ms.Kozlova in Soloist/Principal roles.
6. Exposure to several major ballet companies in the USA and abroad courtesy of Ms.Kozlova.
We look forward to hearing your response. If you are interested in this program please let us know, and we can discuss payment arrangements.
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