Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) 2022 Outstanding Teacher, Marianna Rozanova, began her ballet studies at the age of 9 at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her ballet mentor was Natalia Dudinskaya. She also received training from Konstantin Sergeev, Irina Gensler, and Galina Novitsksya. After she graduated in 1985, Ms. Rozanova danced with the Mikhailovsky Theatre Company for 12 years as a Prima ballerina.
Although she has 25 years of experience as ballet instructor, her most recent position was as Senior Lead Instructor at Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. From 2018-2022 several of her students won numerous competitions from International Ballet Competition (ADC IBC) in Florida to YAGP semifinals. Throughout her career, Ms. Rozanova has choreographed numerous Classical Ballet performances and variations with the Vaganova Method.
As a Ballet Professional Dancer and Teacher, she trains varying levels of students from introductory to professional; she has experience and knowledge of the entire spectrum of Ballet Styles.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Mr. Joan Boada received his impeccable training and foundation of classical repertory from the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Ballet in Cuba. After graduation, he moved to Paris to train with Gilbert Mayer, Jacques Namont, and Manuel Legris. He danced with seven companies (including Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit, The Australian Ballet, and Royal Ballet of Flanders) before joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 1999. During his long performing career, he danced coveted roles in full length classics ballets including Don Quixote, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Eguene Oneguin, and Cinderella. He excelled in classical, dramatic, and neo-classical roles, created by some of the most celebrated choreographers including Balanchine, Robbins, and Ashton. Boada’s honors include an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for ensemble performance, and various awards and medals in the highest ballet competitions in Varna, Paris, Osaka, and Shanghai. After retiring from San Francisco Ballet in 2017, he began his teaching career and worked with reputable ballet programs for pre-professional and professional dancers in California, Florida, Washington DC, and Virginia.
His recent roles included Ballet Master and Assistant Choreographer with Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain, and Artistic Director of Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. Currently, Boada is the Associate Director of Boston Ballet II.
Ramón Sánchez began his professional training when he was very young at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Spain. He continued to train with world renowned teachers from all over the world when He moved to London as a professional dancer. Sanchez trained at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School, studying pedagogy, anatomy, nutrition, Vaganova methodology, and choreography. While at Joffrey, Sánchez performed Swan lake, Esmeralda, Don Quixote , and Sleeping. Upon finishing his studies, Sanchez made his freelance debut in New York with the ballet Carmen. Later he joined the Cottbus Staatstheater ballett company in Germany, where he worked with choreographers like Nils Christe, Julio Cevedo, and Jhonathan Alexander. Ramón is certified as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and fitness technician, which he has used to design specific training for dancers and all kinds of artists, thus helping them to enhance and strengthen their skills to the maximum. He trained dancers from the Barcelona Ballet, A Chorus Line musical and many students from professional conservatories.
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