Klara Dovzhik

Ballet for Dancers

Training for Dancers

Bio

Born in Russia, Klara studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg. Upon graduation she had her first engagements at the Mikhailovsky Theater and Kirov Ballet. She then left for Germany to accept an offer with the Leipziger Ballet under direction of Uwe Scholz. She also worked at the Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as performing with several companies as a freelance artist. Her repertoire experience includes choreographies of George Balanchine, John Cranko, Ronald Hynd, Ray Barra, Hans Van Manen, Uwe Scholz, Jiri Kilian, Heinz Spoerli, Youri Vamos, Angelin Preljocaj, Mario Schröder and many others. She has additionally worked with actors, musicians and theater companies, embracing collaborations with different art forms.
Klara is currently working as a freelance teacher and choreographic assistant, coaching dancers and accompanying the creative process. She has staged productions for Ural Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Bolshoi Theater, as well as Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Class Description

The class focuses on coordination, musicality and on how we use our ballet technique. The bare starts slowly, guiding attention to correct body posture, weight placement, dynamics and energy. The center brings all these elements together, allowing dancers to cover the space with freedom, express themselves by using the best techniques and to experience the joy of dance.