Bossov Ballet Theatre
Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute is both a performing company and an international pre-professional ballet school.
The Bossov troupe includes dancers of many ages and levels of experience. Dancers who attend MCI during the school day are eligible to receive full academic credit for ballet training. All BBT students, regardless of whether or not they attend MCI, train after school and with professional dancers who come to BBT to appear in guest roles. The experience of performing on stage with large casts of older and younger dancers is an invaluable opportunity for aspiring dancers.
BBT founders named the theatre and school for Andrei Bossov, the company's first Artistic Director. He is a 20-year veteran of performing internationally with St. Petersburg's Kirov Ballet, in which he attained ballet's highest rank, Principal Dancer, at the early age of twenty-one, only two years after joining the company. Only five percent of the company's dancers were carried as principals and only one percent of all who auditioned for the Kirov when Bossov auditioned were accepted.
- Ballet Technique (Vaganova)
- Preparing for Professional Auditions
- Making the Audition Video
- Corps Dancing
- Pilates and Floor Barre
- Ballet Dictionary
- History of Ballet