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Summer Intensive Program

Bossov Ballet Theatre's summer program provides comprehensive Russian training (Vaganova method) with a strong emphasis on technique, pointe, partnering, variation and character. 

The School will be holding two, one-week programs and one, four-week program.  Please click below to learn more about the Summer Intensive Program.

For more information, please call (207) 487-2282 or email


Classes are taught Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., with a break for lunch.  The following courses are available. 

  • Technique
  • Pointe
  • Variation
  • Character
  • Partnering
  • Men's Classes
  • Pilates

Program Dates

Students can apply to take 1, 2, 4, 5 or 6 weeks.  


One-Week Intensive: June 16 - 20
One-Week Intensive: June 23 - 27
Four-Week Intensive: June 30 - July 26

One-week residential students can arrive and check-in on Sunday beginning at noon and will check out on Saturday by noon.

Four-week residential students can arrive and check-in on Sunday beginning at noon and will check out on Saturday by 6:00 PM.


Residential Program (includes tuition, room & board and costume fees)

Each One-Week: $575 
Four-Week: $3,000 

Non-Residential Program (includes tuition and costume fees)

Each One-Week: $375
Four-Week: $2,200

Early Registration Discount

We are offering a 10% discount for both the residential and non-residential four-week programs if students commit by March 1 and pay in full by April 1.  There is a $500 non-refundable deposit due by March 1.


Each one-week intensive program will finish with a demonstration on Friday in the Parks Studio.  Friends and family of the dancers are welcome to attend. 

The 4-Week Intensive culminates with a full, 2-act production featuring Paquita. Two public performances will be held on Friday July 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 26 at 2:00 p.m., at the historic and beautiful Waterville Opera House in Waterville, Maine.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors & youth and are available through the Opera House Box Office by calling (207) 873-7000 or visiting their website.

Summer Faculty

Natalya Nikolaevna Getman, Artistic Director

Elena Petrichenko, Summer Intensive Faculty

Sergey Chumakov, Summer Intensive Faculty

Natalya Nikolaevna Getman
Artistic Director

Natalya Getman was born in Russia. She was a gymnastics champion by the age of ten and studied dance at the Leningrad Academy Choreographic School (Kirov Theater) under Kovaleva.

In 1993, Getman graduated with honors from the Uzbek Choreographic School under Inna Kevorkova's instruction. Upon graduation from the Uzbek School, she joined the Turkmenistan State Theater of Ballet and Opera where her repertoire included:

  • Zarema (Fountain of Bakhchisarai)
  • Lady (Lady and a Hooligan)
  • Queen of Dream (Don Quixote)
  • Mirta (Giselle)

Later, in 1995, Getman joined The Moscow Ballet and worked with such famous masters of ballet as Ludmila Semenyaka, Mikhail Lavrosky, Anatoly Golovan (Bolshoi Theater) and Galina Shylapina (Perm Theater). Again, she was a soloist in such repertoires as The Swan Lake, Paquita, Nutcracker, and The Golden Key.

In 1996 Getman began touring with the Moscow Ballet to countries such as Turkey, Spain, Israel, and China. In 1999 she came to the United States of America with the Moscow Ballet to dance and teach choreography to local children in over 50 U.S. cities to allow them to dance in the children's roles with the visiting company when they travel with the Nutcracker to their city. During this time she also became a model and spokeswoman for Ford, Mercedes, Hopman Jewelers, Seng Jewelers, AIDS, M.A.D.D., and Lord and Taylor.

Summer Intensive Program Faculty

Elena Petrichenko and Sergey Chumakov

Elena Petrichenko and Sergey Chumakov are both graduates of the State Academic Choreography Institute in Perm, Russia, where they majored in the Classical Choreography section.  Their early work included the Moscow State Ballet Company at Bolshoi Theatre, the Classic and Modern Choreography Theatre in Moscow, the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, the Classical and Modern Choreography Theatre, and the Russian Ballet of the 21st Century.  

Petrichenko and Chumakov have been principal dancers with the Crown of Russia Ballet since 2001.  Their repertoire includes leading roles in:

  • Swan Lake
  • Don Quixote
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Paquita
  • The Nutcracker

In addition, they are principal dancers with the Magdeburg Opera and Ballet Theatre in Germany and with the Russian Theatre in Berlin.  Petrichenko and Chumakov have traveled and worked in multiple countries including the United States, Argentina, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Qatar and Spain.

Click here for videos of Petrichenko and Chumakov.

Campus and Extracurricular Activities

Bossov Ballet Theatre is part of Maine Central Institute, a private high school serving grades 9-12 and post graduate.  Summer attendees will reside in one of the four dorms on campus, supervised by residential staff.  Please view our campus map, our Fast Facts About MCI page and our Campus and Community page to learn more about MCI.  

The school is located less than 60 minutes from Bangor, Waterville and Augusta.  Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) and Portland are just 90 minutes away, and Boston just 3.5 hours down Interstate 95.  The beautiful coast of Maine is close by, as are numerous lakes and ski areas.  The summer program offers optional day-trips to students such as trips to the Maine coast and the Colby College and Bowdoin College Art Museums.




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