Summer Intensive Program Faculty
Natalya Nikolaevna Getman, Artistic Director
Natalya Nikolaevna Getman was born in Russia, and forms a part of the Vaganova lineage through her teacher, Musaeva, National Artist of the Soviet Union and former student of Balikova, an early student of Agrippina Vaganova.
Getman studied at the Vaganova Academy under Kovaleva, and went on to graduate with honors from the Uzbek Choreographic School. During her professional career she danced soloist and principal roles at the Turkmenistan State Theater of Ballet and Opera, including Zarema (Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Lady (Lady and a Hooligan), Queen of Dream (Don Quixote), and Mirta (Giselle). Later, in 1995, Ms. 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. After touring extensively in countries including Turkey, Spain, Israel, and China, Ms. Getman came to the United States of America with the Moscow Ballet and chose to make it her home. Inspired by a deep respect for American culture, she embarked on a new mission to combine the best of that culture with the beauty and logic of Russian classical ballet to a new generation of students.
Vladimir Kuzkin was born in Tashkent,
Uzbekistan. Vladimir was chosen to attend
a pre-professional performing arts school,
where he studied choreography, music, ballet
and character dance for two years. He was
then selected to attend a professional ballet
academy, where he studied dance for eight
years. Upon graduating, Vladimir joined the
Russian Ballet Twenty-First Century company in Moscow, Russia, where he performed both in the corps de ballet, and as a soloist. Over the course of the next decade, Vladimir was invited to perform with numerous professional ballet companies in Russia, some of which toured in the United States.
Guillermo Franco, Acting, Movement Analysis and Physical Improvisation Instructor
Mexican actor, creator, and dancer, Guillermo Franco graduated from the International School of Theater Creation and Movement CABUIA in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
His first contact with the stage world happened through musical theater, where he was attracted to the possibility of training in dance, acting, and singing, simultaneously. He completed his training at the Artestudio Performing Arts Center in Mexico City, where he developed a strong attraction to classical dance.
Starting in 2016, Guillermo began to collaborate as a dancer and actor with Bossov Ballet Theatre in productions such as Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Swan Lake. Most recently, he participated as Stage Manager in the last two BBT productions of The Nutcracker, at the Waterville Opera House.
His strong interest in personal and spiritual growth has led him to dig into Depth and Transpersonal Psychology for more than 10 years, which echoes his interest in the psychophysical, interpersonal and spiritual implications of the process of theatrical personification, voice work, and movement.
His classes are an invitation to explore new ways of self-awareness and expression through movement, to develop the imaginative and creative potentials that reside within each of us.
Guillermo will teach classes in:
Acting, Movement Analysis and Physical Improvisation
This class has the intention of investigating the laws of movement and its dynamics through deep observation of life. Dancers will learn how to make use of our present, as well as our intuition, instincts, imagination, and body to create scene and dramaturgy, awakening our imaginative potentials.
“Movement is life, and it's through the awareness of our own movements and dynamics that we can come closer to discover our individual uniqueness, as well as finding what unites us with others and with the world.” (Guillermo Franco)
Classes will cover:
- Movement Analysis and Physical Improvisation
- Physical Imagination Lab
- Movement and Space
Felicity Audet received her training under the tutelage of Andrei Bossov and Natalya Getman until graduating top of her class from BBT and MCI in 2015.
After graduation, Felicity spent two years performing with the Louisville Ballet company in Louisville, KY, where she was given the opportunity to dance featured roles in several productions, including Robert Curran’s Swan Lake, Val Caniparoli’s The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Concerto Barocco.
In 2017, Felicity began deepening her connection to dance while studying at Princeton University where she has taken a wide array of courses, including Special Topics in Dance History, Criticism, and Aesthetics, Dance Performance, and Choreography, under the instruction of Tina Felhandt, Rebecca Lazier, Liza Gennaro, and other members of the Princeton University Dance Department. She has continued her artistic journey by working with contemporary choreographers and repertoire, including Mark Morris, Zvi Gotheiner, and Gabrielle Lamb.
Felicity has also explored new styles of dance (ranging from Chinese Traditional dance to Hip-hop) as an active participant in various dance companies on the Princeton campus, including Princeton University Ballet and Triple 8 Dance Company. She has choreographed a total of seven works for these companies, drawing upon her past experiences and knowledge of classical ballet, while incorporating new movement styles into her work.