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Summer Performance 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 a six-week program designed to replicate a professional company performance experience.  Please click below to learn more about the Summer Performance Intensive Program.

For more information, please call (207) 487-3355 x 217 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 (for those who qualify)
  • Men's Classes
  • Pilates
  • Modern

There will be additional rehearsals on Saturdays during the five-week program.

Program Dates

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


One-Week Intensive: June 18-22, 2018
Five-Week Intensive: June 25 - July 28, 2018

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

Five-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)

One-Week: $575 
Five-Week: $3,575 (Multiple student discount available)

Non-Residential Program (includes tuition and costume fees)

One-Week: $375
Five-Week: $2,575  (Multiple student discount available)

Payment / Pre-Payment Plans

There is a $100 non-refundable deposit for the one-week program and a $500 non-refundable deposit for the five-week program due by May 1.  Full payment must be received by May 15.

There are pre-payment plans available through our Business Office.  If you are interested in a pre-payment plan, please contact (207) 487-4454.

Male Scholarship Program

BBT @ MCI is offering competitive scholarship opportunities for male dancers for the summer intensive program.  More information will be provided upon completion of the application process.  


The 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 five-week intensive culminates with a full performance of Swan Lake. Two public performances will be held on Friday July 27 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 28 at 2:00 p.m.


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.

Application and Audition Information

Online Application

Due to the high demand for the program, we recommend submitting all application materials by Thursday, March 31, 2018.  Applications may be submitted after March 31, however they will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis if space is available.  No more applications will be viewed after May 15th, 2018

Please click here for the online Summer Intensive Application Form.

Audition Information

Either a video or in-person audition is required as part of the application for Bossov Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive Program.  In-person auditions take place on MCI's campus in our Founders Studio or during our Summer Audition Tour.   In-person auditions will not be scheduled after May 1.  Video auditions will be reviewed until May 15.

There is a non-refundable $30 in-person audition fee, which includes a class with Artistic Director Natalya Getman, and a non-refundable $20 video audition fee.  In-person auditions can be coordinated by emailing or by calling (207) 487-3355 xt 217.     

Video audition DVDs can be mailed to: Bossov Ballet Theatre, Maine Central Institute, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967.  Please send links to YouTube and other online audition videos to:

If a dancer participated in Bossov's Summer Intensive Program last year, he/she can send a current picture in first arabesque position en pointe (if applicable) in lieu of a video.

Audition Video Requirements: 

1. State the dancer's name, age, school where currently studying ballet and length of time en pointe (if applicable).

2. Short bar work including plié, battement tendu, adagio, grand battement (combinations should be done to one side only).
3. Center work should include: adagio, turning combination, petite and grand allegro.
4. Female dancers should include pointe work that includes échappé, relevé passé, and turns that are appropriate for the level of the dancer's technique.  If the dancer is a beginner en pointe, combinations could be done facing the bar.
5. Advanced female dancers should include any classical variation en pointe.
6. Advanced male dancers should include any classical variation.

To Sign up for an audition, please visit our Summer Application page.


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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