If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy …

If you are particularly interested in entering international ballet competitions, I wrote an article on my top tips for preparing for international ballet competitions here.

 

Here are the official photos from VKIBC 2015.  All photos © Sonia Goicoechea.  You can also see my photo diary and video if you click here.

1. Aurora third act variation from Sleeping Beauty in one of my beautiful, bespoke Grishko tutus.

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing Aurora from Sleeping Beauty at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing Aurora from Sleeping Beauty at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing Aurora from Sleeping Beauty at VKIBC 2015

2. Spanish variation from Paquita in a tutu kindly loaned from Bristol Russian Ballet School.

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing Spanish form Paquita at VKIBC 2015

3. Neo-classical piece, the Little Mermaid, choreographed for me by Alisher Hasanov in a costume made by Diane Hutton.

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing the little Mermaid by Alisher Hasanov at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing the little Mermaid by Alisher Hasanov at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing the little Mermaid by Alisher Hasanov at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton, Bolshoi Ballet Academy performing the little Mermaid by Alisher Hasanov at VKIBC 2015

4. Participating in classes that I attended as part of the competition.

Tala Lee-Turton - Bolshoi Ballet Academy - in class at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton - Bolshoi Ballet Academy - in class at VKIBC 2015

Tala Lee-Turton - Bolshoi Ballet Academy - in class at VKIBC 2015