December 2-3

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

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Classes for 2017-2018

Classes are offered for students of all ages and levels. Students are assigned to the class level where they will make the greatest progress.

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Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre

The sole choreographer and artistic director is Rafael Grigorian whose wealth of knowledge and experience has built a successful ballet company.

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RGBT Founder and Artistic Director

Master Grigorian received his ballet training at the Kirov Ballet School and the Baku Choreographic Institute. For twenty years, he was the principal dancer with the Baku Theater of Opera and Ballet, dancing lead roles in such ballets as Don Quixote, Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and more. 

Several ballets were made expressly for Master Grigorian. As a performer, he toured the world with stars of the Bolshoi and the Kirov Ballet Companies. Master Grigorian was awarded two highly prestigious awards for his performances: The People's Artist of Azerbaidzhan and Laureate of State Prize of the USSR; both are extraordinary honors for an artist. He was the choreographer for the European, World, and Olympic Ice Dancing group Linichyk, and a teacher for the Moscow Theatre Studio of Musical Art. 

Master Grigorian served as the choreographer for the Russian Stars Ensemble in the Mark Twain Musical Drama from 1989-1995. In 1991, he opened the Rafael Grigorian School of Classical Ballet in the Elmira and Corning area of NY. In 1998, the school expanded to the Binghamton area. The Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes of NY has recently honored Master Grigorian with an award for his outstanding work in the community.