Though based on French and Italian traditions, Russian ballet, nevertheless, is unique and highly appreciated all over the world. St. Petersburg is the center of the Russian classical school of dancing.
The tour acquaints you with the great names of Russian ballet – Agrippina Vaganova, Anna Pavlova, Vatslav Nizhinsky, George Balanchin, Tamara Karsavina, Matilda Kshessinskaya, Rudolf Nureev, Michael Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Galina Ulanova, Konstantin Sergeev and others.
The tour includes:
- Backstage tour to one of two most famous St. Petersburg theatres: Mariinsky (former Kirov) Opera and Ballet House or Mikhailovsky Theatre (depending on your choice as well as theater schedule);
- Visit to one of famous St. Petersburg schools of classical ballet dance to see ballet classes of students and to learn about the entire system of teaching classical dance.
The tour lasts for 3.5 - 4 hours. Possibility of the tour on a particular day as well as all the details should be discussed in advance.