July 22, 2010
This Ballet Company is Delaware Valley's best well-kept secret. Since it was formed, I've attended their ballet productions and they are "must see" performances for the following reasons: (1) The IBC Ballet Company was founded by two graduates of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy who then performed, as soloists, with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, and with other major ballet companies abroad and in the United States. They are Anasthesia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, and it's an honor to have them in our Delaware Valley area! Among the full-length ballets they performed are: "Nutcracker", "Coppelia", "Walpurgis Night" and "Giselle". It's my opinion that Anastasia was born to play "Giselle", and Ive seen that ballet at least 15 times!... (2) Attending a performance is so-o-o convenient in that free parking is only steps to the modern Theater entrance, which is all one level with the theater, whose sloped seating gives wonderfully close-up "orchestra" viewing (leave the binoculars at home!), and ticket prices are exceptionally low for seeing such high-caliber dancers...and, (3) They are devoted to teaching the highest disciplined "Vagonova" method of ballet to students of their school--"The Academy of International Ballet"--the very same method taught at the Bolshoi. I urge you to check out their Website...or give them a call...and familiarize yourself with this great Ballet Company and very special school.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the devotion and dedication this company has to bringing the highest form of classical ballet
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:General Member of the Public & I attend their great performances and educational lectures.