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Sunday, January 31, 2010

International Dance Star Maria Kochetkova to Share Secrets with Local Ballet Students

Bayer Ballet Academy
Dance studio address:
4600 El Camino Real, Ste. 106
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 917-9971

MEDIA RELEASE    DATE: October 23rd, 2009   

International Dance Star Maria Kochetkova to Share Secrets with Local Ballet Students

What:     Meet Prima Ballerina Maria Kochetkova, Principal of the SF Ballet and 2009 Gold Medal (solo) Winner of the NBC show "Superstars of Dance."

When:     Sunday, November 1st, 2009, 6pm - 8pm

Where:     Bayer Ballet Academy, School of Russian Ballet
    4600 El Camino Real, Ste. 106
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    Near the intersection of San Antonio and El Camino in Los Altos at the border with Mountain View and Palo Alto
    Entrance and parking behind the building.

Who:     Students of the Bayer Ballet Academy and any other ballet lovers who can squeeze into the studio will get a chance to quiz international ballet star Maria Kochetkova,the gold medalist of NBC series Superstars of Dance (2009), winner of numerous international awards and a principal dancer of the SF Ballet.

Story lines:

* Internationally known & fast rising ballet star takes a time out to talk with dancers at one of the area's fastest rising ballet schools.

* Movie clips and documentary footage of Ms Kochetkova's roles will be screened. What is it like to dance the roles that every girl dreams of dancing with world famous ballet companies?

(Ms Kochetkova has danced title roles in Giselle, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Kitri in Don Quixote, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the title role in Alice in Wonderland, and more.)

* Mid-peninsula studio, home to a vibrant, growing community of practitioners of the Russian Ballet style (Vaganova method), welcomes former Bolshoi star, now star of SF Ballet and winner of numerous international awards to their Los Altos studio.

About Ms Kochetkova
Born in Moscow, Maria Kochetkova trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School for eight years before dancing with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. She joined the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2007.
personal blog:
SF Ballet:

About the Bayer Ballet Academy
The Bayer Ballet Academy (BBA) was founded by Inna Bayer in 2005 to implement the famous Vaganova method for the instruction of classical ballet. Bayer, a seasoned professional ballet mistress with extensive teaching experience in Russia, the Ukraine, Israel and the USA led the school through significant growth in just four years. Ms Bayer's students have demonstrated exceptional results. Our 2009 Winter show received an enthusiastic response from its audience of over 500.

Students range from age three through pre-professional level. For those interested in pursuing dance careers or those for whom classical training is an end in itself the Bayer Ballet Academy offers an excellent ballet training in a warm and friendly environment. Special attention is given to develop each individual child by focusing on their special strengths and talents. The school produces two shows staged at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts each year one in the Winter and one in the Spring.

Inna Bayer, ballet mistress, (415) 407-9811,  email: inna@
Caryn Coleman, parent volunteer, mobile: (650) 868 9426, email: caryn@

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This event was the first in a series of "Meet the Stars" organized by Inna Bayer for students of the Bayer Ballet Academy.

Maria Kochetkova's website writing about her visit.

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