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CBA Education Series by International Artists: Ilya Shcherbakov
19 July 2020

Today we would like to share a video from Mr Ilya Shcherbakov. Mr Ilya is the artistic director of Shcherbakov BallettAkademie, and has a Professional Teacher’s Training Degree from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Mr Ilya has also had an extensive career as a professional dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet, Universal Ballet Company and Boris […]

Nicole Tan: 1st Prize at GTB Online Competition!
16 July 2020

Congratulations to Nicole for winning 1st prize at GTB online competition for 12&U Classical solo! 👏👏👏

Thank you Ms Joan for your dedication and guidance ❤️

CBA Repertoire Series #14: Excerpt from Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
12 July 2020

We would like to share with you another clip from our full-length ballet “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”!

This scene depicts the 7 dwarfs meeting Snow White for the 1st time.

It was such a special experience coaching the girls in acting and mime. Technique takes time to build, and so is the courage to show your personality.

Thank you Ms Xia for finding the right character for each girl and guiding them through this fun journey!

CBA Repertoire Series #13: Excerpts from Don Quixote
05 July 2020

This dance was presented at CBA’s 2nd Year End Performance in 2014. It was a joint performance between our Intermediate-Advanced students and Adult Ballet students.

It was not easy for our Adult students to balance between their work and all the rehearsals, but they have done a great job and we were so happy to see many of them experiencing the stage for the first time!

Thank you to Ms Liu Xiao Mi for the beautiful choreography.

CBA Repertoire Series #12: Excerpt from Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
15 June 2020

Today’s clip is an excerpt from our 2016 Year End Performance “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”, a self-choreographed full-length ballet. The scene shows young Snow White playing in the garden with the flowers and ladybirds.

It was challenging for our little flowers and ladybirds, who were between ages 3.5 to 5, to remember their movements, music and formations at such a young age, and the girls put in a lot of effort into practising their item. 👏

It took a lot of patience, love and skill on our teachers’ part as well, and it was very rewarding for them to see the girls enjoying the time on stage.

Thank you to our teachers Ms Ma Yu, Ms Rebekah, Ms Tina, Mrs Lee and Ms Haiying Xia for their dedication.