Joffrey Ballet Announces the Creation of the Joffrey Studio Company

The Academy offers many different levels of training and education to the community. The Pre-Professional Division and Trainee Program take place during the academic year and are intended to augment students' academic schedules with valuable preparation for a professional dance career. The Academy also offers programs in the Children's Division, Youth Division and Adult Open Division, which are offered year-round, as well as summer intensives and summer camps.

Alexei Kremnev began his career in Moscow at the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Degree of Ballet Artist), the Russian Academy of Theatrical Art (GITIS), and the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Degree in Pedagogy and Choreography). He was the recipient of the Leonide Massine Award and the Bronze Medal during 1992 International Diaghilev Competition in Moscow. He also claimed an honorable diploma in 1996 at the Nureyev International Ballet Competition as well as the 1996 Lifar International Ballet Competition. In 2001, Kremnev was recognized as one of the Most Influential People in the Arts in Cincinnati and has been praised for his extraordinary ability to work with a young generation of dancers, as well as for his original and creative choreography. In 2011, he was elected to the Advisory Board on Russia and Eastern Europe for Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk. In 2004-2006, Kremnev's choreography was presented at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and he received the Outstanding Choreographer Award at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in 2006, 2007 and 2009. As Artistic Director, Kremnev led Southold Dance Theater to become the Outstanding School at YAGP in 2008. He has performed, choreographed and taught internationally with the Moscow Festival Ballet (Russian National Ballet), England's Northern Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet, Tulsa Ballet and the Russian and European Stars of the Ballet. Under his current leadership as Academy Artistic Director, the Joffrey Academy of Dance was named Outstanding School of 2010 and 2012 by YAGP.

Anna Reznik began her career in Moscow at the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Degree of Ballet Artist) and the Bolshoi Institute of Choreography (Degree in Pedagogy). She toured throughout the world as a principal artist with the Moscow Festival Ballet (later the Russian National Ballet), Cincinnati Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and Russian and European Stars of the Ballet. As a principal guest artist, choreographer, and teacher, Ms. Reznik has worked with many companies including Northern Ballet Theatre (England, U.K.), Ballet Met, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Essex Dance (U.K.) and has participated in the Ballet Stars Master Class Series in England and in Germany. Reznik has been praised for her extraordinary ability to work with today's young generation of dancers. Her thorough knowledge of the most current teaching methods and styles has produced many dancers who have been accepted into some of the most prestigious companies including the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Staatsoper Berlin, Dresden Semperoper, Joffrey Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and many others. Reznik received the Outstanding Teacher Award at YAGP in 2007. In 2013 Ms. Reznik received the Achievement Award in Culture from the Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI).

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