Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00
Before traveling this summer to teach in Alaska and Florida, Irina Lebedeva will present the talent of her Long Island Ballet Academy & Dance students at the school’s spring recital. This year the annual event takes place on May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the studio in Sea Cliff.
The recital will begin with a glimpse of what classes are like for Lebedeva’s students, ages 3 to 18. The students will stretch and warm up at the barre. Afterwards, students will present group dances including the Grand Pas de Quatre, originally choreographed for great ballerinas in 1845, the Pas de Trois des Odalisques and as a finale for all students, the Grande Tarantella.
Dancers include Emilia Bunich, 17, who this year was one of Nassau County’s 10 recipients of the Long Island Artist Alliances’s Scholar-Artist Award. Bunich, who has studied with Lebedeva for the past four years, received a scholarship to dance at SUNY College at Brockport beginning in the fall.
“I’m so excited and proud of her,” says Lebedeva.
To learn more about the Long Island Ballet Academy and to purchase recital tickets call 516-801-4393.