By Judy Brown
Come and join us for “An Evening at the Ballet.” The Performing Arts Council has invited the Akhmedova Ballet Academy to return after a stunning performance last year. This year’s performance will be Friday, January 20 at 7:30 in the Encore Theater. The Founder and Artistic Director, Mme. Jacqueline Akhmedova, received her training from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and the Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Kiev. Her professional career of more than 20 years includes principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet in Tashkent, the Munich State Opera Ballet, and the Vienna State Opera Ballet, dancing every major role in the repertoire. After retiring as a professional ballet dancer, she started a professional training program and taught extensively. For two years Mme. Akhmedova was ballet master for City Dance Ensemble and the City Dance Conservatory Ballet Program at the Strathmore Center for the Arts.
At present, she has her own school, the Akhmedova Ballet Academy, in Silver Spring, Md. Her students have won such prestigious competitions as the Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne and Tanzolymp. Her vision is to prepare young dancers to become strong and fully developed artists ready to take their places in major dance companies around the world.
Tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale in all dining room lobbies on Monday and Tuesday, January 16 and 17 from 4:30 to 6pm. Don’t miss this performance!