Ballet & Identity
The goal of Ballet & Identity project is to empower youth to connect with their innate qualities and unique expression, by learning focus, order, balance and discipline through the mecca of culture, science and arts collectively represented in classical ballet.
We are working towards our goal in collaboration with highly-qualified professionals aimed to create this forward-thinking program.
This project is about identity formation through an education in the principles underlying the art and science of classical ballet.
A subject only available to an elite and privileged few, Project The First Guild objective is to create a working model, which allow to adapt this knowledge into a school program that can reach many.
The program will teach principles that develop core strength, confidence, unlock creativity, and empower our ability to succeed in our chosen field through the mecca of culture, science and arts collectively represented in classical ballet.
Classical dance (aka, ballet) as it is taught throughout the world today, is largely based on a system rooted in Russian culture, devised by the great ballet master Agrippina Vaganova, and spread throughout the world by generations of her students. We, the creators of this project, are very much connected with the subject and would like to make this information widely accessible to young people of today by introducing it as a compelling, core educational component in the current school system.
This immersion experience into the exquisite world of ballet and performing arts will strengthen and enrich our young minds, teaching them connection with self and others, and ultimately setting them on a course to discovering and expressing their greater self.
This tremendously sought-for program will teach principles of integrity: presence, focus, order, determination and much more – through doing.
Ballet & Identity part 1
What is Identity
In the video below, Elena Alexandra MA, CMHC, CHom, the concept creator of the Ballet & Identity project talks about how classical ballet shapes the individuality of a young person.
Ballet & Identity part 2
In this video, Elena Alexandra talks about Agripina Vaganova, the great ballet teacher and her legacy.