The series is designed for dancers ages 7 and up wanting to improve their ballet technique. The entire 5-week session is only $50. To register, please use the links below. Space is limited so register TODAY!
Jurijs Safonovs is a native of Riga, Latvia. At the age of 10, Jurijs joined the Riga Choreographic Ballet School. After graduating in 1996, Jurijs began his professional ballet career with the Latvian National Ballet Theatre. In 2001, Mr. Safonovs came to the United States, where he continued dancing and became a principal dancer with Virginia Ballet Theatre. While there, Jurijs performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Dracula, and the title role in Petrouchka. He also performed lead roles in Twyla Tharp‘s Sinatra Suite, George Balanchine‘s Serenade and Allegro Brilliante. Dancing has taken Mr. Safonovs to many countries worldwide, including England, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, China, and Russia. In the past 10 years, Jurijs has coached and worked with students at schools nationwide and abroad. In 2018, Jurijs trained dancers in Chicago as a visiting faculty member for the Joffrey Ballet’s Summer Intensive program. Most recently, Jurijs along with his wife Jennifer and daughter Daria have moved to the Carrollton area, where he is choreographing, educating, and coordinating a dance program at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.