Kolotov Dance Studio, located in Ho-Ho-Kus, is a classical ballet school with the goal of bringing the joy and exhilaration of ballet to its students. The school opened in September 2013. Its owners, Konstantin Kolotov and Arina Kolotova, are devoted not only to the education of their students, but also to encouraging creativity and appreciation for classical ballet music and culture.
Mr. Kolotov received his training from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia, where he graduated with honors as a Professional Ballet Dancer. He then danced at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Theatre of Contemporary Ballet, St. Petersburg Classical Ballet Theatre, and St. Petersburg Academic Ballet Theatre. He has performed all over the world and danced principal roles in several major ballets, including Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Paquita, and more, including many contemporary pieces.
In 1997 Mr. Kolotov received the title of Master of Stage. He is in demand as guest artist and master teacher throughout the United States, having most recently taught for New Jersey Ballet.
Ms. Kolotova also studied at the Vaganova Academy, and graduated from the Perm Academy of Ballet. She was a principal dancer with the Classical Ballet of St. Petersburg, and has performed leading roles in major classical ballets like The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Paquita, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, and many more, along with several contemporary pieces. She has toured throughout Europe and the Pacific with the St. Petersburg Classical Ballet Company.
Kolotov Dance Studio performed their first annual production of The Nutcracker this December to rave reviews, and will hold an annual spring Recital as well, where students will perform excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty.
The studio will also host a summer dance camp. More information will be available on their website. Adult ballet classes will also be available.
At a glance:
Location: 611 North Maple Ave, Suite 11, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey
Phone/Email: 201-444-3223/[email protected]
Hours: See website for schedule
Classes Offered: Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theater, Variations, Partnering, Adult Ballet
Instructors: Konstantin Kolotov and Arina Kolotova
Ages: 3 and up, Adults
Other Services: Private Instruction, Pre-Professional Training for Older Students, Group and Family Discounts, Credit Cards Accepted