Director and Founder, Ballet Intensive from Moscow
Artistic Director, USA National Youth Ballet Competition
In 1994, Dmitri Roudnev founded Ballet Intensive from Moscow in order to bring together the best master teachers of Vaganova each year for a student workshop and teacher seminar. Roudnev develops his classes to reflect his experiences as a student and soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet. He loved the logical combinations and the musicality of Bolshoi classes and he brings these feelings to his lessons. Roudnev presents uncomplicated barre exercises, based in the great Russian Method training traditions, that are easy for student and teacher to learn. This in turn helps develop students with clean technique, elongated non-bulky muscles, and high extensions. Teachers have found that the strength built in Roudnevís approach promotes less chance for injury.
Dmitri Roudnev trained for eight years at the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, and later danced as soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet under the direction of the great U.N. Grigorovich. Roudnev served as director of the Dmitri Roudnev Ballet School of Chicago for seven years. He developed a special ballet training program for the pairs skating couple that took fourth place in the 2002 Olympics. Roudnev is Artistic Director for the USA National Youth Ballet Competition presented by Russian Pointe.
Dmitri Roudnev instructs a master class at Regional Dance America
Dmitri Roudnev partners American Ballet Theater soloist and former Bolshoi dancer Oksana Konobeyeva