Renowned Russian dancers and choreographers, including Bolshoi ballet mistress Elena Oleg Sandrovna, were brought in to help establish the ballet department. Because Russians were so influential in kick-starting the BDA in the 1950s, the school is based in Russian Vaganova technique.
Beijing Dance Academy Emily Macel Dance Spirit; Mar 2010; 14, 3; Docstoc pg. 60 Reproduced with permission of the copyright
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