Technique and Repertoire
Masterclass

22-25 October

 

Ballet Class

The technical class will focus on Royal Ballet technique, style, and musicality.

One of the most endearing qualities of a Royal Ballet Dancer is their quality of movement. It is extremely important to work on the Dynamic of each movement. Other qualities such as Musicality and Performance are also lost in the cloud of technique obsession.

In these classes students will focus on making ballet enjoyable to watch and to dance, and they will be working on the artistry of ballet.

Choreography

Students will be learning excerpts from the original Ballet ‘Little Red and The Wolf’ and  ‘Symphony No1’

‘Little Red and The Wolf’ is the story of Little Red Riding Hood, rewritten by Ross Freddie Ray and staged in Moscow. It was performed to 10,000 people in the opening weekend.

‘Symphony No1’ Is an original piece that focuses on classical technique with a modern and exciting twist.

Ross Freddie Ray

 

International Choreographer, Producer and Teacher

Ross was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1995
He was trained at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden from 2009-2014.

He then left the school early in 2014 to join the National Opera House of Romania. Here Ross’s repertoire included,

Giselle’ & ‘La Sylphide’ by Johan Kobborg ‘Classical Symphony’ by Yuri Possokhov Tybalt in ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Soloist in ‘Bolero’, ‘Opus 73’ - all choreographed by Renato Zanella Bhrahmin in ‘la Bayadere’ by Mihai Babuska, ‘The Dream’ & ‘La Fille Mal Gardee’ by Frederick Ashton ‘Corsarul’ by Vasily Medvedev.

Ross left the Romanian National Opera House in June 2018.

Since leaving Ross Freddie Ray has performed in a number of shows and galas most recently as ‘Lord Capulet’ in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Arena Di Verona and The Royal Albert Hall.

Whilst at The Royal Ballet School his Choreography 'Fraudulent Smile' was performed at the Royal Opera House after winning first prize in the Ursula Moreton competition and has since been performed across the world most famously by Sergei Polunin and Johan Kobborg in theatres such as - London Palladium, Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg and Arcimboldi theatre in Milan, in summer of 2019 Fraudulent Smile toured Italy and Israel.

He has since Choreographed his first full length ballet ‘Little Red and The Wolf’ which premiered in Moscow December 2019.

His most recent works are two music videos created during the pandemic period ‘Bolero’ Danced by Sergei Polunin to Ravels Masterpiece, ‘In Your Room’ Danced by Sergei Polunin to music by Depeche Mode which gained over 1 Million views online.

 

His other choreographic works are:
‘Fantasy of a Gentleman'
‘The Swan’
‘Pas De Polka’ - performed by dancers of Opera Naționala București

'With you' - performed at the Rose Theatre in New York 'Albion' - Performed on ONBs tour to Sweden
‘In The Rain’ - performed in a gala in Sweden

In 2020 Ross became the CEO of Polunin Ink, seeing the company through Covid lockdowns. During the lockdown and covid crisis the company managed to produce shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Crocus City Hall, Tiff Film Festival, Teatrul Aligheri, Italy, Margitsziget festival, Budapest ,Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, Sochi, Russia.

We also produced two music videos -
‘Bolero’ created to help raise awareness for Multiple Schlerosis, in collaboration with Merck Pharmaceutical group.

‘In Your Room’ directed by Anton Corbijn to the music of Depeche Mode.

We managed to produce 20 performances during the lockdown period. Every performance during this period was a sold-out show.

We also released the book ‘Free, A Life in Images and Words’ to international sales. Social media engagement increased by more than 500%.

Ross left Polunin Ink in May 2022.

HOW TO REGISTER

The masterclass is aimed at young students over the age of 12 years.

For this Masterclass you can only register for the full package of classes. 

You can sign up by completing the online registration form .

PARTICIPATION FEES

€ 220 / Masterclass

  • Full payment or a 30% deposit ensures the reservation of a group seat.