Ballet Ariel offers open company classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Denver Dance Center
Tuesday 10:30 am -12:00 pm class is taught by Oleg Dedogryuk
Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist, is a graduate of the Leningrad Vaganova Ballet Academy and has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education. He was a principal dancer with the Leningrad Modern Ballet Theatre under Boris Eifman, the Boshoi Theatre Grigorovich Ballet, the Moscow Renaissance Ballet, The National Ballet Theatre in Yugoslavia, the City Ballet in San Diego, and he was a soloist with the Colorado Ballet. He has won prizes for best partner at the 7th International Competition in Moscow, and is Laureate from the International Nureyev’s Festival and the International Festival of Dance in Spoleto, Italy.
Thursday 10:30 am-12:00 pm class is taught by Patricia Renzetti
Ballet Mistress, Patricia began her career with Ballet West of Salt Lake City, before moving to New York and then Europe. Patricia was the prima ballerina for the Colorado Ballet for twelve years, as well as a senior soloist in the London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet), principal with Scapino Ballet of Holland, the Iranian National Ballet, and the Tampa Ballet. She appeared as a guest ballerina with the Estonia National Ballet, the Israel Ballet and Teatro Communale in Florence, Italy. As the Academy Director for the Colorado Ballet, she began the second company, Colorado Ballet II. Patricia earned an MFA in Dance-Choreography at the University of Iowa, and an MA in Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado in Denver. She also was Associate Director for Ballet Ariel in Denver for seven years, 2005-2011.