Aspen teen selected for Bolshoi Ballet program
August 11, 2011
ASPEN – Fifteen-year-old Remy Lamping, daughter of Aspenites Dawn and Richard Lamping, is participating in the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s summer training program in Moscow.
The program started July 16 and runs through Aug. 27. Remy Lamping was one of 16 American high school ballet dancers selected by the New York-based Russian American Foundation. While in Russia for six weeks, she not only is training with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, but also studies Russian language, history, arts and culture.
Prior to their departure for Moscow, the students spent three weeks in intensive ballet training in New York City with the foundation’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. The 235-year-old academy is one of the oldest and most established schools for classical ballet training in the world, having produced numerous world-class dancers, teachers and choreographers. It is steeped in a rich cultural tradition with a strong curriculum and a pedagogy that focuses on strength, musicality, clarity and personal expression.
Lamping’s trip was supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Aspen Elks Lodge and other local supporters. She started dancing with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet when she was 4, and held the role of Clara in the 2008 and 2009 “Nutcracker” performance.