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PHOTOS: Russian ballet master visits Concord

  • From left, Carlee Kinsley, 14, of Rochester, Jamie Haynes, 16, of Pembroke, Madison Vincent, 15, of Hillsboro, and Brooklyn Ficek, 15, of Concord, join Valery Lantratov in practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    From left, Carlee Kinsley, 14, of Rochester, Jamie Haynes, 16, of Pembroke, Madison Vincent, 15, of Hillsboro, and Brooklyn Ficek, 15, of Concord, join Valery Lantratov in practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Jennifer Haynes, 12, of Pembroke, receives a correction from Valery Lantratov while practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. “The corrections he gave, I can apply it in class,” said Brooklyn Ficek, 15, who attended Lantratov’s class for the third year and studies at the Institute.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Jennifer Haynes, 12, of Pembroke, receives a correction from Valery Lantratov while practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. “The corrections he gave, I can apply it in class,” said Brooklyn Ficek, 15, who attended Lantratov’s class for the third year and studies at the Institute.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • From left, Carlee Kinsley, 14, of Rochester, Jamie Haynes, 16, of Pembroke, Madison Vincent, 15, of Hillsboro, and Brooklyn Ficek, 15, of Concord, join Valery Lantratov in practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)
  • Jennifer Haynes, 12, of Pembroke, receives a correction from Valery Lantratov while practicing a combination at Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord on July 22, 2014. “The corrections he gave, I can apply it in class,” said Brooklyn Ficek, 15, who attended Lantratov’s class for the third year and studies at the Institute.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Over and over, Valery Lantratov strode to the front of a group of young ballet dancers, performed a combination of movements and offered corrections in a Russian accent as the girls tried to emulate the Moscow-based master. It was the third year that Lantratov, the General Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, visited Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord to conduct a class as part of a tour of the United States with roughly 100 stops. “The corrections he gave, I can apply it in class,” said Brooklyn Ficek, 15, who has attended Lantratov’s class every year and studies at the Institute. Brandi Reed, the Institute’s Artistic Director, said that the lessons Lantratov imparted can last a lifetime.

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