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Brighton Ballet Company

Brighton Ballet Company is the premier Russian ballet and folk dance group in New York City. Founded in 1987 in order to preserve and share the rich historical traditions of Russian dance in New York, BBT Company has also grown into the only presenter of new choreography by emerging Russian choreographers in the United States.

Company dancers are all graduates and former soloists from the best dance theaters of the former Soviet Union including St. Petersburg Kirov Ballet, Moscow Classical Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Ukrainian State Theater of Classical Ballet and Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. All of Brighton Ballet Company's dancers seek to share their impeccable training and love for dance on the stages of New York.

In BBT's short existence, the company has already performed on such acclaimed stages such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden and many more throughout the Tri-State area.

As the sole representative of Russian dance in New York, BBT is often invited to perform at Special Events such as the Opening of the Faberge Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Opening of "Unseen Treasures in Russia" at the New Jersey State Museum, a winter presentation for D'Agastino's stores at Jacob Javits Center, a special performance honoring the IPO of a Russian telecommunications stock (VIP) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, an annual festival of "From Russia With Love" at the New York Aquarium, and "An Evening with Vivaldi & Verdi" at the Merkin Concert Hall.

A special part of all BBT performances is the original costume design that adorns every dance. All costumes are designed and hand-made by Russian costume designers in New York, who occasionally also collaborate with Russian theaters for materials and production of costumes.

In addition to Russian ballet and folk dance, BBT is also proud of its eclectic performance history, which includes a variety of international folk dances, as well as entertaining jazz and theatrical pieces performed for various special occasions.

                                                 

 





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