Grace Russell, Pre-Ballet and Level I

A Michigan native, Grace received her early ballet training at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, rising to the highest level in the studio. She performed many leading roles in the Nutcracker and spring productions as a student at ARCB.  Grace furthered her ballet and contemporary training by attending intensive programs at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Complexions, and win_7834-edit-large.1389665967Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Grace attended the year-round program at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City. In 2010, she traveled with ARCB to St. Petersburg, Russia to participate in the Dance Open Festival on scholarship.  As a student at ARCB Grace placed in the Top 12 Senior Classical Division at the Youth American Grand Prix in Indianapolis, IN.  Grace is excited to return to ARCB as an instructor.