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A&A Ballet Presents A Fairy Tale Classic “Cinderella.”

The production will be presented by Alexei Kremnev of A&A Ballet (former Bolshoi Dancer and former Founding Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet Academy).

cinderella_coupleWhen the enchanting “Cinderella”  production by Kremnev and partner Anna Reznik’s first premiered on the stage of The Joffrey Academy in 2012 it attracted enthusiastic capacity audience. The production promises to be a delightful treat for the whole family!

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Praised  by The Huffington Post as “electric” and “echoing with audiences of all ages,” Kremnev describes his choreography as “joyful and accessible, a contrast to the dark seriousness that pervades so much of today’s ballet.”

Pfeiffer Hall performances of Kremnev’s “Cinderella” are slated for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. The Studebaker Theatre performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.

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Summer Camp

Join us this summer for an outstanding training experience led by head coach and Olympic bronze medalist, Olena Vitrychenko.  Gymnasts will receive challenging rhythmic gymnastics training in handling and apparatus technique, ballet, strength conditioning and a new technique program from Russia.

The camp will run June 20- August 25th from 9:00-4:00pm.
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Gymnastics summer camp

Vitrychenko Academy Winter Show

Our gymnasts across all levels and locations (Chicago, Palatine & Niles) came together for the Winter Gymnastics Show at Niles in December of 2016.  Spectators were delighted by performances from the youngest girls’ group dances to our competitive level gymnasts’ group and individual routines.

Thank you for the great performances and an ever growing family of Vitrychenko Academy!

rhythmic gymnastics winter show

Final Elite Squad Camp of 2016

In December, four Vitrychenko Academy athletes, Lily Avila, Daria Merkulova, Naomi Skotnikov and Jenna Zhao attended the Elite Squad Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. Gymnasts received excellent training in ballet, strength and conditioning, and composition. We are thankful to USAG for providing these training opportunities!!

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Elite Gymnastics Squad 2016

Vitrychenko Academy performs at the Firebird Gala

Vitrychenko Academy gymnasts performed at the Firebird Gala at the Union League Club of Chicago. The girls performed a beautiful routine. Thank you to Aleksandra Efimova for the wonderful opportunity and Claudiu Voichin for the photos.

Firebird gala performance

Vitrychenko Academy athletes attend USAG Elite Squad camp

Four Vitrychenko Academy rhythmic gymnasts, Lily Avila, Daria Merkulova, Naomi Skotnikov, and Jenna Zhao attended the Elite Squad camp from September 25-30th, 2016.  Athletes received elite level training with 2-time Olympic Champion Evgeniya Kanaeva, Olympic Silver Medalist Adriana Dunavska, Sonya Yankova, and Lana Lashoff.

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Aurora Borovikov Vitrychenko attended the Future Stars camp

Vitrychenko Academy gymnast, Aurora Borovikov Vitrychenko attended the Future Star camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York from August 1-5. A great training experience!!

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Future Star selected for Future Stars team

Congratulations to Aurora Borovikov-Vitrychenko who was selected for the Future Stars team!!  Aurora will attend the Future Stars training camp in the fall.

Aurora future USAG star

Vitrychenko gymnasts make USAG Elite squad

Congratulations to Vitrychenko Academy gymnasts who were selected for the USAG Elite squad and squad teams. The following athletes will attend the Elite squad and Squad training camp in September:

  • Lily Avila
  • Naomi Skotnikov
  • Daria Merkulova
  • Jenna Zhao
  • Nikol Khoma
Vitrychenko Academy USAG elite squad members

Vitrychenko Academy Gymnasts Qualify for the USA Gymnastics Championships!!

Congratulations to our athletes who competed at the Rhythmic National Qualifier at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid this past weekend!!! Vitrychenko gymnasts took home many medals.

Out of 103 athletes: Three gymnasts, Lily, Daria and Naomi earned Elite Level 10 status and will compete at the USA Gymnastics Championships in Providence, Rhode Island on June 8-13th.

  • Lily Avila earned 5th place and received 1st AA in her age division.
  • Daria Merkulova earned 18th place all around 6th place AA in her age division.
  • Naomi Skotnikov received 23rd place and 2nd AA as a Hope.
  • Marina Cridge also made it to level 10 and earned 7th AA in her age category.

Most of our gymnasts from levels 7-10 have qualified for Nationals and we are so proud of their athleticism and hard work.

Level 9 gymnasts

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