International Ballet Classique
Granite Run Mall - Upper Level
Media, PA 19063
Phone: (484) 444-2389 or (866) 908-5666
About the Company
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Artistic Director - Company
Denis Gronostayskiy
Artistic Director of International Ballet Classique and Master Instructor with The Academy of International Ballet, Denis Gronostayskiy is a graduate of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow Russia and acclaimed as Artist of Distinction in the United States. Gronostayskiy was Principal Artist with the Moscow Renaissance Ballet in Russia, Philadelphia Ballet Theatre, the Richmond Ballet, VA and now with International Ballet Classique. He danced professionally throughout Europe, Japan and the US.

Denis has performed principal roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, as well as Balanchine productions and modern and contemporary works of choreographers such a Kirk Peterson, J. Butler, Malcolm Burn, V. Nebrada, C. Connor and others. He continues to perform as principal artist in galas and productions throughout the US.

In 2001, he co-founded the Academy of International Ballet and Performing Arts for the training of young, aspiring dance artists. Beginning students, adults, and those seeking professional training benefit under the expertise and nurturing environment provided in his classrooms. His students have gone on to receive scholarship at dance colleges and win national awards. Under Gronostayskiy’s artistic direction, International Ballet Classique, our ballet company, has presented a number of full length ballets, including Coppelia, Nutcracker, Giselle, Walpurgis Night, Swan Lake Act II, Paquita and numerous mixed repertory performances throughout the Delaware Valley and on tour.

Gronostayskiy’s artistic talents include prop and set design and professional photography, especially for dance and head-shot portfolios.

Ballet Mistress - Company
Anastasia Babayeva
Ballet Mistress of International Ballet Classique and Master Instructor at the Academy of International Ballet, Anastasia Babayeva is a graduate of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. She danced Soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet Theater in Russia and toured throughout Europe. Upon residing in the US, she became Principal Dancer at the Chicago Ballet, the Richmond Ballet, and now International Ballet Classique. She is currently Ballet Master Instructor with the dance department of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and continues to perform as Guest Artist with companies throughout the US.

Babayeva performed principal roles in great classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and others, as well as Balanchine ballets and contemporary works of renowned choreographers such as Kirk Peterson, J. Butler, Malcolm Burn, V. Nebrada, C. Connor and many others. In 2001 she co-founded the school of the Academy of International Ballet and Performing Arts in Media, PA and the ballet company, International Ballet Classique.

Babayeva received Outstanding Teacher Award from both the American Ballet Competition and YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix). Her unique talents and “hands on” teaching provides the greatest dance opportunity for all her students, youth through adult. With a love of teaching and commitment to her profession, Babayeva has trained and inspired her students to win medals in prestigious ballet competitions throughout the US and go on to join professional dance companies.

Babayeva’s talent does not stop at dance. Featured in Dancer Magazine, 2005, Babayeva creates professional ballet costumes, including tunics, tutus, and tiaras worn by dancers at competitions and ballet productions.

Executive Director - Company
Josie Singer
Josie Singer is Executive Director of International Ballet Classique and co-founder of the Academy of International Ballet. As former board member and past president of Philadelphia Ballet Theatre, Singer coordinated behind-the-scene responsibilities necessary to ensure the smooth operation and quality of numerous ballet productions. First acquainted with the Russian classical style when seeking training for her daughter well over a decade ago, Singer recognized the exceptional training and high-quality instruction provided through the Vaganova method. The Vaganova method is a well-developed ballet curriculum that is followed at both the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and the Vaganova Academy (formerly the Imperial Ballet School), in St. Petersburg, Russia, two schools that produce the worlds finest and strongest dancers. The founding of the Academy is, in part, Singer’s desire to ensure that the fine art of classical ballet is available to students in her home region of Delaware County and to provide training in an environment that cultivates a love for the art of dance.

In 2003, Singer helped orchestrate the opening of International Ballet Classique (IBC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation and the only professional ballet company in Delaware County. IBC’s mission is twofold: to provide dance opportunity for rising dance artists who train and work alongside professional artists and to bring professional level ballet performances to the Delaware Valley and its surrounding regions. A resident of Delaware County for more than twenty years, Singer first received her A.A. from Delaware County Community College and recently was awarded their 2007 Star Alumni award for lifetime professional success with the establishment of IBC. After receipt of her M.A. from West Chester University, Singer has taught in area colleges and, with extensive research in dance history, lectures at various colleges, universities, and educational forums on the art of dance and its impact on culture. Singer is a member of the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association and represents International Ballet Classique as a council member of The Arts Guild at Neumann College.

International Ballet Classique (IBC) is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. IBC, our ballet company, has the greatest opportunity to preserve the classical method of ballet, advance creativity in the art of dance and bring the art of ballet to a wide and diverse population. It is our mission to insure that true classical ballet survives for hundreds of years into the future.

Under Denis Gronostayskiy, Artistic Director, and Anastasia Babayeva, Ballet Mistress, who hail from the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet, the professional dancers who work and perform with International Ballet Classique are dedicated to the development of a generation of qualified ballet artists.

Planned performances: local, regional, and on tour; and lecture demonstrations at elementary schools, colleges and universities, provide vast audiences with the experience of true classical ballet at its finest. These performance experiences increase the opportunity of young dancers to study, learn, and reproduce the fine art of Russian Classical Ballet, to preserve classical ballet and go on to educate a new generation of Americans to the beauty of the art!

International Ballet Classique has produced ballets such as :
  • “Coppelia”
  • “Giselle”
  • “Nutcracker”
  • “Walpurgis Night”
  • and many other classical ballets as well as contemporary works.

As a member of the Arts Guild at Neumann College, IBC presents the “Nutcracker” ballet at Neumann College’s Fred P. Meagher Theatre each December, performs a classical work in the spring and hosts ballet festivals. Tickets for IBC performances can be purchased by clicking onto our performance and ticket announcements. Dancers interested in auditioning and persons interested as sponsors, volunteers, or working with IBC are invited to contact us.
International Ballet Classique
Granite Run Mall - Upper Level
1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA, USA 19063
PHONE: (484) 444-2389 or (866) 908-5666

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