On Saturday, November 29, at the Academy of Russian Ballet Vaganova held elections supervisor. Heading School will continue Tsiskaridze, Acting Rector since October last year. Other candidates for the position of rector was not.
One of the main competitors Tsiskaridze had become Fomkin Alexei, who served as vice-rector, but he resigned from the Academy at the end of last year. Earlier, in October 2013th, Fomkin opposed the decision of the Ministry of Culture Tsiskaridze appoint Acting Rector instead Dorofeeva Vera, who led the Academy for nine years. Then dismissal Dorofeeva perceived negatively and some other members of the college, who feared that the appointment Tsiskaridze can cross the tradition of the St. Petersburg Ballet School.
As we have already reported (see. “NO” from 05.11.2013), in Last November, the Internet was published a petition to review a decision of the Ministry. It said that the rector of the Academy, including the addition of high school and even secondary school, a broad range of expertise in working with children who Tsiskaridze, an outstanding dancer and audience favorite “Media person” does not have.
In the Ministry of Culture sure that all the fears proved groundless Academy staff. Say the same election results: the former prime minister of the Bolshoi Theatre supported by the overwhelming majority of the employees of the Academy, 224 voted “against” spoke only 17 people. According to the most Tsiskaridze Academy is not in need of reform, so the new rector promised to carefully preserve the traditions of the Vaganova School.