Bolshoi Ballet Academy Dreams

Raised: $11,000.00
Goal: $25,000.00

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Nicole Zadra

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My Name is Nicole. I have been offered a traineeship at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The Bolshoi Academy trains the best ballet dancers in the world. To be invited i... more


Updated posted by Nicole Zadra 2 months ago

New update! Check it out! Thanks for your support!!!


Updated posted by Nicole Zadra 3 months ago

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year! Exciting and nerve wrecking weeks ahead for me! Check out my new blog post! Fresh Start 2014! Audition Season is here!!

Love from Moscow,
Nicole xo


Updated posted by Nicole Zadra 5 months ago

Hello from Moscow! I hope everyone is well! Sorry for the delay in updating you! It has been so busy here for me! My latest blog update is now available. Start of the school year, performing at the Kremlin and more!

Thanks for your support! Love Nicole xoxo

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Created by Nicole Zadra on August 27, 2012

My Name is Nicole. I have been offered a traineeship at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The Bolshoi Academy trains the best ballet dancers in the world. To be invited is a huge honor and dream come true for me. There is only one problem. In order to go I need to raise money. The Academy cannot provide scholarships to International students and the tuition is 1300.00 Euros a month (approx $1630.00 USD) I don't have a dad and my mom cannot afford the tuition so I am asking for your help. I have a link to my you tube page where you can see a bit of my dancing. On YouTube I am dancing w/the boy in the red shirt (sorry for the poor video quality). Ballet has been my passion since I was very small. Also there are a limited number of minority females in ballet and I want to change this. I feel like this oppotunity would be my contribution to the stages of changing the thought process regarding minority females, like myself in ballet. If I do raise the money in time or find a sponsor I will be very grateful and I will always acknowledge my supporters in a blog which I will start should I get to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for considering supporting me. If you would like more information or would like to see the invitation as proof from the academy please contact me. Love, Nicole

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congrats and best of luck to you - stay warm and enjoy the experience

posted by Jesse Johnson 18 months ago

NICOLE!!! I made one of these too!!!

posted by Sasha Pourpezeshk 19 months ago

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$11,000 raised by 64 people in 19 months.



2 months ago



Scott Mosenthal

3 months ago


Hi Nicole, Great to hear from you! You're clearly doing great things--I admire your incredible dedication and work ethic. All the best with your auditions!




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Cindy Caro

11 months ago


Best wishes in all that you do! The world is yours for the taking!



Melody Gilbert

12 months ago


We have friends who live in Irvington who posted on Facebook about your story. I recently saw the documentary "First Position" and your story reminded me of some of the people in that film. My husband and I are living our dream by moving from the U.S. to Bulgaria to teach journalism and filmmaking here, and we hope to help you keep living your dream, too.



The Jacobys

12 months ago


...good luck Nicole...I know you will get there!




12 months ago



Kate Walbert

12 months ago


Good luck Nicole - wishing you the best on the quest to become a world class ballerina :)




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