Saturday, 8th May 2021

This Month's Magazine


I am sure that when I mention the famous Mariinsky Ballet of St. Petersburg the whole concept of a Russian classical ballet school comes into perspective.

Regina Zarhina, director and founder of the school, was trained in St Petersburg and is well known for teaching classical ballet all over the world, even in as far places as Japan, Australia and U.S.A.

There are no Russian ballet schools anywhere in Southern Spain, therefore she chose to open a school in Marbella to provide the benefits of this very fine art to the large international community of the Costa del Sol.

To be a classical ballet dancer, female or male, you do not need to be Russian, but it is certainly the best training one can have and although the Russian style of teaching is rather strict, Regina has adapted her lessons to the western world.

The level of her classes start from novices as young as three years of age to advanced professional dancers of any age. Although ballet training is vigorous and demanding, it can also be fun when combined with learning of the appreciation of art, music and the harmony of one’s own body and mind.



There are many famous dancers of all nationalities: Russians Rudolf Nureyev, Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Anna Pavlova, British Margot Fonteyn, German Friedemann Vogel, French Sylvie Guillem and Elizabeth Platel, and many more. Of course not everyone can make the headlines but the training as a child is an excellent preparation for a future life.

There is a good number of girl students attending the school but boys seem to be too timid to join despite the fact that some of the best known dancers are males. Regina states that she would like to see more boys attending her classes. Have you seen the film “BILLY ELLIOTT”?

I certainly recommend watching it, not just for the story but also to see Jamie Bell in action, it is an eye opener. You have an opportunity to see her pupils performing The Nutcracker at the Teatro Felipe VI in Estepona on 10th of December.

You can always contact Regina and arrange for a free trial class, it may well be the best thing you do for your child’s future, her phone number is +34 667 002 542 and for further details see

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