Roudnev Youth Ballet
School and Company
Roudnev Ballet Studios are located within the Buckman Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s School.
The program is open to the public. Participants don’t have to be students of St. Mary’s School.
Welcome to the Roudnev Youth Ballet School
The Roudnev Youth Ballet is a school that provides its students with classical ballet training under the Russian syllabus. The Russian syllabus has been known for centuries as the most effective and efficient ballet training in the world.
Dmitri Roudnev is the director and principle instructor for the program. He is a graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia with over 20 years of ballet teaching experience in the USA.
The program is hosted by the Buckman Performing Arts Center, at St. Mary’s School, in East Memphis, and offers small size classes, individual attention to each student. It runs year round offering all students performing opportunities on the Buckman Center stage.
Dance classes for students age 3 to adult
Ballet, Pointe, Creative dance, Tap dance, Jazz dance, Choreography
Dance Today. Benefit for a Lifetime.
- effortless grace
- beautiful posture
- strong, balanced muscles
- self discipline
- cultural and musical appreciation
- improved listening and learning skills
- the habit of daily exercise
- … and much, much more!
Experience the Magic of Russian Ballet!
We love to hear from our clients!
"A truly professional school! It was my daughter's first year of ballet, and she really loved it! Excellent teachers, wonderful facility. The Nutcracker recital was beautiful, and I was truly impressed at how organized the show was. Excellent place!"
~ Naira Umarova
"My daughter recently had a private lesson with Dmitri Roudnev. He is professional and was very thorough. He is an excellent, knowledgeable teacher and provided my daughter with lots of specific information on how she can improve her ballet technique while preventing injury. Highly recommended!"
~ Alisha Merrill
"Dear Dmitri, Let me say THANK YOU so much. Those little secrets of our profession that you have shared with me have brought great results. And it is not just how I feel. I am also getting many compliments from my director and dancers in the company, because they see a big difference and a huge progress. I warmly wish you to have many disciples who are ready to hear you. In my case, your discoveries were the missing link in my ballet technique. I have danced for more than 20 years and I am grateful to you for extending my career."
~ Tyler Burkett, Principal, Los Angeles Ballet
"This is our first year at Roudnev. Both of my girls have enjoyed every class and they love their teacher! It has been a great experience to have two five year olds participate in the Nutcracker performance! It really brought the story to life for every child that participated. Roudnev is a bright spot for Memphis ballet!"
~ Sonya Porter
"We love absolutely everything about this program. Would recommend again and again for anyone interested in classical ballet training in the Russian style."
~ Courtney McLaren