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Precious began seriously studying ballet at the age of  9 with Sergey Rayevskiy at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet in Wixom, Michigan.   Here Precious was introduced to the Russian ballet technique. Three consecutive summers, Precious participated in American Ballet Theater’s  (ABT) summer intensives once in NYC and later in Hamilton, Bermuda with Kevin Reeder under the direction of  Franco de Vita. Additionally, Precious was twice the recipient of the Catherine Zeta Jones Scholarship.

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At the ages of 11 and 12, Precious studied  at the National Ballet School (NBS) in Toronto, Canada under the direction of Mavis Stains. It is at NBS where Precious also began to study French language. Precious was then selected to study at The Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance in Monte Carlo, Monaco with Roland Vogel under the direction of Luca Masala at the ages of 14 and 15 and she continued to study French language.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, Precious was selected to participate in the the U.S. State Department Sponsored NSYL-I Russian language and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Program.  During the 2011-2012 school year, Precious studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia with Natalia  Igoravich Reivich under the direction of Marina Leonova. In the summer 2012 and 2013,  Precious attended the renowned Ellison Ballet summer intensive studying under Edward Ellison.  Later in the summer of 2013 she performed in the 6th annual Stars of Russian Ballet Gala performance in Michigan. Precious also received two prizes at the 2014 Prix De Lausanne in Switzerland.

(KEYSTONE/Valentin Flauraud)

(KEYSTONE/Valentin Flauraud)

 

In September Precious began her professional career an artist with the English National Ballet in London, England.

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