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"Nikiya's Death" Variation Workshop (from La Bayadère)

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

This variation has been highly's so tragically beautiful and full of these delicious emotional port de bras - very different compared to what we've done recently during my variation workshops...and probably closest to "Dying Swan," which was one of the first variations I taught.

If you're not familiar with it, you can look at the video linked below and PLEASE NOTE: there will be minor adjustments to better suit our small spaces at home AND we will not be going all the way down on our knee in section 2 unless you really want to (so please don't worry about that if you have fragile knees like me)!

3 Amazing Ballerina's Interpretation of "Nikiya's Death" Variation


4 Consecutive Tuesdays: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4 from 7-8:30 pm ET


On Zoom! Once you send in your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email. The Zoom meeting link will be sent out the day before the first session. You'll use the same link for all 4 sessions, so be sure to save it!


  • four 90 minute sessions

  • a proper 30 minute barre warm-up at the start of each session

  • access to my unlisted instructional YouTube video that you can use whenever you’d like to practice at home

  • an audio recording of the song for practicing

  • a “performance recording” on the last session on 4/4 (this is optional) - I will break you up into smaller groups and record each group and upload the videos to Google Drive for your eyes only and whomever you'd like to share the link with.

  • a FREE 20 minute 1-on-1 zoom coaching lesson with me! - It’s encouraged to book this optional free lesson either before the last day of the workshop OR after the workshop is complete. *this free lesson is ONLY for coaching on this variation - this offer will expire 1 week after the last session - please be warmed up and ready to "perform" the variation at the time of your scheduled lesson - email to set up a time*


Please click the link below and locate “Nikiya's Death Variation Workshop” on 3/14 and click register (this will register you for the FULL 4 session workshop)! The email address that you register with will be the email that you’ll receive the Zoom meeting link, so type carefully. After you register please proceed to send in your workshop payment one of the 3 ways listed below - the workshop rate is $130. If you have a conflict and can only attend 3 out of the 4 sessions, please contact me and I will make a price adjustment for you. Once payment is received you’ll get a confirmation email. The Zoom meeting link will be sent out the day before the first session! **If you have a current active membership on my new ON DEMAND platform, you can join this workshop with a 30% discount ($91 total). Be sure to email me BEFORE sending in your payment so I can confirm you have an active current membership (rentals & free trial period excluded).**

  • 1st preferred choice ~ Zelle:

  • 2nd preferred choice ~ Venmo: @desiree_dansique

  • 3rd preferred choice ~ PayPal:

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