GBA Student Aidan Buss dances at New York’s Lincoln Center Koch Theater with the Russian Mikhailovsky Ballet

Old Greenwich dancer Aidan Buss, 12, is pictured backstage with Russian dancers Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova at the conclusion of the final performance of "Don Quixote." On the right is Yuri Voldolaga, artistic director at Greenwich Ballet Academy.

Old Greenwich dancer Aidan Buss, 12, is pictured backstage with Russian dancers Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova at the conclusion of the final performance of “Don Quixote.” On the right is Yuri Voldolaga, artistic director at Greenwich Ballet Academy.

Twelve year old Aidan Buss, of Old Greenwich, has made local fame as the Prince in the Greenwich Ballet Academy’s Nutcracker production and fans won’t be disappointed when he takes the stage again this time playing both the Prince and the Nutcracker, in the Academy’s performances on Dec. 5 and 6.

“It is an opportunity of a lifetime for me,” said Buss after one of his shows, “to get the opportunity to share the stage with world-famous ballet stars like Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev is unbelievable to me.”

Buss was kept busy dancing in seven different shows. There was time at the end for that photo op with Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova backstage at the conclusion of the final performance of “Don Quixote”. Buss was pictured with them along with Yuri Voldolaga, artistic director at Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA).

Aidan Buss, 12, strikes a pose with his sword in a scene from "Don Quixote" as performed by the Mikhailovsky Ballet in New York City.

Aidan Buss, 12, strikes a pose with his sword in a scene from “Don Quixote” as performed by the Mikhailovsky Ballet in New York City.

“Natalia and Ivan gave a master class at GBA last year and it was nice for this to come full circle, and to have our students perform in a production in which they performed,” said Voldolaga.

Read the entire story at Greenwich Time.

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