Anastasia Osokina, soloist and tutor of the ballet company of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre successfully took part in the 2nd Sakharova Open Russian Competition of Pedagogical Excellence. She took 2nd place in the category Teachers of Vocational Education nominated in Teaching Folk Stage Dance.
The competition was held by the Perm State Choreography School with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Region. Lyudmila Sakharova is a ballerina, People's Artist of the USSR, choreographer, and legendary teacher who used to work at the Perm State Choreography School. The main task for the organizers is to identify and present the best pedagogical practices that ensure high educational outcomes.
The teachers’ competition was held in two rounds. The first qualifying one was held remotely. Contestants had to submit a video of their lesson and an essay with self-analysis of their teaching activities. Anastasia Osokina's application was about her work at the Krasnoyarsk Choreography College. In the final face-to-face round, the applicants conducted a pedagogical master class for a group of students of the Perm Choreography School.
Representatives of 20 vocational educational institutions and more than 30 institutions of additional education from Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Buryatia, Yakutia, and other regions of Russia took part in the pedagogical competition.
“Such competitions are important: not for the sake of winning, but for the exchange of experience with other professionals of our vast country. Once again I am convinced: a teacher always learns along with students,” commented Anastasia Osokina.