Starting in the 1920s, Martha Graham created and pioneered a system of dance based on natural human movements such as walking, running, and skipping. She later incorporated elements of yoga and ballet into her new technique, which was constantly evolving throughout her life. Graham technique places emphasis on breathing and core strength - all movement originates from the breath moving through the abdominals, back, and chest in an elemental contraction and release. This principle develops a dancer who is supple, strong, and able to project meaning through the simplest of movements.

Boitsov Classical Ballet School offers classes in modern dance, specifically Graham technique, to expand our students' vocabulary of movement and further prepare them for a career in dance. Today nearly all forms of modern dance are based on Graham technique, making it an essential topic of study for professional dancers.

A BCBS Advanced level student performs a Graham-based piece during the 2008 open class