American School Student to Spend Summer with Bolshoi Ballet

American School student Michael Jakub Mengden is one of 15 students from across the country to be chosen to participate in the NSLI For Youth Program.  He will spend six weeks this summer studying Russian language, culture and ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.  Before he leaves for Russia, he will have three weeks of intensive training in New York City.  We congratulate Michael on this outstanding achievement.  You can read more about him and his trip to Russia in the next issue of the All American newsletter, which should be available within the next couple weeks.  If you're an American School student or graduate doing outstanding things, or if you know someone who is, tell us about it.  Send an email to, and your story may appear in this blog or in a future newsletter.