russian orphans

Giving a child hope can change their life. By supporting Russian orphans access to ballet training, they learn that they can dare to dream and those dreams can become reality. It has been found that children become more responsible, do better in academics and have a better outlook. Our efforts include training teachers and identifying candidates for the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
 

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sUMMER INTENSIVE

Out of love for Open World Dance and its founder, respected teachers come together to share their training in a unique summer intensive. Work with teachers including the last three students of Agrippina Vaganova still teaching today. July 20, to Aug 3, 2014 in Riga, Latvia - birthplace of Mikhail Baryshnikov. NEW! Participants can be part of Open World Ballet Festival the preceding week in Estonia.



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events

The Foundation and its friends celebrate the art and history of Russian ballet. They strive to keep alive this art form that inspires and brings joy to life. This passion produces opportunities to share Russian ballet in unique ways. Upcoming events being planned now include Open World Ballet Festival in Estonia, Building Bridges through Ballet exchange program, and Balanchine's Return to Russia.


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