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Events, Festivals & Exchanges

The Foundation unites by dance through events that build bridges between cultures and generations through a shared passion for the arts and the common language of ballet. Upcoming events include the first official United by Dance event, Ballet Festival in Estonia,
bringing Balanchine's choreography for the first time to the school - Vaganova Ballet Academy - where he trained in Balanchine's Return to Russia and Building Bridges exchanges.

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training opportunities

Out of love for Open World Dance and its founder, respected teachers come together to share their training in a unique summer intensive. Teachers include the last three students of Agrippina Vaganova still teaching today. The Foundation will hold its third annual summer intensive this summer on July 20, to Aug 3, 2014 in Riga, Latvia - birthplace of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Already, plans are being made for the 2015 summer intensive. Contact us to be put on our mailing list for updates on these plans.

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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. 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. The foundation continues to work closely with the Academy to identify and prepare new candidates.

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