2020 Winter Teacher Training in New York City

Due to popular request, we are offering Teacher Training during our Winter Intensive this year! Teachers can come in to observe, ask questions, and learn from such notables as Irina Kolpakova (ABT principal dancers’ coach, prima ballerina of Mariinsky Theatre), Sascha Radetsky (Artistic Director of ABT studio company), Stella Abrera (principal dancer of ABT), and our own founders, Ekaterina Shchelkanova and Anton Boytsov (both graduates of Vaganova Ballet Academy and dancers of Mariinsky Theatre). Fees will be $100 per day, or $250 for all three days.
Please complete the Application Form (please print form, complete, and scan or photograph) and email to ekaterinaowf@gmail.com along with your resume. Application forms will be accepted until the program is full. We offer a limited number of openings to ensure the best experience for participants.

Payments can be made at the following link: Winter Teacher Training Payments

Please stay tuned for more information on our 2020 Summer Teacher Training.


Our unique approach described by past participants

“Your intensive gives the feeling that you are in the cradle of dance.”

– Past participant of OWDF Teacher Training Program

We asked our participants to describe their experiences with our program:

” I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the OWDF Teacher Training Program in July 2016, and fell in love with the program and with the teachers, all who shared their incomparable knowledge with absolute devotion and passion. One year later, I had the privilege of inviting Ekaterina and Anton to Costa Rica to work with my students. Watching them teach is without doubt the BEST experience ever! 

Today, finding a credible teacher to pass on the Vaganova style is a challenge. Teachers at OWDF offer systematic analyses on the study of each movement, and their individual approach makes it possible to get REAL answers to our questions! I admire OWDF for bringing us close to Vaganova’s impeccable training standards. Learning from them is an honor for anyone who respects Vaganova’s centuries of tradition and the importance to preserve its place in the culture of the world. ” 

– Maria Jiménez, San José, Costa Rica.

“I’ve taken the … courses that [another major program] provides in NY, during three consecutive summers… it’s very interesting, but very different from what you did. I loved them both, but your intensive is like having the feeling you are in the cradle of dance. We can observe the artistry, the philosophy. Having Kolpakova is a plus. And Safronova… directly from Agrippina!! And Elena, And Semenov . . . [The other program] is strictly technical, very useful for learning to create combinations, but lacks the artistic insight you show… Your program is more complete.” 

– Teacher from Argentina