Irina Kolpakova–prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, People’s Artist of Russia, principals’ coach of American Ballet Theatre, and direct student of Agrippina Vaganova–has recently signed a letter expressing support for Open World Dance Foundation.

Mme. Kolpakova has been a part of our training programs for years, and we are incredibly lucky to have her support expressed through both teaching and writing. It is a rare and invaluable opportunity to have such a legendary figure impart their knowledge on the younger generation, and we are forever grateful.

To learn more about our friends and supporters, including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ulyana Lopatkina, please click here.

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