Universal Ballet Academy
Dance School in Washington, DC
I was quite excited when I was invited in 1990 by President George Bush to come to America and aid create a world class ballet academy. The Kirov Academy opened in September 1990, and has rapidly become a focus of international attention. An internationally recognized faculty train aspiring young dancers in a pedagogy based on that of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and the performance aesthetic of The Kirov Ballet (now the Maryinsky) Such training has produced many of this century's most exceptional dancers, including Pavlova, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and Sizova.