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From Russia with Love—and Discipline

November 1, 2015 by

Former Bolshoi Dancers Adapt to Teaching in the States.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and travel restrictions eased, many Russian dancers started looking westward to the United States. They wanted more artistic opportunity, and … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Irine Fokine

March 1, 2011 by

Irine Fokine (1922–2010)
For 60 years, Irine Fokine, niece of Ballets Russes choreographer Michel Fokine, taught challenging, no-nonsense classes at her studio in Ridgewood, NJ. Her students went on to dance in top ballet companies, on … Continue reading

News: Linda Tarnay Leaves NYU

September 1, 2010 by

During a poignant brunch reception in May, master teacher Linda Tarnay retired from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts after 35 years of teaching, which included four years as chair of the dance department. About … Continue reading