Articles by Wendy Perron
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
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