When Valentina Ryazanova from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) invited me to bring students to perform in the Moscow 2017 Isadora Duncan dance festival, I knew that I had to make the trip happen. As a university dance professor, I want to provide my students with unforgettable and inspiring experiences. I have made numerous research and performance trips to Moscow in the last 10 years. Here was an opportunity to introduce Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) dancers to a vital art scene in a major global capital. RUDN provided our visas, room and board. A research grant from MTSU covered our remaining expenses. Our trip was in two phases: immersion in early 20th-century dance, followed by exploration of contemporary training practices and performance.