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In The News | 2016

Russian ballet stars to dance in "The Nutcracker"

INSIDENOVA: The Northern Virginia Ballet and its affiliate school, The Academy of Russian Ballet, will feature dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky in the company's ninth annual production of "The Nutcracker." Read More

Nov
21
2016
Granada Hills Charter High dancer to study at Bolshoi 

Los Angeles Daily News: Sana Suzuki will soon pack her slippers for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The 9th-grade ballerina was just chosen to study full-time at the Moscow academy after showing off her ballet skills at the Bolshoi Summer Intensive. Read More

Oct
17
2016
From Puyallup to Moscow

The News Tribune: Ashley Fox, the 16 y.o. junior from Puyallup, is leaving Tuesday to study for a year at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world. Read More

Oct
17
2016
A Vermont Ballerina Heads to the Bolshoi
Vermont’s Independent Voice: Each year, aspiring ballet dancers audition for the Bolshoi Ballet‘s yearlong program in Moscow. Of the hundreds of dancers auditioning, perhaps eight are accepted. 16-y.o. Julia Spensley was invited to Moscow after completing the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s summer intensive in New York City. Read More
Sept
14
2016
Ballerina leaps into Russian culture
Santa Monica Daily Press: The Santa Monica High School student, Mary Polhemus, spent much of the summer in Moscow through a State Department program that aims to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia, while providing youths with intensive ballet training. Read More
Sept
7
2016
Ballet treasures from the Treasure State
The Washington Post: Julian’s career took flight in 2009 after a six-week program with teachers from the acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet Academy. It was part of a Russian American Foundation effort to bring promising homegrown students to Moscow. Read More
Aug
26
2016
When It Comes To Business, Relations Between Russia And The U.S. Are Surprisingly Strong
Forbes: […] Organizations like the Russian American Foundation – created in 1997 to promote cultural exchange – support a raft of valuable initiatives, from Bolshoi Ballet Academy classes in the U.S. this summer, to sports and educational exchanges. Programs like these give me great optimism for an ongoing, healthy relationship between our two nations. Read More
Aug
25
2016
Organ Recital Concert in New York
Russia Beyond The Headlines: Russian American Foundation is concluding its 14th Annual Russian Heritage Month® with the organ recital concert entitled “Quo Vadis? Камо Грядеши?” Read More
July
1
2016
The Third Wave and “Novy Amerikanetz”
The Jewish Week: "The afternoon I visited the National Arts Club to see several galleries of Russian-American art, one of the galleries was set for an evening reception to honor local firemen who lost their lives." Read More
June
14
2016
Russian Culture in New York: Three Extraordinary Exhibitions of Photography
Russia Beyond The Headlines: 31 May – 11 June, 2016. The Russian American Foundation is proud to present the three exhibitions dedicated to the most intriguing events and personas of “The Third Wave” of Soviet immigration to the U.S., which brought together finest authors, artists, and musicians. Read More
May
31
2016
Brooklyn Nets Host Russian Coaches As Part Of SportsUnited: Basketball Ambassadors Of Today And Tomorrow
NBA.COM: The Brooklyn Nets will be hosting a delegation of non-elite Russian basketball coaches as part of the SportsUnited: Basketball Ambassadors of Today and Tomorrow program, designed to promote professional exchange with their American counterparts. The delegation of 32 coaches from all across Russia will attend Thursday’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More
March
23
2016
"Dancing makes me happy, no matter what I have to sacrifice"
Daily Mail: Among the dozen 15-year-old girls in lavender leotards in Tatyana Galtseva’s class at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, one is different — thought you wouldn’t know it just by watching her dance. Read More
Mar
7
2016
Among the dozen 15-year-old girls in lavender leotards in a class at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one is different
U.S. News & World Report: Among the dozen 15-year-old girls in lavender leotards in Tatyana Galtseva’s class at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one is different. And it’s not just because of her long, swan-like neck. She is Harper Ortlieb, an American, who left her small town in Oregon to move to Moscow to follow her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Read More
Mar
4
2016
Franklin ballerina earns chance to study in Moscow
Oneonta Daily Star: A local teenage ballerina, Stella Duerden, is pirouetting her way around Russia’s capital thanks to a full scholarship provided by a New York City foundation. Read More
Feb
26
2016
Basketball ambassadors of today and tomorrow at Barclays center
Russia Beyond the Headlines: The Brooklyn Nets will be hosting the winners of a full scholarship to visit Russia as part of the SportsUnited: Basketball Ambassadors of Today and Tomorrow program, designed to promote peer-to-peer exchange between young basketball players and coaches in the US and Russia.  They will attend tomorrow’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center arena. Read More
Jan
20
2016
Brooklyn Nets Host SportsUnited
Brooklyn Nets: BROOKLYN (January 19, 2016) – The Brooklyn Nets will be hosting the winners of a full scholarship to visit Russia as part of the SportsUnited: Basketball Ambassadors of Today and Tomorrow program, designed to promote peer-to-peer exchange between young basketball players and coaches in the US and Russia. They will attend tomorrow’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center arena. Read More
Jan
19
2016
Artists of the Week: Tate Lee and Louisa Forney
The Orange County Register: Two ballet students from the Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy have each been presented with a prestigious opportunity this year. Louisa Forney was invited to train for six months at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Read More
Jan
19
2016