This year young ballet students coming to St.Petersburg from 13 countries will profit from the classes of 10 coaches, among whom one may notice legends of Russian choreography, trainers of Mariinsky Ballet, and prominent stars of Russian and international ballet stage.
Marat Shemiunov well-known in the ballet world as a talented and charismatic principal of the Mikhailovsky Theater will reveal his absolutely unexpected talent. His exhibition «The Arabesque» will be shown within the off-program of the 13th season of DANCE OPEN
Olga Guardia de Smoak, a former Secretary with CID/UNESCO, Artsitic advisor to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Panama and one of the most respected figures of the international ballet community is coming to St. Petersburg for DANCE OPEN Festival for the second time - now as a guest.
Larissa Lezhnina, principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, finishes her career with the company by performing in «Hans van Manen. Master of Movement» at the DANCE OPEN Festival. It is symbolic that having started her career in Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, she closes also in St. Petersburg.