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Focus On People and Progress

How dance companies can have a fast and smooth transition to digital technology advancements for audience development? The answer is to focus on people! People come first: audience, donor, board member, custodian, and every person in your company. In our entertaining performing arts industry, we forgot to give joy to people around us. Greatest companies make everything for their employees and connect with customers, that is why these organizations are ahead of the curve, and are not afraid of changes making good profits.

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New Economic Realities in Performing Arts (APAP 2017)

I try to attend as many open sessions during the APAP week as I can because there I have chance to hear thoughts of leaders from producing & presenting arts business, as well as meet artists and foundations. This year I had a pleasure to discuss about New Paradigms for New Economic Realities in Performing Arts (APAP 2017) . This session was about “what presenters, artists and agents have to do and what are we already doing differently to survive and prosper in the new economic realities”, according to the APAP. 

One of the first speakers of the session was Joseph Ferlo, President and CEO of the Oshkosh Opera House Foundation and Director of The Grand Oshkosh since 2004. He advocated for horizontal leadership, stating that a presenting theatre is “more than the building, it is a state of mind that needs to reach out to the community”. He stated that for a regional theatre “word of mouth are how the things get done”, thus interacting with the community is very important. Although he was forced out from his theatre (emergency renovation) to go into communities successfully relocating almost all performances in the 2009 season, now he is greatly benefiting from these community relationships. He had to take shows out from the building to the communities that sometimes have never experienced the arts.

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Nutcracker Looks Better When Danced by Public School Students

It was a balmy December month in New York, which makes for a very unusual holiday season.

And even though we missed the puffy snowflakes and white scenery, we could not be more happy with the turnout we had at our holiday performances.

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I am a proud descendant of the Sakha people

I was born in Yakutsk, one of the coldest cities on earth, the capital of Sakha Republic, Siberia, a big part of Russian Federation.

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Let’s Dance Out  – My Work with Public Schools

Dancing means joy, and as a teacher I rejoice with every new generation of children who discover and learn the first dance moves, every year in New York public schools.

As a dance teacher and coordinator of Brighton Ballet Theater’s education programs in public schools, I enjoy these moments of satisfaction at the end of each school year. 

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A vibrant play by Mikhailovsky Ballet “Flames of Paris” in NYC

            A highly recommended performance is playing this weekend in New York -“Flames of Paris”  by Russian Mikhailovsky Ballet Theater – a vibrant,  dramatic play which take place back in 1792 during the French Revolution. I had never performed in this historical ballet, that it why I am always very excited to see “Flames of Paris” because for me there are not so many ballet plays which you can go and really enjoy watching without comparing different choreographies and  their performances or having a nostalgic moment when you remember yourself doing this part.  Moreover, I really appreciate the work of  Mikhailovsky Ballet. – the largest private ballet theater in Russia.

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