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The 11th Finland


International Summer Ballet  School




(ballet, repertoire)

Cosima Borrer Stadnik is originally from Australia where she trained at the Australian Ballet School. At the age of 15 she was a scholarship winner of the Prix de Lausanne and studied with Irina Yacobson at the San Francisco Ballet School. From 1989 she studied at the State Ballet School in East Berlin from which she graduated. Ms. Stadnik’s professional career began in Dresden, Germany dancing with the Semper Opera State Ballet. During her tenure, she was coached by Ludmila Safronova to dance the Grand Pas de deux from Paquita. In 1991 she was offered a contract with the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, Austria. After performing extensively in Russia and around the world as a solo dancer with the Russian State Ballet in Moscow, she moved to St. Petersburg on the invitation of Gabriella Komleva to study under her guidance at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov. Other professors included Nikita Dolgushin, Askold Makarov, Elena Sherstnyova and Natalia Yananas. Ms. Stadnik graduated with honors in 1999. After working as classical ballet teacher at the Professional School of Ballet (now Tanz Akademie Zurich), Switzerland, she was invited to the USA to be assistant director of Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education. Additionally she taught both classical ballet and History of dance at leading universities. In 2017 she was invited to be teacher of both Repertoire and Historical Dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada. Cosima Borrer Stadnik is a frequent jury member of international ballet competitions and has guest taught for schools and seminars in Switzerland, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, New York and Lithuania.



( Character dance, ballet, repertoire )

Vladimir Stadnik was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and received his ballet

training at the State Academy of Russian Ballet (Vaganova Academy).

As a professional dancer, he became a soloist and toured throughout the

Soviet Union, Western Europe and the U.S.A. Vladimir later studied dance

pedagogy at the University of Culture, St. Petersburg. Still while continuing

his career, he graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the

Choreographic Department of the State Conservatory, Rimsky Korsakov.

Vladimir Stadnik taught Ballet and Character Dance in Switzerland and was

a guest teacher in Finland, France and Italy.

In 2004 he was invited to teach in the United States where he was principal

of the Tulsa Center for Dance Education and the Associate Artistic Director

of NDI, New Mexico.

After serving six years as Assistant Professor of Dance at the Ball State

University, he moved to Canada to teach for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Presently Mr. Stadnik is an international guest teacher and choreographer


Jyri Spiridonov

  • Originally from Karelia (Russia), now living in Turku (Finland)
    Jyri, studied dance and dance pedagogy for 7 years, 
    both in Finland and in Russia (2005-2012)
    During that time, he worked as a dancer and toured around Russia with the National 
    Ensemble of Karelia “Kantele”, performed in number of festivals in Finland (Savonlinna’s 
    Ballet festival, Paikallisliike, Kaktus, Anti-Festival, Yksin Sateessa, etc..)
    as well as organised international dance festivals, such as
    “Dancing whirlpool”, “Pan Karelian festival” and other smaller dance events. 
    Jyri has been teaching dance in Finland since 2012 (Pohjois-Karjalan ammattiopisto, 
    Joensuun Tanssinopisto, other smaller dance venues and various workshops)
    Currently involved in the short movie production “ILMU”


Rasmus Ahlgren
(ballet, repertoire)

Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate 2018
Participant of FISBS 2015
Soloist of Perm Opera & Ballet theatre since 2018
Tutor of FISBS 2018, 2019
Soloist of the Boston Ballet since August 2022


Marina Vishnevskaya

(character dance teacher)

Marina graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg  during the teaching of famous ballet teachers Gensler and Zubkovskaya.

She worked in many academic ballet theatres in St. Petersburg, Minsk's national Bolshoi opera and ballet theatre. She visited such places as Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Tokio and many more as a ballet and character soloist dancer.

Marina teaches ballet and character dance since 1998. Her lessons are professional and have a positive atmosphere. She tries to pass to her students the professional and artistic experience and skills of her own. From Marina's point of view, in classic ballet not only hand's and leg's right positions are important but also the feeling of the dance and the music.


Russell Adamson
(contemporary, jazz-dance teacher)

Russell has have being involved with this wonderful dance for over 35 years and his first introduction was the Matt Mattox Style – taught at the time by Daniela Loretz. He learnt other styles of jazz with Fred Benjamin (New York), Deirdre Lovell and Christopher Huggins from the Alvin Ailey Company, New York. Claude Paul Henry (London), Rick Odums (Paris), Frank Hatchett (New York). Arlene Philips (London), Fred Man (Fosses Style) New 

Stanislav Belyaevsky

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.

Anton Korsakov

Honoured Artist of Russia (2010) 

Prize-winner at international ballet competitions (Vaganova-Prix in St Petersburg, 1998, and Finland, 2001. 

A survey by critics for Dancer of Europe magazine listed him as “Dancer of the Year” in 2005.

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). 

Anastasia Dunets

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1988.


In 1986-1989, she danced with

the Mikhailovsky Ballet (Maliy (Small) theatre of Орега and Ballet)

1988-2010 - Кirov Ballet theatre

(the Mariinsky Ballet Company).  

Guest Techer

Tatiana Linnik

Sofia Ruija

is a graduate of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. After graduating in 2021 she has been working in Finland as a freelancer with choreographers such as Reija Wäre, Tero Saarinen, Cõmpania Kaari & Roni Martin, Johanna Nuutinen, Riku Lehtopolku and an immersive theatre collective 00100ENSEMBLE. Ruija has performed in various dance and art events such as Kuopio Dance Festival, Art museum Amos Rex’s Generation 2020 exhibition, Pro Dance Gala, UMK22 (Contest for New Music), opening gala of Dance House Helsinki and at the Emma Gaala (Finnish music awards). She has also created her own choreographies for Finnish Cultural gala 2021 and for the Finnish national ballet competition winning the first prize at the nationals in 2022.

Aleksandr Borisiuk

(experimental contemporary, jazz- dance teacher)

Multiple winner and winner of Russian and International hip-hop competitions and festivals.

Member of the show "Dancing on TNT" season 2 as part of Miguel's team.

Choreographer-director of show programs of pop stars.

Kristian Ratevossian

Choreographer, Guest teacher from Berlin, Tour Organiser 2010-Present

Veronika Ivanova

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1985.

Coach and Repetiteur in St. Peterburg's Yakobson Ballet Theatre

Valeria Kasparova

(contemporary, jazz-dance)

Born in St. Petersburg.

Since 1998 I She studied at Kannon Dance House jazz dance technique, modern, contemporary dance, partnering, improvisation. 

Now working as a freelance choreographer and dancer, and still working as an asisstant and performer/dancer at Kannon-Dance House.


Nikita Shcheglov

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
.Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.
Soloist since 1997.


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Professor in Ballet International Methods
Doctor of Literature-History of the Theatre
Director of La Maison de la Danse studio and Head of professional training courses
Organizer of international events and competitions
Bachelor Degrees and other titles:
Faculty of Literature - History of the Theatre -Pisa University, Italy
Degree as Ballet Professor at the prestigious I.S.T.D. Of London Cecchetti method
Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO
Member of Russian Ballet Society of Edinburgh
Teacher higher levels of Aid&a, national italian insitution for ballet
Judge in Examining Board and Competitions
Artistic Director of the La Maison de la Danse Academy of La Spezia Italy
Teacher recognized by AFPDanza Ticino and Danse Suisse, Switzerland (CH)

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