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The 11th Finland


International Summer Ballet  School


Maria Allash

Born in Moscow. In 1994, she completed her studies at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy), where her teacher was Sophia Golovkina, and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Her teacher-repetiteur at the Bolshoi was Tatiana Golikova.



In 2002, she was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.


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). 

Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1998 (class of Konstantin Shatilov). 

Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.

Tatiana Linnik

Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1986 (class of Elvira Kokorina). 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).  In 2011, she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy as a ballet coach and ballet master.

2009-2010 - Vaganova Ballet Academy

Teacher of the preparatory department

Guest Techer

Kristian Ratevossian

Graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1990.

Choreographer, Guest teacher, Tour Organiser 2010-Present

Born in Leningrad.

Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1985.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1985.

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
Graduated with honours from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1991 (class of Professor Semenov). Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.
Soloist since 1997.

Born in Leningrad.

Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1988.

Stanislav Belyaevsky

Born in Leningrad.

Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1991.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.

Valeria Kasparova

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.


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