Alla Osipenko was one of the great Russian ballerinas. Her name calls to mind Soviet dancer defections, the KGB and the Cold War. Learn more about her in this review of Joel Lobentnal’s enthralling biography on this unique figure in dance.
The History of The Royal Ballet School at a Glance
A brief overview of the history and founding of The Royal Ballet School, as established by Ninette de Valois during the early 20th century, as well as information on a new lecture series that examines the French, Italian, Danish and Russian Schools, and how they influenced the development of the English School method of training.