Our Partners, Supporters & Friends

We are honored by how our friends come together to support our programs. The following list highlights some of those who lend their names, time and kind words and support to Open World Dance Foundation.


  • Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City, New York
  • Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg, Russia
  • The George Balanchine Trust, Director, Ellen Sorrin,New York City, New York
  • BBR Bank,vSt Petersburg, Russia
  • Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
  • American Ballet Theatre, Director, Kevin McKenzie, New York
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre, DirectorsFranco DeVita & Raymond Lukens, New York
  • Yakobson State Ballet Theater, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Friends Club of the Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, St Petersburg, Russia
  • The Capezio Dance Foundation, New Jersey, United States

  • Many of the world's greatest artists:

    • Mikhail Baryshnikov, Irina Kolpakova, Cyril Atanasoff, Vladilen Semenov, Alla Osipenko, Alessandra Ferri, Julio Bocca, Uliana Lopatkina, Vladimir Malakhov, Anna Netrebko, David Hallberg, Andrian Fadeev, Darla Hoover, Lazaro CarreƱo, Ludmila Safronova, Irina Trofimova, Elena Sherstneva, Aleksandr Stepin, and many more.

    We also thank our cherished friends:

    Dr. Melissa Cusumano and the Cusumano family, Robert Underwood, Patrick Anderson, Phyllis Pawliw, Jill Oliver and Oliver family, DeEtte and Chris Whiteman, Jonathan Mariner, Paul Kolnik and Valerie Radetsky, Theresa Khawly, Robin Karzny, John Andderson, Richard and Ferris Bevins, Carolyn and Stan Mattfeld, Kelly and John England, Susan King, Dianne Domaratsky, Francois Richard, Beatrice Affron, and the many others who have helped us.