Winter Workshop & Master Classes in NYC

Winter Ballet Master Class Workshop - NYC - February 19-23, 2018

Join us for our 2018 NYC Winter Workshop, and experience the comprehensive Vaganova Method taught by renowned teachers and graduates of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and former Dancers of Mariinsky Theatre! Our unique program caters to each dancer’s needs and strengths, as we get deep into the secrets of Agrippina Vaganova that you’ve been searching for.

We will hold a five-day winter workshop in New York City. This boot camp in Vaganova technique includes a chance to learn from a student of Agrippina Vaganova herself. Joining our founders, Ekaterina Shchelkanova and Anton Boytsov,the legendary Irina Kolpakova, former Mariinsky Ballet star who has coached the likes of Maria Kochetkova, Isabella Boylston and Paloma Herrera at American Ballet Theatre, will raise your artistry and understanding of classical ballet to a new level, in particular through a focus on musicality and artistic expression in addition to technique. This session is a chance to assess your training and reboot your motivation as you head into the spring semester.


Our Winter Workshop February 19-23 will include two hours of ballet and pointe technique followed by two hours of variations.

Monday, February 19th we will be at the Studio Maestro studios located 48 West 68th St, Studio 1, from 11:30 am till 3:30 pm.
Tuesday through Friday (February 20-23) we will be at the American Ballet Theater studios, 890 Broadway, NYC - 3rd floor, Studio 4. Workshop schedule for those days is 2pm till 6 pm.

Tuition - $495 for 5-day Workshop


For our winter workshop, we welcome students ages 13 and older including professional dancers. Interested dancers may audition in person or by video submission. The deadline for video auditions for this program is February 15, 2018. Visit our Audition Page for more information.

Elite Training Program

In addition to offering access to amazing instructors, our training programs also provide an entry point to other Open World Dance Foundation programs – particularly our Elite Training Program and performances. All attendees at our Winter Workshop and Summer Intensive have the opportunity to be considered for year-round, hands-on, elite training and coaching. This program is offered to a maximum of eight students each year. Our elite training students are featured in soloist and demi-soloist roles in our performances and travel the world while being coached Ms. Shchelkanova and Mr. Boytsov. We are delighted that three of our students from 2017 are now members of professional companies in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia and performing around the world!

Updated January 22, 2018 subject to change.