Tag Archives: irine fokine

Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker Illustrations

As a young child, when someone mentioned The Nutcracker I immediately thought of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music. My first experience with The Nutcracker was when I saw New York City Ballet’s performance at the age of three. And for … Continue reading

Posted in art, ballet, Dance, Education, History, International, New York City Ballet, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dancer and Teacher Irine Fokine Dies at 88

On December 5th, Irine Fokine died at the age of 88.  She was the founder of Irine Fokine School of Ballet in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where for over sixty years countless students and I trained in a rigorous, disciplined environment.  … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Education, History, International | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Legendary Ballet School to Close

After more than sixty years, the Irine Fokine School of Ballet of Ridgewood, New Jersey is closing.  Founded by Fokine, the Russian-born daughter of Maryinsky Theater prima ballerina Alexandra Fedorova and the niece of choreographer Michel Fokine, the school was … Continue reading

Posted in ballet, Dance, Education, International | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments