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Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre strives to give the dedicated dancer a complete education comprised of professional level dance training along with a well rounded exposure to global arts, cultures and languages.


Irina Vakhromeeva – Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer

Irina Vakhromeeva
Founder, Artistic Director, ChoreographerIrina Vakhromeeva

Ms. Vakhromeeva’s ballet career began in the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she received her MFA Master Degree of Ballet Artist. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She toured throughout the world as a soloist and Principal dancer with the Moscow Ballet Company, Festival Ballet, International Ballet Company, Metropolitan Ballet.

Ms. Vakhromeeva danced principal roles in many ballets, including The Nutcracker, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, Don Quixote, Paquita, Italian Caprichio, Flame of Paris, The Swan Lake, Corsaire, Cinderella, The Snow Maiden, The Blue Bird, and many others.

As a Principal Guest Artist, Teacher and Choreographer, Ms.Vakhromeeva worked with Hamilton Ballet in Canada, International Ballet in Taiwan, Krassovska Ballet Jeuness, and Galveston Ballet where she staged La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Napoli, Les Sylphides, Carmen, The Nutcracker, her own choreography, The Blue Bird, Solitude, Spring Verse, Glinka Waltze, and others.

Her knowledge of the most current teaching methods and styles has produced many young dancers who have been accepted into some of the world’s greatest schools, including Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Vaganova Ballet Academy, Julliard School and University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and to professional ballet companies.


Tatiana LinnikTatiana Linnik – Ballet Maestro

Education:
1978-1986 Vaganova Ballet Academy, finished with honor in specialization of ballet artist, tutor: Elvira Kokorina

2008-2011- Vaganova Ballet Academy, faculty of Choreography Art in specialization of Ballet Pedagogy, 
graduated with honor. Thesis оп the topic of “Мосегп Requirements То The Formation Of Creative And 
Cultural Potential Of а Future Ballet Dапсег”, tutor: professor Irina Trofimova

Work experience:
1986-1988 – Maliy (Small) theatre of Орега and Ballet (Mikhailovskiy)
Ballet artist

Danced: pas de trios, big swans, mazurka in ballet “Swan Lake”; Fairy in ballet “Harlequinade”; solo parts 
in ballets “Tsar Boris”, “Giselle”, “Yaroslavna”, “Rоmео and Juliet”.

In 1986 was invited as а dancer for Vilnius Орега and Ballet theatre’s performance “Аuга”.
1988-2010 – Кirov Ballet theatre (Mariinskiy), 
Ballet artist
Danced: all classic and characteristic the corps de ballet repertoire and solo parties in many spectacles

2009-2010 – Vaganova Ballet Academy
Teacher of the preparatory department

2014 – Primopera of Vladivostok
Tutor, choreographer assistant
2010-2015 – SPBT
Tutor

2014 – Primorskiy theatre of opera and ballet
Choreographer assistant and tutor

2014 – Seoul Vaganova School
Invited tutor

2015 – XIV Dance Open festival


Inessa PlekhanovaInessa Plekhanova

Inessa Plekhanova is an internationally recognized artist, educator, and an expert in the Vaganova method of classical ballet technique. Her recognition by the national and international ballet community is clearly reflected in the strong demand for her expertise in the United States and abroad. She is yearly invited as a guest master teacher, choreographer and judge to numerous ballet events in United States, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

Russian-born Inessa Plekhanova graduated from the world-known State Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia receiving her Master of Fine Arts. Ms. Plekhanova has danced as a soloist with the Estonian National Ballet and Colorado Ballet companies. During 15 years of her stage career she has performed principal and solo roles in The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Raymonda, Giselle, La Bayadere, Theme and Variations, Serenade, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, Sleeping Beauty, Rubies, Configurations, and many others.


Oleg SihranovOleg Sihranov – Director

Oleg Sihranov began his career in Sankt-Petersburg, Russia at the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy ( Degree of Ballet Artist). Either as a Principal Dancer, Choreographer or Teacher he has performed, choreographed and taught internationally with the Grand Theater in Warsaw ( Polish), Ballet Theater Dortmund ( Germany), Moscow Classical Ballet (Russia), Estonian National Ballet.

Mr.Sihranov received superlative reviews in European Dance Magazine for the leading roles he danced and the Outstanding Choreography.

As a Principal Dancer Oleg performed all of the lead roles in full-length classical ballets, as well as contemporary works by such western choreographers as John Nuemeier and John Cranko.

His repertoire includes: Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Maurice Bejart, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardee, Corsaire, The Nutcracker and others. He played a Principal role in the” Ballet Masters “movie. Mr. Sihranov was recognized as one of the Most influential People in the Arts.

Having recently retired from an active career as a dancer, Oleg is focusing on teaching and choreography. He began this experience in 2003 with the Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre. Since that time, he has taught at numerous schools in Germany, Belgium, Taiwan, Italy and Russia.

As an accomplished dancer and experienced Ballet Master, Oleg would like to share his knowledge of pure classical style as well as a modern approach.


Ingrid KapteynIngrid Kapteyn

Ingrid Kapteyn is an international performer and collaborator with a BFA in Dance and The Martha Hill Prize from The Juilliard School. She plays eight roles in Sleep No More NYC and was an original cast member of Sleep No More Shanghai. Ingrid has also performed with The Metropolitan Opera, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Danielle Russo, and Wally Cardona, and she was an actor in MacArthur Fellow Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers at The Signature Theatre and God’s Fool at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.

As a choreographer and director, Ingrid has co-created, produced, and performed seven immersive productions across New York and Shanghai with Welcome to Campfire and HEWMAN. Ingrid has taught around the world, including for Juilliard Global Ventures/Nord Anglia Education (in Shanghai, Dubai, Switzerland, Qatar, and NYC), New York University’s School of Medicine, UNCSA, and Princeton and Bucknell Universities.Bio coming soon.


Maya PevznerMaya Pevzner

Maya Pevzner was born in Kazakhstan and studied at the Seleznev Ballet School in Almaty.

After her graduation she joined the ballet company in Almaty where she danced for a few months, later she was accepted at the Vaganova school for the final year in St.Petersburg. Maya was then accepted into the company at the Kirov/ Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg where she danced for 8 years.

After leaving Russia she danced with the Israel Ballet and the Dutch National ballet. After retiring from dancing, she completed the Vaganova Future Teachers Course. Maya lives in Amsterdam with her family and works as a freelance guest teacher.

Maya Pevzner started teaching at European School of Ballet in 2021.