March 01, 2009

Letters to the Editor

To the Editors:

Just a note to correct an inaccuracy in the recent article on the Vaganova  Academy [Nov/Dec 2008].  Contrary to a statement on p. 31, George Balanchine was not an alum of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Balanchine graduated from the Imperial Ballet School in 1921.  Vaganova began teaching at the School of Russian Ballet in Petrograd in 1921.  The school was renamed in her honor in 1957.  At no time could Balanchine have studied in a school under the Vaganova method: it did not yet exist at that time.

Thank you for a wonderful magazine!  More performing arts articles, specifically dance, would be appreciated!

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