My friends at the Armenian National Ballet are doing fantastic!!! For a small country the size of 3.1 million we have a talented pool of classically trained dancers. Many have been trained under the Vagnova Russian style. Rudolph Kharatian (pictured here) is the new Artistic Director.
Rudolph recently returned back to Yerevan to lead the ANB into greatness. Rudolph was teaching at the American Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington DC. He had a fantastic career with the Bolshoi Ballet and trained under Russian Ballet Master (for men) Alexander Pushkin along with a class mate Mikhail Barishenkov who remains a friend of Rudolphs. They have recently toured the Republic of Georgia and Artsakh (Nargono-Karabakh) we hope to bring them to the USA for a tour in late 2011 or early 2012.