Irina Kolpakova

Biography

Irina Kolpakova is a Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She trained at the Leningrad Choreographic School before becoming the prima ballerina at the Kirov Ballet (now Mariinsky Ballet). She went on to choreograph and teach at the American Ballet Theatre and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

Date

June 5, 1999

Relation

Newman, B. (2003). Grace under pressure: Passing dance through time. New York, N.Y: Proscenium Publishers.

Files

Citation

Barbara Newman, “Irina Kolpakova,” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed July 25, 2017, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/118.