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.
June 5, 1999
Newman, B. (2003). Grace under pressure: Passing dance through time. New York, N.Y: Proscenium Publishers.