About the Foundation

The «Oleg Vinogradov foundation for the preservation and development of classical ballet» was founded in 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization.

The implementation of the unique project became possible thanks to the founders of the Fund: Irina Ovchinnikova and people’s artist of the USSR Oleg Vinogradov.

The Foundation’s direction is to promote and preserve the traditions of the academic style of ballet, and to popularize other plastic forms of dance art as a significant and important part of the cultural palette of classical ballet.

Goals and objectives of the «Foundation for the Preservation and development of classical ballet O.M. Vinogradov»:

  • preservation, popularization and development of various forms of classical ballet;
  • Socialization of the achievements of Russian and world ballet art;
  • Assistance in the creation, producing and promotion of classical productions, as well as projects carried out on the basis of mixing different forms of choreographic and theatrical art in the academic aesthetics;
  • Providing St. Petersburg with a non-state stage, open for realization of creative initiatives in classical ballet;
  • Organization of the process, which helps to conduct performances, concerts, contests, festivals, consultations, master classes and lectures;
  • Organization of constant schedule and rotation of performances of non-state creative groups working in the given aesthetics, development and introduction of the centralized strategy of ticket sales and the unified advertising company for effective work with the target Audience
  • An important part of the Fund’s work is informational and practical support of dance groups of St. Petersburg and all Russia on various aspects of activity – educational-methodical, touring, festival-competitive, Concert
  • Creation and support of the database of ballet dancers and choreographers of the Russian Federation and foreign countries, work with mass media;
  • Promotion of high-quality and accessible cultural events, improvement of working conditions of non-state creative groups working in classical aesthetics, stimulation of creative initiatives, search for new talents;
  • Stimulation of the appearance of new artists of the academic school through education and creation of aesthetic criteria through master classes, acquaintance with performances of professional troupes, lecturing, conducting public discussions and Conferences
  • Providing support to young ballet dancers and aspiring choreographers, as well as the stars of Russian and world ballet, ensuring the realization of their creative initiatives in classical ballet.