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Founded in 1990, the Kirov Academy of Ballet is the epitome of world-class ballet training. The school prepares students to become the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers through the principles and aesthetics of the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet taught at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Concurrently, students pursue a multi-faceted academic program including the core subjects and the arts, each furthering the objectives to build a solid educational foundation, and to create, cultivate, and prepare the student for life as a professional artist. Each year, the Kirov Academy places more than 75% of its graduates with professional dance companies around the world, while other graduates choose to further their education at universities with prestigious dance programs.

To maintain its high academic and artistic training standards, KAB relies on donations from generous individuals through Friends of KAB. By becoming a Friend of KAB you are helping the school fulfill its mission while supporting the hundreds of young students who benefit from the rich artistic heritage of Russian Classical Ballet.

Membership in Friends of KAB starts at just $50 and gives you recognition and access to exclusive benefits. Legendary Russian ballerinas and balletomanes identify the different Friend of KAB giving levels.

To become a Friend of KAB or for any questions, please email


Friends of KAB Levels


Vaganova Friends ($5000 and up)

Baryshnikov Friends ($2500-$4999)

Makarova Friends ($1000-$2499)

Nureyev Friends ($500-$999)

Karsavina Friends ($250-$499)

Nijinski Friends ($100-$249)

Pavlova Friends ($50-$99)


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“The training is impeccable. Definitely the top American school…an essential asset for dance in America.”
– Marcello Angelini, Artistic Director, Tulsa Ballet


The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


KAB Donors (2016-17 school year)

Corporate, Foundation and Institutional Supporters
Amazon Smile
Google AdWords
Footlights, Inc.
UBS Global
Universal Cultural Foundation
Vaganova Friends ($5000 and up)
Baryshnikov Friends ($2500-$4999)
Mr. Mark Tobkin

Makarova Friends ($1000-$2499)

Ms. Patricia L. Carlson

Ms. Linda Richter

Ms. Sharon Steeke

Ms. Connie Stoll

Mr. Neil Tobkin

Mr. Paul Tobkin

Nureyev Friends ($500-$999)

Mrs. Franca Gutierrez

Karsavina Friends ($250-$499)

Ms. Christina Contreras (Montgomery County Employee Giving Campaign)

Mr. David Navari

Mr. William Seabrook

Nijinski Friends ($100-$249)

Mr. Earl Beyer

Ms. Pamela de Cordova

Mr. Lars Fremlin and Mrs. Grace Park Fremlin

Ms. Anastasia M. Kim

Ms. Stephanie A. Roy

Pavlova Friends ($50-$99)

Ms. Susan M. Dotson-Smith

Ms. Sara Lucas (Petals, Ribbons & Beyond)

Mrs. Cynthia Neveu


(If you do not see your name in the list above, please contact


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