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Alexei Badrak, Founder Director


Alexei Badrak Artistic Director, Pedagogue, Choreographer, Coach


Mr. Alexei Badrak is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Ukraine Choreographic School..He is laureate of  the Moscow Competition of Ballet Masters and the First Award of the United Theater Artists (1986, Moscow).  He was director of the Nishni-Novgrod Opera and Ballet Theater, Assistant to Artistic Director Yuri Grigorovich,  The Bolshoi Theater, founder and director of Russian Chamber Ballet (a superstar , world touring company of the USSR under the auspices of Y. Grigorovich and The Bolshoi Ballet Theater) and most recently is the co-founder  of the International Ballet Theater Institute Inc., a 501 c3 not for profit organization in the USA, since 1997.


Mr. Badrak is a ballet master, artistic director and chorographer employing the world-renown Vaganova Methodology. This method of training is used in Russia and is well known as one of the greatest methods to renowned dancers. In order to learn the method, the greatest teachers study at either the Lunacharsky State Institute of Theatrical Arts in Moscow, or at the Choreographic Department of the Conservatory in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad).  Mr. Badrak studied at both institutes and obtained from St. Petersburg Conservatory an M.A.  in Choreography with a specialty in Artistic Direction (Theater Management).


Alexei Badrak completed course work for his Ph.D., 5 years,  (Soviet) at the State Academic Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, specializing in Choreography  with Yuri N. Grigorovich, the director of training and is a PhD. Candidate in art History at the Saratov State conservatory, Russia. 

Mr. Badrak is an author and lecturer as well. There are very few individuals as well qualified in the world as Mr. Badrak, now working in the United States, who have completed that level of intensive curriculum training with the vast experience and award accolades that Mr. Badrak possesses. 

Mr. Badrak is entered in the Encyclopedia of Russian Ballet and the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Ballet.  He is an all Soviet honored and awarded choreographer and director with many classical, contemporary and original choreographic works for stage, television and film.  Mr. Badrak has developed his own unique training curriculum in Character and Classical Ballet based upon the Russian methodology, ethnology and technological innovation.

What Irina Dovorenko, Former Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theater, has to say about Mr. Badrak:


It's my opinion that Mr. Badrak is an Artist of the highest creative magnitude, an innovative and prolific Choreographer and Director who extracts and captures the true essence of the individual artist. Mr. Badraks choreography represents the highest level of aesthetics and incorporates the purest, most expressive means to produce exquisite choreography that speaks to the very core of the Human soul. His multiple talents as a Choreographer, Director and esteemed Academic certainly place him in the highest echelons of International Ballet Theater Arts today.