Elena

writer, artist, educator and co-founder of The First Guild.

Starbucks Ballerina

  Starbucks Ballerina! Autumn greetings from St. Petersburg, Russia! Our dear friend Anna, or ‘Annichka’ as we call her shares some amazing snaps of a ballet dancer sculpted from LEGOs – yes LEGOs! in the storefront window of Starbucks. What an amazing pairing, right! … and perhaps only in Europe! … where the rich culture …

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Vaganova

  The story of Agrippina Vaganova Far from the iconic image of a ‘ballet dancer’ herself, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century single-handedly created the system which serves as the foundation of classical ballet as we know it today. The 10-year old girl from a poor family who would be considered an …

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