Russian American Foundation - Program Staff

BBASI NY and BBA Teacher Certification

Coordinating Director: Geneva Bernal 

Phone: 212-687-6118 ex. 207


Coordinating Director: Sofia Kutceva

Phone: 212-687-6118 ex. 208

Bolshoi PREP and NSLI-Y

Coordinating Director: Jade Direnfeld

Phone: 212-687-6118 ex. 201

Director, BBA Programs in the US and RAF's NSLI-Y Programs in Russia:  Rina Kirshner


Russian American Foundation, Inc.

1560 Broadway, Suite #500

New York, NY 10036



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Russian American Foundation, Inc.

1560 Broadway #500, New York, NY 10036

Tel: 212-687-6118 ext. 201

Listed programs based in the United States are a partnership between New York based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). The Programs are operated by RAF, based on a ballet curriculum designed by the Academy and taught by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, RAF has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not formally affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


*NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Russian American Foundation in Moscow, Russia in collaboration with local independent entities in Russia and U.S. Program implementation is subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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