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Russian dancers from San Francisco, California

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Artistry that leaves you breathless.
Wall Monasquan Reporter, NJ

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Portland Art Museum, OR

Russian dancers from San Francisco, California under the artistic direction of Natalia Borisova is available for Arts in Education Programs, Concerts, Corporate Events, Convention Promotion, Media Appearances, private parties, special events, theme engagements, Weddings, etc.


To get the price quote, ask any questions please send an email to or call (201) 981-2497.

For professional Russian music and dance as the highlight of an event entertainment schedule, The Russian Collection Dance Ensemble provides a selection of thrilling and colorful Russian folk dancing, enchanting Russian folk music, and Russian magical illusions.

The Russian Collection The Russian Collection Dance Ensemble has been performing arts-in-education presentations throughout the United States for over eight years through private sponsorship, the California Arts Councils Touring Artist roster and with the Young Audiences of America.

The Russian Collection has been in existence since 1945 and has performed in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Thousands of elementary, junior high and high school students have been entertained and inspired by the exciting virtuosity of The Russian Collection and their diverse and dynamic programming.

The Russian Collection Boasting former directors and soloists from prestigious national ensembles such as Moiseyev, Georgian State Dance Ensemble, State Academic Ensemble of Belarus, Romen Gypsy Theater of Moscow, Dan Cossacks and others, the company presents an authentic contemporary expression of traditional styling, mingled with folklore, fairytale and historical embroidering. The program is designed with geography, history and language arts to become a genuine treat for those interested in understanding Russias rich cultural heritage through superb music, dance and theatrical presentation.

The Russian Collection The Russian Collection is an ensemble of renowned dancers, musicians and singers hailing from such illustrious companies as Moiseyev, Beryozka, Don Cossacks, Romen Gypsy Theater of Moscow and the Georgian State Dance Company. The Russian Collection presents authentic Russian music and dance with original and traditional choreography and compositions. Women in the lyrical round dance wear museum-quality jeweled sarafan costumes while men sport pyrotechnic leaps and turns in the Georgian and Ukrainian competition dances. Appealing to audiences of all ages, the Russian Collection blends folklore, fairytales and exceptional artistry to translate authentic Russian culture to the American stage.

Natalia Borisova Natalia Borisova is the director of Ballet Russe of San Francisco, and the Russian Collection and is internationally recognized as a teacher, choreographer and director of Russian character dance and classical ballet. Of Russian heritage, Ms. Borisova trained with the original members of the legendary Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and with the Don Cossack troupe. Ms. Borisova immigrated as a refugee to the US where she taught character dance according to the syllabus of the Russian Choreographic Academy with the San Francisco Ballet School and University of San Francisco, and conducted the first USSR Seminar in Dance for Kirov, Bolshoi and Moiseyev dance companies. She was choreographer and co-producer for The Party, a Samuel Goldwyn Studios film, consultant to production of Massine on Massine with California State University, assistant to Maestro Massine for revival of Snow Maiden for Oakland Ballet and producer of The Russian Collection concerts since 1989. In addition to performing in national tours with Young Audiences of America and national leading arts presenters, Ms. Borisova is a Russian language interpreter (her brother served as President Clinton's Russian translator) and a traditional costume designer, owning the largest collection of authentic Russian folk costumes in North America.

Vladimir Riazantsev Vladimir Riazantsev is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, the most prestigious award conferred on artists in Russia. He trained in traditional music at Lipitzk College and danced with the prestigious Moiseyev Dance Company, touring as a soloist with them until immigrating to the US in 1991. Vladimir choreographed for the Russian ensemble Evoushka in Tambov and is celebrated for his authenticity and creative innovations in staging Russian character dance productions around the world. He served as Artistic Director for the Neva Russian Dance Ensemble, and recently completed a six-year run of his choreography with the Yakov Smirnov Show featuring 18 dancers from Russia in an award-winning production of traditional music and dance. Vladimir is an expert bayan (accordion) instrumentalist and combines playing bayan while performing Russian dance pyrotechnics. Known for his exceptional comedic work in dance theater, he is world renown for the Siberian Nanaika wrestling dance and the Uzbeki platter dance, and was commissioned for a command performance for the King of Morocco.
Master Classes

Russian educational presentations Master classes are held for more advanced groups with prior experience in dance. The Artistic Director and an assistant conduct the 2-hour session teaching technique, choreography and historical background.


45-minute educational presentations featuring music and dance of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Tajikistan and Romen Gypsy. Various programs include: Celebration of Russia, Russian Winterfest, Maslyanitsa (Mardi Gras), Robes of An Empire and Prazdniki! Students learn language, customs, musical instruments and dance technique in an entertaining historical context.


"This group not only gave the best performance of the night (we still have people commenting about the "amazing Russian dancers,") but they were able to work with what our idea of what type of show we wanted and helped us organize it in a way that worked for everyone involved. The costumes were amazing, the dancing was, literally, jaw-dropping, and the only thing I could say was "this is awesome" throughout the show.

Marie Kerr, Executive Administrator, Duncan-Channon (advertising), SF,
Corporate holiday event Nov. 21, 2008

"If someone asked me to describe the fantastic performances your group delivered for my birthday party on September 20, 2008, it would include words like: fantastic, dynamic, unbelievable, incredible. My friends won't stop talking about the amazing Russian entertainment. ..Thank you for making this evening a night to remember."
Jack A. McLeod, Chairman, Nevada McLeod Group
Party, 160 national guests, Westin St. Francis Hotel, SF (32nd Floor reserved)
Headline entertainers included The Letterman and The Russian Collection


A residency consists of an extended period from three days to two weeks at the same school. Core classes, workshops, teacher in-service sessions, family night, and student assemblies may be included. The residency is co-designed with the individual school.


Workshops are conducted by two professional members of The Russian Collection and usually last 2-3 hours. A specific theme is chosen or an overview on Russian music and dance.

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To get the price quote, ask any questions please send an email to or call (201) 981-2497.


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