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Irina Batorova

Choreographer / instructor

Irina strikes as a natural born dancer. Through movement she communicates themes as varied as sadness and joy, love and beauty, meeting and parting. There seems to be no such thing that she would not endeavour to express in dance. Having been promoted to instructor at just 20, Irina has sincetaught dance to several generations of Baikal company members.

“Imagineyoustepthroughamarsh…”, “Feel warmth inside you…” such things she heard from her own teacher, and now passes on tonew dancers who often join the company while still teenagers. 

Irina has a reputation for being a tough instructor. However, it is not just toughness thatprops up the excellence of Baikal Company it is Irina’s talent and experienceas both an educator and an artist.