Ballet School (OBS) on Alafaya, East Orlando Formerly known as the Russian Academy of Ballet, Alafaya Studio was founded in 2000 by Russian Ballet professionals and master teachers, Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler, the Russian Academy of Ballet and the Russian Ballet of Orlando has experienced tremendous growth and community support over the years throughout Orlando as the premiere Russian method ballet school. This family owned and operated school and pre-professional performing organization has led to the opening of several studios in which Fedotov’s and Depler’s daughters have taken the lead role in establishing their own separate businesses: the School of Russian Ballet in Sarasota, founded by Darya Fdedotova and Sergiy Mikhaylov, former soloist and Prinicapl dancers for Sarasota Ballet Company; and the transfer of the Russian Ballet of Orlando and Russian Academy of Ballet on Bumby Avenue in Orlando to daughter, Katerina Fedotova. Parents Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler acknowledge Katerina’s good work experience with the family business and hope for success as she starts her private work with the For the current 2013-2014 season Fedotov and Depler will continue their work in their studio on Alafaya Trail under the new name of Orlando Ballet School on Alafaya. Orlando Ballet School on Alafaya Trail and Ballet Fedotov company will work with its own current and new students to offer performances this year.
Before opening their company in 2000, both Fedotov and Depler worked three years for the Southern Ballet Theatre as Ballet Masters and Principal Teachers. In 2001, they created the non for profit ballet company Ballet Fedotov, Inc., In 2003, Fedotov and Depler became Artistic Director and Executive Director for the Orlando City Ballet and began their work for both of their ballet studios, Bumby Avenue and Tuskawilla Road. After outgrowing the Tuskawilla studio, they opened a brand new 4000 square foot studio in Waterford Lakes, the heart of East Orlando.
Vadim Fedotov, credentials include: Guest Choreographer and forrmer Principal dancer for National Ballet of Ukraine (Shevchenko’s National Opera of Ukraine); Honor Artist of Ukraine, Laureate International Ballet competition for choreographers; Artistic Director and choreographer for many companies around world: Spain, Japan, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Latvia, South America, USA.
Irina Depler’s credentials include: Principal Teacher- former Principal dancer for National Theater of Ukraine; Principal teacher for many professionals Ballet schools in Ukraine, USA and around world. Teacher for many professionals Ballet competitions in Kiev, Moscow, Sent Petersburg, Paris, New York.
This season 2013-2014 OBS on Alafaya and Ballet Fedotov will present original performances in choreography by Vadim Fedotov: Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and the première this season of La Mermaid in the spring of 2014.