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In 2011 the governor of St.-Petersburg Valentina Matvienko has signed the decision  (look here for the details) «About creation of the St.-Petersburg state institution of vocational education - Dance Academy of Boris Eifman». Dance academy comes as socially focused project having certain high value for cultural life of a city and whole country.

The prestigious educational institution organized on a principle of imperial ballet schools, will prepare dancers not only for Petersburg, but also for other cities of Russia. Following the plan of founders, students of Academy will receive not only the general and vocational training, solid luggage of cultural knowledge and special skills, but can cope with various directions of dancing art, including the most advanced and cutting-edge. Working out and introduction of innovative techniques of training are also aims of Academy.

New buildings of educational institution will settle down in a quarter near Bolshoy prospect of the Petrogradskaya city area. Under the project developed by an architectural workshop of Nikita Javeyn "Studija-44", a total area of premises of the future Academy will take 12 000 sq. m. Besides audiences and offices the project provides building of a sports complex with swimming pool, a medical complex, 14 ballet halls equipped with advanced video and sound equipment. In Academy building`s ensemble it is planned to include a private residence of Greffe-Dobert, a monument of wooden architecture of the XIX century, located near.

Boris Eifman:
"Our Academy is not only cultural, but the social project. We want to select talented children from children's homes, from unsuccessful families across all Russia, and to give them chance on state care to receive a trade, to take place in life, and then to make something for the country. We believe that our school of ballet will give a new impulse to the development of the cultural life of the city, and also will help to find new decisions in business of the help of a society to the adolescent citizens."