Alla Osipenko at Mystic Ballet
Alla Osipenko, a legendary Russian ballerina of the 20th century, and prolific artist, was one of the last protégés of the famous Agrippina Vaganova, a partner to Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov – and a Kirov star who refused to join the Communist Party, an action which severely limited her travel and exposure to the outside world. Goran Subotic meet Alla Osipenko while she was at Hartford Ballet, he respected her power as a pedagog and invited her to be part of Mystic Ballet Academy.
They worked together and spent much time talking from 1998 to 2000. As personal friends they built a strong bond and relationship. When she decided to return to Russia, Alla Osipenko continue to inspire the Subotic family, and has had great influence on their lives to this date.