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BMN: 651-222-7919
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249 East Fourth Street,
St Paul, Minnesota, 55101

Ballet Minnesota is dedicated to creating and sharing artistry in dance through public presentations and education.

BMN Executive Director:
Cynthia Betz

BMN Artistic Director
CBA Co-director
Andrew Rist


CBA School Director
Cheryl Rist

Grant Writer:
Art Penfield

Production Manager:
Jim Arnold

Board President:
Lisa Gray

School Show Coordiantor:

Todd Wildenauer

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Volunteer Coordinator:
Mary Klein

20th Anniversary Ball Chairperson:

Julia Lauwagie

Consultant Physical Therapist :
Maryann Johnson

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Grand Pas De Deux

14th Annual NUTCRACKER
December 12-16, 2001

St Paul, Minnesota

Choreography: Andrew Rist
Cheryl Rist
Composer: Peter I Tchaikovsky
Backdrops: Mary Novodvorsky


Grand Pas de Deux
Sugar Plum Fairy:
Oksana Konobeyeva
Cavalier: Dmitriy Tuboltsev


Oksana Konobeyeva: After graduating from the Novosibirsk Ballet School (Russia), Oksana won First Prize at the Vaganova Ballet Competition in St Petersburg, Russia. In 1990 Ms Konobeyeva joined the Y. Grigorovich Ballet - Bolshoi Theater. Some of the soloist and principal roles she perfromed included Odette-Odile in "Swan Lake", Aurora and Princess Florine in "Sleeping Beauty" and many others. In 1994 she joined the Moscow Renaissance Ballet where her repetoire included "Pas de Quatre", "Tailsman" and "Paquita". In 1996 she won The First Prize and a Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg. In the same year Oksana joined American Ballet Theater where she was promoted to soloist in 1996. Besides perfroming the classics, she has performed in new works by Twyla Tharp, John Neumeier and Robert Hill. Some of her teachers included: M Lavrovsky, R. Karelskaya, L Ribinkina & N Fedeychev from the Bolshoi Theater.