“Dance For Ukraine” – A Fundraising Event for Ukrainian Refugees

“Dance For Ukraine ” is an event organized by nonprofit dance group Inspiration in Motion to raise funds, to be held at the London Coliseum on March 19, 2022. The funds that will be collected as donations will be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will use in assisting the millions of people evacuating from the war-torn country.

The “Dance For Ukraine” event will feature dance impresarios Alina Cojocaru of Romania and Ivan Putrov of Ukraine, two of Royal Ballet School’s youngest principal dancers who both had their ballet training in Kyiv. Actually, the two artists initiated the organization of a dance event as they wanted to show their support, admiration, and love for their friends and family in Ukraine, especially in Kyiv.

Everyone participating in the fundraising event, from dancers to members of the English National Opera (ENO) Orchestra, ENO Chorale, and other ENO friends are providing their services free of remuneration. Moreover, the English National Opera has also waived the rental fee for the “Dance For Ukraine” venue.

Current List of Global Dancers Who Will Participate

Leading the list of participants are the principal dancers of The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and English National Ballet, along with other international ballet artists namely: Mathieu Ganio of France, Marianela Nuñez of Argentina, Isaac Hernández México, Katja Khaniukova of Ukraine, Emma Hawes of the USA, Francesco Gabriele Frola and Federico Bonelli of Italy, Fumi Kaneko of Japan, Mayara Magri of Brazil, Reece Clarke of the UK and Natalia Osipova of Russia. The names of other international guest artists who are expected to join will be announced later.