We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
Since the inception of his company in the late 1980s, Nikolay Grishko has considered it to be his duty to support Russia’s main printed publication “Ballet Magazine” (aka Soviet Ballet).

In addition to serving on the board of advisors, advertising, donating to special events within the “Ballet Magazine” family, Nikolay Grishko practically at his own expense, publishes the beautifully illustrated and the world's only serious ballet magazine for children called "Antre".     

“Ballet Magazine” has published two exquisite editions - Ballet XX century and Ballet XXI century a collection of materials documenting the rich history of the classical art form at its best. With very limited copies ever printed, these two books are considered to be the crown jewels of the personal book collection of Nikolay Grishko.     

A grandiose event in the life of ballet in Russia is the ceremony of awarding the laureates of the "Soul of Dance" award, which takes place annually on April 29, on International Dance Day, in the wonderful hall of the Stanislavsky Music Theater @stanmus (home of the famed Stanislavsky Ballet). This award, supported by the Ballet magazine and Nikolay Grishko’s company, is the only universally recognized national award in the field of dance in Russia, it is absolutely the most prestigious award in the Russian Ballet circles, especially in the nominations for best ballerina / best dancer / best choreographer.     

To find tickets for the magnificent awards ceremony with the stars of the world’s top dance companies is a dream of any ballet lover.     

Mr. Grishko is proud to have received this award in 1998 in the "Knight of the Ballet" nomination for his contribution to the development of the arts in Russia. The award is a monolithic bronze statuette 20.5 inches (52cm) tall and weighing in at over 13.5 pounds (6.130 kg).

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