VERA SIVOVA (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Honored Culture Worker of the Russian Federation, Professor, PhD, Head of the Russian folk song at the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture; Chairman of the City People’s methodological association of folk choirs at the state budgetary cultural institution «Folk Arts and Leisure House» of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. Winner of the St. Petersburg Government Award «For outstanding achievements in training performing artists for organizations of culture and art», Laureate of the prize named after A.V. Lunacharsky; member of the RF Union of Culture Workers.
SERGEI GORBATOV (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Creative director of the dance department of the Ilya Rakhlin Children’s Academy of Show and Musical, teacher of the choreographic art department of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and Folk Dance at Boris Eifman’s Dance Academy. Former dancer of the Mariinsky Theater, Mikhailovsky State Academic Opera and Ballet House; teacher of the classical dance department at Keumyung University in South Korea (1999–2000); chief choreographer of the St. Petersburg State Music-Hall Theater (2004–2008), teacher of character dance of the department of character, historical dance and acting skills of the Russian A. I. Vaganova Ballet Academy (2004–2009), director of the ballet of the Rostov State Musical Theater (2012–2015). Since 2000 he has conducted master classes in classical and character dance in the USA, South Korea, Greece, Brazil. Chairman and member of the jury of the All-Russian competition of children’s and youth groups «Buduscheyeplanety» («Future of the Planet»), «Rodniki» («Springs»).
DMITRII RYTOV (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Honored worker of culture of the Russian Federation, candidate of pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Department of folk instrumental art in St. Petersburg state Institute of culture, laureate of the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation, honorary worker of General education of the Russian Federation, «World Champion» of the VI World championship of folklore «World Folk» (2016, Bulgaria), the absolute winner of all-Russian competition «For moral exploit of the teacher» (2017), winner of all-Russian contest «Teacher of year of Russia-97», winner of international and all-Russian music competitions and festivals, artistic Director of student ensembles of the Department of folk instruments of St. Petersburg state Institute of culture.