Ms. Irina Wunder received her classical dance training in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, then a republic of the former Soviet Union. She danced with the State Theater of Opera and Ballet and was a guest artist with the National Ballet Company in Lima, Peru. Ms. Irina holds a Master's degree from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK), specializing in dance research. Currently, she is on the faculty of The Washington School of Ballet in DC, and Ballet NoVa in Arlington, VA. Ms. Irina is also an adjunct ballet instructor and lecturer at George Washington University and American University in DC. Her past professional engagements include the Dance Institute of Washington and Kirov Academy of Ballet.