Academy Principal & Ballet Mistress
Ms. Pali is one of only a handful of world-renowned prima ballerinas teaching ballet full-time in the United States, bringing her talents and set of achievements to a very fortunate Indiana Ballet Conservatory. Ms. Pali honors IBC and its students by bringing an incredible history of performance, achievements and awards to IBC’s upper level students.
Ms. Pali achieved stardom as a Prima Ballerina with the Moscow Classical Ballet, garnering numerous international awards for her performances in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, The Creation of the World, Paquita, and many others. She won the Gold Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, received the August Bournonville prize from the Paris Ballet Academy, was acclaimed with the title “Honored Artist of Russia” and was named as “Best Ballerina of the Year in Moscow” in 1991.
Ms. Pali has been regularly featured in international galas and participated with other gold medalists in the “Russian All-Stars Super Gala” in Tokyo. Indianapolis audiences have enjoyed Ms. Pali in many leading roles in Coppelia, La Sylphide, Giselle, The Creation of the World, and many others. In April 2000, Ms. Pali retired as Principal Dancer with Ballet Internationale by offering a magnificent and unforgettable performance as Scheherazade in A Thousand and One Nights. She continued to assist in the artistic direction of the company and was a member of the Clara R. Noyes Academy, and was a senior instructor with the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana from 2005-2010. In 2004 and 2007 she was named Outstanding Teacher at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition. Ms. Pali brings decades of experience, credibility, and a worldwide reputation to her position as Academy Principal of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory.