Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program
Irina Wunder received her classical training in Turkmenistan, then a republic of the former Soviet Union. She performed with the Republic’s Theater of Opera and Ballet and toured with the company in the former Soviet republics. She was also a guest artist with the Ballet Nacional del Peru. While in Lima, Peru, Ms. Wunder also taught dance and served as a liaison between the US diplomatic and local dance communities. Ms. Wunder holds a Master’s degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK), specializing in methodology and optimal practices of performing artists. Ms. Wunder is on the faculty of the Department of Performing Arts at American University in Washington, DC and Ballet NoVa Center for Dance in Arlington, VA. She taught at the Dance Institute of Washington and the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC.