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After a very successful Semi-Final at the incredible Herrmitage Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valentina Kozlova visited her birthplace: Moscow. A special ceremony was held to honor her at the Actor’s Theater. It was attended by former and present members of the Bolshoi Ballet Company, among others and it was televised. The ceremony was a tribute to Ms. Kozlova for her dedication to the art of dance and for how much she has raised the level of US and international dancers through her teaching and her competitions. The competitions are known to be scrupulously honest and fair. Its judges are always from the highest echelon of luminaries of the international ballet world. In addition to the semi-final in St. Petersburg, they have been held, over the past few years, in New Orleans, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, South Korea, and others.