Lirena, an older white woman and renowned ballet teacher, smiles and waves

Celebration of Life for Lirena Branitski - August 7

Join dancers from Minnesota and beyond celebrating the remarkable life of Lirena Grisha Branitski on Sunday, August 7 from 1:00-4:00pm at Bryant Regional Park.

A special program will begin at 2:00pm featuring renowned dancers speaking about Lirena (born in Ukraine on April 7, 1940; died in Minneapolis on January 29, 2022), her career performing in the former Soviet Union and throughout the world, and her profound impact on generations of Minnesota dancers, and Minnesota companies, studios, directors and teachers.

The program will also feature photos and videos of Lirena performing, teaching and choreographing from her forty-year Minnesota career; and a chance to share stories as was well as participate in Lirena’s famous warm-up and reverence.

For directions to Bryant Regional Park go to:

Location Info

Bryant Regional Park
6800 Rowland RD
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Contact Info

Judith Ingber