Russian ballet studio in Orlando receives threats despite being owned by Ukrainian family

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite being owned by a Ukrainian family, the Russian Ballet Orlando has been getting threats after Russia invade Ukraine in February.

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After the location put the word out about the initial threat, including threats to burn down their building, within days, people in the community raised $14,000.

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The owners are also trying to help the Ukrainian people impacted by the war by hosting an auction to raise money for their support.

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The owners gathered Saturday night at Osphere Neighborhood Grill and Bar at Lake Eola to hold their auction.

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They were auctioning off paintings as boutiques were selling clothing.

“There is a New Life charity in Ukraine,” said Katerina Fedotova, president and artistic director for Russian Ballet Orlando.

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The charity event at Lake Eola ended at 7 p.m.

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