"Ballet For Life" by Iana Salenko for Ukraine

With great thank to all our supporters, we would like to announce that we have raised the amount we need and the planned charity gala will take place!
For those who want to help but unfortunately can't attend the gala, we have decided to continue the fundraising here until the gala takes place. 

All money raised over and above the budget of the gala will stay in the account of the "Ballet for Life" partners - the charity organization Open Verein and spent for they current humanitarian project:

 - Incubators for premature babies

 - Ambulances for clinics in war zones

 - Medicines for cancer patients

 - Intensive care units for the needy

 - First aid kits / primary medical care

It’s hard to express how much it means to us, we thank you from all our hearts!

And we are happy to invite you to our charity gala "Ballet for Life by Iana Salenko" for Ukraine! 

Tickets can be bought here: Ticketmaster 


we are two dancers from the Staatsballett Berlin Iana Salenko and Oleksandr Shpak.

We, as artists, want to do everything we can to make at least a small contribution to help Ukraine and show it’s people the solidarity of ourselves and many other international artists and ballet companies.
Together with our colleagues - solo and first solo dancers from leading European theaters we organizing a non-profit charity ballet gala:
"Ballet for Life" by Iana Salenko
On the 21 April 2022 | At the Admiralspalast in Berlin

The gala will be held under the patronage of the Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Mr. Dr. Andrij Melnyk.
All box office receipts will be directly transferred to the donation account of the Ukrainian Embassy in Berlin and spent on humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

As the whole world has already noticed, our homeland Ukraine and its people are suffering from the unjustified and brutal aggression of its neighboring country.

Every day people die and a humanitarian catastrophe threatens, both the people in the country and those who leave it in a hurry. And every day there are more.

But even though most participants in this project work for free, there are costs that cannot be avoided. And here we hope for your support in order to pay for the following expenses:
- Artists' travel, accommodation and food = approximately 11.000,00 €.
- Transport for technic and stage equipment = 1.500,00 €.
- Technicians and other staff = 3.994,00 €
- Branding and marketing team.
Important! All the guys in the team are from Ukraine and are there right now! They want to do everything for free but we can't afford not to pay them,
so = 2.000 €
In total: 18.494,00 €
This is not a small amount but our Gala-Evening can bring up to approximately 100.000,00 € and moreover express our solidarity with Ukraine and support the attention of the society to its problems. That's why we think it's worth it!
The money you donated here will go to our partner Open-Verein de an organization that already provides tremendous humanitarian support to Ukraine. After the payment of the Gala costs, the remaining money will remain with open-verein and will also be spent on humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
We all hope for your participation and help.
Sincerely yours, Yana Salenko, Oleksandr Shpak and all the participants
  • Nedrra and Daerick Lanakila
    • €500 
    • 9 mos
  • Yang Deng
    • €30 
    • 9 mos
  • Viola Finger
    • €36 
    • 9 mos
  • Philip Schildein
    • €100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • €50 
    • 9 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Oleksandr Shpak
Nataliia Khylko

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