Marina Kesler was awarded the scholarship named after Ida Urbel

On December 16th - the anniversary of Ida Urbel - Estonian Ballet Union awarded Marina Kesler with the scholarship for a talented choreographer named after Ida Urbel.

Marina Kesler is a well-known and recognized Estonian choreographer. Her last major work as a choreographer-director is  "Anna Karenina" in the repertoire of Estonian National Ballet, for which she won the Estonian Theatre Ballet Award in March this year. The amount of the Ida Urbel Scholarship is 700 euros and it is intended for the professional development of the scholarship holder.

The Estonian Ballet Union awards a scholarship named after Ida Urbel to a talented choreographer every third year from 2018. The scholarship holder is carefully picked by the board of the union. In 2018, it was Jevgeni Grib who got the scholarship.

Ida Urbel (1900 - 1983)
was a long-time dance director and ballet master at the Vanemuine Theatre. She has been named the mother of Estonian ballet.