9/23/08  Ja-Naé Duane, singer, May 2003 participant 

My experience in St. Petersburg and working with the faculty at the Mariinsky Theatre has been one of the highlights of my professional and personal life. I learned so much about who I was as a musician and who I wanted to be. Thank you Educational Bridge Project (and Ludmilla) for allowing me to be a part of such a great program.



Ja-Naé is a true success story. Growing up in poverty, working at the age of 13 to support her siblings, Ja-Naé is now an international opera singer and president/founder of the fastest growing women's community: Wild Women Entrepreneurs.