Mikhail Berkut is a former dance teacher/choreographer of the Royal Ballet School in London and with the DPF's help has been able to maintain his connection to the dance community.
"Twenty years ago when I was retired I never expected all this time that I would have close contact to Royal Opera House and ballet school - thanks to your supporting organisation."
As well as helping Mikhail remain part of the dance world, we have also been able to help him with living costs, and practical support following his prestigious career, which spanned Russia, Europe and culminated in London where he has passed on his skills and expertise to future generations of dancers.
Mikhail Berkut is based in Hastings where he has been able concentrate on writing his memoirs. 'Perpetual Motion' was published early last year: