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Ukrainian, Russian Refugee Dancers Find Help in Berlin

Ballet dancers attend training at the State Ballet in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. About 200 dancers from Ukraine and Russia have recently requested help from Berlin’s famous State Ballet after having fled or considering to run away to Germany. Several of them have already found a new temporary home at Berlin’s famous State Ballet. (AP Photo)
Ballet dancers attend training at the State Ballet in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. About 200 dancers from Ukraine and Russia have recently requested help from Berlin’s famous State Ballet after having fled or considering to run away to Germany. Several of them have already found a new temporary home at Berlin’s famous State Ballet. (AP Photo)

Berlin (AP) -- Dancers who have fled Ukraine — and Russia — due to the war have found a new temporary home in Berlin's top ballet company, which helps with practice space, housing, and even shoes.

About 200 dancers in all, including many who are considering fleeing to Germany, have turned for assistance to the capital's famous State Ballet.