She had a very full and interesting life. She was born in Russia:
Fokine was born into the ballet world in Vologda, Russia. Her mother, Alexandra Fedorova, was a prima ballerina at the Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and danced in the first performance ever of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker."
Her involvement with ballet was lifelong as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Here are two more quotes:
Fokine, like her uncle, was also a prolific choreographer and created more than 40 original ballets which, in addition to the studio's annual spring concert, have also been performed in Germany, Poland, Colombia and Venezuela. She was one of the choreographers chosen for the "Pavlova Celebration" tour. The legendary Anna Pavlova was Irine Fokine's godmother.
Fokine's studio was the training ground for many successful dancers. Her success stories include Eric Tamm at the American Ballet Theater; Amanda Hankes with New York City Ballet; and Kristine Bendul starring in "Come Fly Away" on Broadway.