Julian Mackay was invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, after winning a ballet competition at age 11. Then, at age 17, he secured a year-long apprenticeship at the Royal Ballet in London after winning the Prix de Lausanne Medal. Now, this summer, he’ll be the youngest soloist starting at the Mikhailovsky […]

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Ivan the Terrible was shown on the historical stage of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre on the 8th of November. The Russian Czar is the main character of the ballet staged by famous choreographer Yuri Grigorovich to music by Sergey Prokofiev, a 20th century classic.

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Nikolai Tsiskaridze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1973. He began his studies at the Tbilisi ballet School in 1984 and was invited in 1987 to continue his education at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow. This graceful, refined, diligent and dedicated young student continued to perfect his professional skills throughout his school years. A […]

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For those who hadn’t had enough of the Bolshoi Ballet during the week of its Swan Lake programs at the Music Center,the evening “after party” at the spacious Carson loft of artist, Alexey Steele, was a perfect way to wind down, but wind down in style. On hand were several Bolshoi Ballet company members, including […]

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Marius Petipa, based on Julet Perrot’s original . Music by Cesare Pugni. Additional music by Riccardo Drigo, Anton Simon and Piotr Shenk. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev. Scenery by Alyona Pikalova, costumes by Yelena Zaytseva.

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Dance Channel TV interviews the Bolshoi Ballet’s young stars, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev on opening night of the Southern California tour of Don Quixote at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

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