“Like a time capsule, capturing the richness and fullness that once defined all ballet”
“Those faithful to the tradition of Swan Lake, must-see new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic.”
City Guide NY
“Something for everyone”
San Diego Reader
“Head Jester Mikhail Ovcharov seemed to fly through the air with his cabrioles and grand jetes–a definite audience favorite”
“It was a treat to see probably some of the finest ballet artists in the world. This is probably as good as it gets”
“This production captivated us with classic ballet traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, and beyond beautiful hand sewn costumes”
“A heightened sense of reality, folk tales and folk dances transmogrified into sinuous spectacle”
San Diego Reader
“One of the most transcendent cultural experiences I have had in a long time”
Anton was born in Minsk. He graduated from the Belarusian State Choreographic College. While still in the last years of study he was accepted into the troupe of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus. Possession of bright artistic and technical abilities allowed him to achieve success in the shortest possible time and become the Premier of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus. Over the years of work, there was not a single performance in which he would not take part. Each role performed by him makes you think and leaves a mark on your heart for many years, and the possession of natural stage charm leaves no one indifferent and makes every viewer fall in love with him.
During the period of work, he participated in all tours of the theater, in more than two dozen countries. He enjoys great respect and influence in the team. He passes on his brilliant skills and experience to the younger generation, being not only a teacher at the Belarusian State Choreographic College, but also a teacher-tutor at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus. His sense of style and ability to think outside the box was repeatedly used by choreographers when staging new performances, when he was involved as an assistant director (Anastasia, Polovtsian Dances, Faust, The Little Humpbacked Horse, etc.).
In 2008, for achievements in the profession, he was awarded the Francysk Skaryna medal, and in 2013 he was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus. In the summer of 2022, for outstanding creative achievements, merits in the field of culture and art, he was awarded the title – People’s Artist of Belarus!
Prima Ballerina Andrea Lassakova was born in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia, and received her dance training exclusively with Klara Skodova at the Eva Jacz Dance Conservatory, the primary training facility for the Slovak National Ballet. Upon graduation, Andrea joined the Slovak National Ballet immediately at the rank of demi-soloist. In 2013 she was invited to join the junior company of the Finnish National Ballet.
Born in a small town in Kyrgyzstan – the town of Balykchy, Kanat never thought about ballet as a child, just played football and enjoyed the delights of country life. At the age of 11, his family moved to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, and he needed to continue his studies somewhere. His uncle, the People’s Artist of the USSR, the famous ballet dancer Cholponbek Bazarbaev, having looked at his natural abilities, advised him to enter the ballet school. Thus began the story of Kanat in ballet.
While still a high school student, Kanat already danced solo parts at the Bishkek Academic Theater. In 2010 he began to cooperate with the Moscow troupe “Moscow City Ballet.” From 2012 to 2014 he was a soloist of the ballet theater in Seoul “Universal ballet.”
In 2015 he moved to Vladivostok as the premier of the Mariinsky Theater of the Primorsky Stage (there he met Irina Sapozhnikova – his future wife).
He repeatedly danced on the Historical Stage of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg the classical repertoire of World Ballet Series.
In 2021 he was invited to the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater as the premiere of the ballet troupe. At the moment he is the premier of the ballet troupe of the Kyrgyz Academic National Opera and Ballet Theatre, also the premier of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater and the invited premier of the Rostov Musical Theater (Rostov-on-Don).
Irina was born in a small town in Russia, (town of Abdulino, Orenburg region). Since childhood, she loved to dance and from the age of 4 she began to attend a ballet class. She first appeared on stage at the age of 6, and immediately fell in love with it.
At the age of 11, she entered the Bashkir Choreographic School named after R. Nureyev (Rudolf Nureyev took his first dance steps at this school and after that went on to St. Petersburg to enter The Vaganova Academy). She studied there for 8 years and after graduating from the ballet school with honors she was accepted into the ballet troupe of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater (Ufa). Gradually, having gone through the entire corps de ballet, she began to dance solo parts in classical and modern ballets.
In 2010, for the first time, Irina went to a ballet competition in the city of Istanbul and won her first silver medal. This was a huge victory for her and a big push for future victories. After this competition, for several years, Irina won 6 silver medals at other international competitions, including the world-famous competition in the city of Jackson (USA), which takes place every 4 years.
After working at the Bashkir Theater for 6 years, Irina, at the invitation, moved to the city of Vladivostok, where a new theater was opened (2013), the Mariinsky Theater in the Far East. In this theater, she performed the leading roles in all performances. Repeatedly, as part of the troupe of this theater, Irina danced on the historical stage of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
Since December 2021, Irina has returned to the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater as a prima ballerina, where she has been working to this day. In 2015, Kanat Nadyrbek came to Vladivostok at the invitation of the leadership to perform the part of Siegfried in the ballet Swan Lake. Irina was his partner and this is how they first met. Three years later, they got married, and in 2020 the couple had a daughter. To this day, they often dance together a varied classical repertoire and also tour the world.
Konstantin Geronik shines on stage as the Jester leaving long-lasting impression on the audience with his witty and brilliant performance.
Upon graduating from the Belarusian State Choreographic College in 2010 with distinction, Konstantin has gradually gained international recognition and received multiple awards and nominations. In 2018 Konstantin received the title of The Honored Artist of Belarus.
Konstantin is the 1st Prize winner of Young Ballet of the World competition in Sochi (2010), 1st Prize winner of Tanzolymp competition in Berlin (2011), 1st Prize winner of The 4 Beijing International Ballet Invitational for dance schools & International Dance Performance Series (2012) and the 3rd Prize winner of The International Competition of The Ballet Artists in Astana in 2016.
Konstantin has toured Germany, France, Spain, China, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, and Poland as a principal dancer. His repertoire includes Basil in Don Quixote, James in Sylphide, Slave in Le Corsaire, Price in The Nutcracker, Siegfried, Joker in Swan Lake, Pas-de-trois in Swan Lake, Chipollino in Chipollino, Desire, Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty, Peasant Pas de deux in Giselle, Frondoso in Laurencia, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and more.
Konstantin had an artistic collaboration with the founder and director of the international festival World Ballet Stars Vadym Pysarev and has performed as a guest artist at Nina Ananiashvili’s Gala Concert, who has been described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the twelve greatest ballerinas of all time and was named Best Ballerina of the Year by the US Dance Magazine in 2002.
Egor Azarkevich exclusively dances the role of the fearsome and mysterious Rothbart with astonishing and skillful execution leaving the audience in awe every time.
Egor graduated from the Belarusian State Choreographic College and joined the ballet company of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus in 2007. He is famous for his portraying of the Slave and Solor in La Bayadère, Ali in Le Corsaire, Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Romeo, Tybalt and Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Soloist in Paquita, Spartacus and Crassus in Spartacus, The Price in The Nutcracker, Khan Girey and Vaslav in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, the Poet and Goliard in Carmina Burana, Rogneda`s brother in Passions (Rogneda), Phoebus in La Esmeralda, God and Adam in The Creation of the World, Price in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hans in Giselle, Gurn in La Sylphide, Shakhzaman in Scheherazade, Tristan in Tristan and Isolde, His Excellency and Student in Anyuta, Espada in Don Quixote, Price and Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Dark Angel and Boy in Serenade, The Vizier in Thamar, José in Carmen Suite, Soloist in Bolero, Ivan in The Firebird, Bahram in Seven Beauties, The Pilot in Le Petit Price and many others.
Egor has toured Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, China, Mexica, South Korea, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon as a principal dancer.
Egor obtained a diploma in Rudolph Nureyev International Ballet Competition (RNIBC) in Budapest as a finalist in 2008.
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