Regina Nikiforova has received an honorary diploma

Benois de la Danse Project's General director and President of the Board, Regina Nikiforova, has received an honorary diploma for the significant contribution in developing and tightening connections in culture and art between Russia and Republic of Korea. The ceremony took place in the frame of the Fall Korean Cultural Festival in Russia — 2017 at the Crystal Room of Lotte Hotel in Moscow.


Yuri Grigorovich, has become the laureate of the stage director Yuri Lubimov's Award

Head of the Benois de la Danse project, Yuri Grigorovich, has become the laureate of the famous stage director Yuri Lubimov's Award. Maestro has received it on September 30, the 100 years Anniversary of Yuri Lubimov's birth on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The award recognizes the dedication to Art, highest level of professional achievement and a strong sense of civic duty.


World Ballet Day

October, 5 five of the world's leading ballet companies (The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet) will come together for World Ballet Day again.

This year the live-stream via Facebook will go behind the scenes before showing more rehearsals, giving more interviews and greater insights. Like our Facebook page to be notified when we go live or sign up on our channel and enjoy:


The premiere of ballet Nureyev

Bolshoi Theatre's General Director Vladimir Urin has announced that the premiere of ballet Nureyev in Yuri Possokhov's (Benois laureate) choreography and Kirill Serebrennikov's direction will be presented on December 9 and 10.


Julio Bocca is leaving his position of the Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Uruguay

A Legent of the Argentinean Ballet, first Benois laureate and twice its judge, Julio Bocca is leaving his position of the Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Uruguay after the end of the year. He's not going to leave Montevideo and, by his agreement with the Board, he will continue to give classes and coach the dancers of the company.


Natalia Osipova, has signed the contract with the Perm Ballet

The World ballet Mega-star, the prima-ballerina of the Royal Ballet London, Benois laureate, Natalia Osipova, has signed the contract for a year with the Perm Ballet. She will participate in four productions of this company. Her first performance in Giselle will happen already today, september 5.


Uliana Lopatkina is going to take a designer's carrier

Mariinsky Ballet star, Benois de la Danse laureate, Uliana Lopatkina, who had her farewell from the stage last June, is going to take a designer's carrier. The Sankt- Petersburg University's press-department announced that Ms. Lopatkina has been admitted to “Environmental design” program.


An unusual performance Meet Oda Nobunaga

An unusual performance Meet Oda Nobunaga that combined classical ballet and Japanese theatrical dance Buyeu was presented on stage of the Tokyo International Forum. It was a Japanese — Russian creation where the principal roles were interpreted by Benois laureate Farukh Ruzimatov and a well known Buyeu dancer Fudzima Ranko.


The Mikhailovsky Ballet goes on tour to Beijing

On 17–19 November, the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company will present two ballet masterpieces, Giselle and The Flames of Paris, at the China International Ballet Season festival in Beijing.

Every year, the China International Ballet Season draws ballet fans to Beijing from all over China. In previous years, guest companies have included the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, as well as major European and American ballet companies.


Xander Parish has reached the highest echelon of the ballet company

For Xander Parish (Benois nominee), the 234th season will conclude with a career promotion: he has reached the highest echelon of the ballet company's hierarchy, becoming a principal dancer. Trained in the British school, in the seven years he has worked at the Mariinsky Theatre under the guidance of legendary St Petersburg coaches, Xander Parish has assimmilated the style of the Petersburg school of classical dance. Today his repertoire includes many lead roles in both classical ballets and in contemporary choreography. In the season now drawing to a close, Xander has appeared in two theatre premieres, performing the core roles in Paquita and The Seasons.

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