International Ballet

Prize and World

Ballet Festival

Benois de la Danse


The ballet theatre is unique. Different periods of the history of the dancing art live together in harmony on its stage. The staging, the librettos and the scores never reach a forgotten old age.

Of all the theater arts, this timeless harmony is possible only in ballet.

The task of Benois De La Danse is to honour the extraordinary events in the colorful world of dance, merging classical ballet with contemporary and modern productions.

Yury Grigorovich

President of the Benois de la Danse Prize, Laureate of state awards, choreographer of the Bolshoi Theatre, professor

Svetlana Zakharova

Artistic director of the Benois de la Danse. President of the Prize’ Jury. Russian Federation State Award laureate. Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre