Bolshoi Ballet

Address

post code 125009

Number One,Teatralnaya Square, Moscow, Russian Federation

Artistic Director - Sergei Filin

Tel.: +7 (495) 250-73-17

Fax: +7 (495) 692-66-90

www.bolshoi.ru

Phone
+7 (495) 692-08-18

Founded in 1776 by Prince Peter Urusov and Englishman Michael Maddox, the company started by giving performances in a private residence until 1780 when the Petrovka Theatre was acquired and the company began to present plays and operas.

In 1805, the Petrovka Theatre was destroyed by fire and in 1806 the administraion was taken over by the Imperial Government. But it was not until twenty years later that a new theatre on the site, designed by the architect Andrei Mikhailov, opened on 18 January 1825 with a performance of Fernando Sor's ballet Cendrillon.

This theatre was extensively damaged by fire in 1853 and was reconstructed by the architect Albert Cavos who also built the Mariinsky Theatre and renovated the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Albert Cavos was the son of opera composer Caterino Cavos, a naturalised Russian of Venetiam origin.

The Bolshoi Theatre reopened in 1856 and remained the home of the Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Opera until 2005 when the theatre closed for reconstruction, which is currently in progress. In the meantime, the ballet and opera companies are housed in the adjacent New Bolshoi Theatre, which was built in a record time of only six months.

The Bolshoi Ballet has given many historic performances in the Bolshoi Theatre, including the premiere of Marius Petipa's Don Quixote on 14 December 1869, the premiere of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, which took place on Saturday, 4 March 1877, and more recently, the premiere of Yuri Grigorovitch's legendary production of Spartacus in 1968.

The ballet company has had a succession of distinguished Artistic Directors. Since the 1950s these have included Asaf Messerer, Yuri Grigorovitch, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alexei Fadeyechev and, most recently, Alexei Ratmansky who was succeeded in 2008 by Yuri Burlaka. Sergei Filin became next Artistic Director on 2011.

The General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre is Anatoly Iksanov.

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Performances

  • A Legend of Love
    By Y. Grigorovich 1961
  • Anyuta
    by V. Vasiliev 1986
  • Carmen Suite
    by A. Alonso 1967
  • Chopiniana (Les Sylphides)
    by M. Fokine 1893
  • Chroma
    by Wayne McGregor 2006
  • Cinderella
    by Y. Possokhov 2006
  • Cipollino
    by G. Mayorov 1974
  • Class Concert (School of Ballet)
    by A. Messerer 1963
  • Coppelia
    by M. Petipa 1884
  • Don Quixote
    by A. Gorskiy, M. Petipa
  • Esmeralda
    by M. Petipa, J. Perrot 1886
  • Giselle
    by M. Petipa, J. Perrot, J. Coralli
  • Herman Schmerman
    by W. Forsythe 1992
  • In the Upper Room
    by T. Tharp 1986
  • Jeu de cartes
    by A. Ratmansky 2005
  • La Bayadere
    by M. Petipa 1877
  • La Fille mal Gardee
    by F. Ashton 1960
  • La Sylphide
    by A. Bournonville 1836
  • Le Corsaire
    by M. Petipa 1863
  • Leah
    by A. Ratmansky 2001
  • Lost Illusions
    by Alexei Ratmansky 2011
  • Paquita
    by M. Petipa 1848
  • Pique Dame
    by R. Petit 2001
  • Raymonda
    by Y. Grigorovich 1984
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by Y. Grigorovich 1978
  • Russian Seasons
    by A. Ratmansky 2006
  • Serenade
    by G. Balanchine 1935
  • Spartacus
    by Y. Grigorovich 1968
  • Swan Lake
    by Y. Grigorovich 1969
  • Symphony in C
    by G. Balanchine 1947
  • The Bright Stream
    by A. Ratmansky 2003
  • The Flames of Paris
    by A. Ratmansky 2008
  • The Golden Age
    by Y. Grigorovich 1982
  • The Lesson
    by F. Flindt 1963
  • The Nutcracker
    by Y. Grigorovich 1966
  • The Pharaoh's Daughter
    by M. Petipa 1862
  • The Sleeping Beauty
    by M. Petipa 1890

Archive Performances

  • Agon
    by G. Balanchine 1957
  • Bolt
    by A. Ratmansky 2005
  • Concerto Barocco
    by G. Balanchine 1941
  • Gaite Parisienne
    by L. Massine 1938
  • Le Tricorne
    by L. Massine 1919
  • Les Presages
    by L. Massine 1933
  • Middle Duet
    by A. Ratmansky 1998
  • Misericordes
    by C. Wheeldon 2007
  • Nijinsky
    by M. Lavrovsky 2000

Persons

  • Abdulin, Karim
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Alexandrova, Maria
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Alexeev, Ivan
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Alizade, Chinara
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Allash, Maria
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Andrienko, Yelena
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Annadurdyev, Batyr
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Antonicheva, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Antropova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Averina, Ksenia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Balukova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Baranov, Yuri
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Belogolovtsev, Dmitri
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Belyakov, Artem
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Biktimirov, Vitaly
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Bolotin, Andrei
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Chudin, Semyon
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Dmitrichenko, Pavel
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Efremov, Dmitri
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Filin, Sergei
    Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
  • Godovsky, Yan
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Golovin, Evgeny
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Gomes, Mariana
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Goryacheva, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Grebenschikova, Yulia
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Grigorovich, Yuri
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Gubanova, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Gudanov, Dmitri
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Hallberg, David
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Kaptsova, Nina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Karaseva, Kristina
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Kern, Ksenia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Khokhlova, Daria
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Khromushin, Egor
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Kishneva, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Kobakhidze, Nelli
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Kretova, Kristina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Kruchkov, Mikhail
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Krysanova, Ekaterina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Kurochkin, Vadim
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lantratov, Vladislav
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Leonova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Liepa, Ilze
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Litvinova, Viktoria
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lobukhin, Mikhail
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Loparevich, Alexey
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Lopatin, Vyacheslav
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Lunkina, Yulia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lunkina, Svetlana
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Marchenkova, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Medvedev, Denis
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Melanin, Andrei
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Merkuriev, Andrei
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Meskova, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Mikhalev, Ivan
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Nakhapetova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Nikulina, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Obraztsova, Yevgenia
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Okuneva, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Ovcharenko, Artem
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Pchelkina, Ksenia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Petukhov, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Pronin, Ruslan
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Prorvich, Maria
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Rebetskaya, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Rodkin, Denis
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Ryzhkina, Marianna
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Savin, Denis
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Semirechenskaya, Irina
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Sharkov, Egor
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Shipulina, Yekaterina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Sitnikov, Andrei
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Skvortsov, Ruslan
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Smirnova, Olga
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Smolyaninov, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Soboleva, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Stashkevich, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Stepanenko, Galina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Surov, Maxim
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Tikhomirova, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Torgunakov, Alexei
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Tsiskaridze, Nikolai
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Tsvirko, Igor
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Turazashvili, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vikharev, Sergei
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Vinogradova, Maria
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vinokur, Anastasia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vlashinets, Angelina
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vodopetov, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Voituk, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Volchkov, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Vorobiev, Alexander
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Vorontsova, Angelina
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Yakusheva, Viktoria
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Zagrebin, Dmitry
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Zakharova, Svetlana
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • 岩田守弘,
    Classical Ballet / Soloist

Archive Persons

  • Burlaka, Yuri
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Gracheva, Nadezhda
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Neporozhny, Vladimir
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Osipova, Natalia
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Ratmansky, Alexei
    Classical Ballet / Choreographer
  • Shpilevsky, Artem
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Uvarov, Andrei
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Vasiliev, Ivan
    Classical Ballet / Principal