Zelensky Igor

Zelensky Igor
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Classical Ballet / Artistic Director

Igor Zelensky was born in Labinsk. After graduating from the Tbilisi School of Ballet (class of V. Chabukiani) he trained at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of G. Selutsky), from where he graduated in 1988 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company. In 1990 he was guest soloist with the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and between 1992 and 1997 he was principal dancer with New York City Ballet. From 1996 to 2001 he appeared as guest soloist with London\\\'s Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. Igor has also performed as principal guest soloist at La Scala Milan, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Colón Theatre Buenos Aires and theatres in Boston, San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro. In 2000 he was principal guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and from 2001 to 2006 he was Assistant Director and choreographer of the Athens Opera House. Since 2006 Igor Zelensky has been Artistic Director of the Ballet Company of the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since June 2011 - Artistic Director with Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Company.

  • People\\\'s Artist of the Russian Federation 2008
  • Laureate of the Fourth International Ballet Competition in Paris 1990
  • Awarded the Baltika Prize 2001
  • Laureate of the Paradise STD prize 2007


  • DVD: Warner Music Vision 2006
    Swan Lake (Siegfried) 1990
  • DVD: Art Haus Music
    KIROV CLASSICS - Ballets in Profile 1991
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  • Novosibirsk Ballet
  • Mariinsky/Kirov Ballet
    St. Petersburg
  • Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet


  • La Bayadere
    by M. Petipa 1877
  • Giselle
    by M. Petipa, J. Perrot, J. Coralli
  • Paquita
    by M. Petipa 1848
  • The Sleeping Beauty
    by M. Petipa 1890
  • The Nutcracker
    by V. Vainonen 1934
  • Swan Lake
    by L. Ivanov, M. Petipa 1895
  • Don Quixote
    by A. Gorskiy, M. Petipa
  • Sheherazade
    by M. Fokine 1910
  • The Young Lady and the Hooligan
    by K. Boyarsky 1962
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by L. Lavrovsky 1940
  • Apollo
    by G. Balanchine 1928
  • Theme and Variations
    by G. Balanchine 1947
  • Jewels
    by G. Balanchine 1967