Танцовщица года на международной сцене
For two years in succession a Bolshoi Ballet ballerina has carried off the Positano Léonide Massine Prize for the Art of Dance (in the Dancer of the Year on the International Stage nomination). This time round the prize was won by Bolshoi Theatre ballerina Ekaterina Krysanova!

Наш лауреат журнала "Tanz"
Our Tanz (Dance) magazine laureate!
Summing up the results of the outgoing theatre season, the authoritative German Tanz (Dance) magazine has voted Bolshoi Ballet premier Vladislav Lantratov 2015 Dancer of the Year. Lantratov is in good company: ballerina of the year is Alina Cojocaru, and choreographer — Marco Goecke, (while Company of the Year is Deutsche ballet am Rhein).

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet

Denis Rodkin is promoted from the Leading Soloists to Principals; Maria Vinogradova — from the First Soloists to the Leading Soloists, Maria Semenyachenko — from the Soloists to the First Soloists; Alexander Vodopetov — from Artists to the Soloists.

Promotion in the Bolshoi Ballet
Anna Nikulina, Anastasia Stashkevich are promoted from the Leading Soloists to Principals; Artemy Belyakov — from the Soloist to the Leading Soloist, Denis Savin and Igor Tsvirko — from the First Soloists to the Leading Soloists; Daria Khokhlova, Yuri Baranov — from the Soloists to the First Soloists; Anastasia Vinokur, Angelina Karpova, Ana Turazashvili and Alexander Smoliyaninov — from Artists to the Soloists.


On 18th April, the legendary Bolshoi Theatre dancer, one of the most outstanding ballet artists of the 20th century, People’s artist of the USSR Vladimir Vasiliev will be celebrating his 75th birthday. Just as energetic and active as ever, Vasiliev has decided to give his audiences a surprise on his birthday: on April 18, the Bolshoi will be hosting a new Vladimir Vasiliev production on its main stage: Give us Peace, to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor, performed by the Tatar State Musa Jalil Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.


Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company soloist Olga Kulchinskaya wins the 2015 Francisco Viňas International Singing Contest.


Venera Gimadieva and Bogdan Volkov were prize-winners at the 2015 Paris Opera Competition.


Ana Turazashvili has been included in Dance Magazine’s (see January issue) 25-to-Watch List for 2015 — a top list of recommended young dancers to keep an eye on in the new year.

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