He received Golden Mask, Kyiv Pectoral, Liberty award as well as he is the prize winner of Serge Lifar Award, Benois de la danse, Dance Magazine, Critics’ Circle National Dance Award, Bessie Awards, Shostakovich International Award.

He was made Knight of the Order of the Danish Flag; Merited Artist of Ukraine, gold medal winner of Diaghilev Independent Competition in Moscow; MacArthur Fellow; Rolex Mentor and Protégé.

Алексей Ратманский


Alexei Ratmansky graduated from Moscow State Academy of Choreography in 1986, trained under Pyotr Pestov. Was a principal dancer with National Opera of Ukraine, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (Canada), Royal Danish Ballet.

He staged ballets Russian Seasons, Concerto DSCH, Namouna, Pictures at an Exhibition, Odessa for the New York City Ballet;
Poems of Ecstasy, Middle Duet, Cinderella, Little Humpbacked Horse for the Mariinsky Theatre;
Psyche for the Paris Opera Ballet;
24 preludes for the Royal Ballet;
ballet Opera for La Scala;
Don Quixote after Petipa and Gorsky and Souvenir d’un lieu cher for Dutch National Ballet;
A Fairy’s Kiss for the National Opera of Ukraine;
Carnival of Animals, From Foreign Lands for the San Francisco Ballet;
Turandot’s Dream, Nutcracker, Anna Karenina, The Golden Cockerel for the Royal Danish Ballet;
The Firebird for the Royal Swedish Ballet;
Scuola di Balla for the Australian Ballet;
Paquita after Petipa and Mazilier for the Bavarian State Ballet (partnered with D. Fullington);
Swan Lake after Petipa and Ivanov for the Ballet Zurich;
Romeo and Juliet for the National Ballet of Canada;
Symphonic Dances for the Miami City Ballet;
Bizet variations for the State Ballet of Georgia;
Tanzsuite for Dresden Semperoper Ballett;
La Bayadere after Petipa for the Berlin State Ballet;
Flight to Budapest and Bolero for Copenhagen International Ballet.

He choreographed new dances for the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Aida.

Worked with ballet icons: created solo piece Valse-Fantasy for Mikhail Baryshnikov; Charms of Mannerism, Dreams of Japan, Leah for Nina Annaniashvili; Pierrot Lunaire for Diana Vishneva; Fandango for Wendy Whelan; Valse Triste for Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg. Choreographed ballets in Helsinki, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Seattle, Philadelphia, Milan, Havana, Hong Kong, Atlanta, Washington DC etc.

In 2004-09, Ratmansky was Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre. For the Bolshoi Theatre, he choreographed, among others, productions of Bright Stream, Bolt, Le Corsaire after Petipa (in partnership with Y. Burlaka), Flames of Paris after Vainonen, Lost Illusions, Jeu de Cartes, and Capriccio. For the Bolshoi Ballet artists, he staged piece Old Women Falling Out which was premiered in the framework of Territoria Festival.

He joined American Ballet Theatre as Artist in Residence in January 2009. For ABT he mounted such productions as Shostakovich Trilogy (The Ninth Symphony, Chamber Symphony, Piano Concerto No. 1), On The Dnieper, Tempest, Dumbarton, Seven Sonatas, Whipped Cream, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Songs of Bukovina, The Seasons, as well as Sleeping Beauty and Harlequinade after Petipa.

He has been a member of the panel of judges for international competitions in New York, Jackson, and Beijing.