Раду Поклитару


Born in Chișinău to a family of ballet dancers, Radu Poklitaru is acclaimed as one of the leading choreographers today.
In 1991 graduated from the Perm State Choreographic College. In 1999 graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music as a ballet master (studied under professor Valentin Elizariev, Merited Artist of the USSR).
In 1991-2001 was a company dancer of the National Opera and Ballet of Belarus.In 2001-2002 was the principal ballet master of the Moldova National Opera.

His works as a choreographer include:

Women in D Minor
to the music by Bach, Odessa College of Arts and Humanities, 2001.
The World is not Ending at One’s House Door to the music by Gustav Mahler and Josquin des Prez, Minsk State Musical Theatre, 1999.
La spectre de la rose to the music by Carl Maria von Weber, Minsk State Musical Theatre, 2001.
Carmen to a fantasy based on Bizet’s opera, Moldova National Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2001.
Carmen Suite to Rodion Shchedrin’s arrangement of Bizet’s music, Odessa College of Arts and Humanities, 2002.
In pivo veritas to Irish folk music and music of Renaissance composers, Minsk State Musical Theatre, 2002.
Pictures at an Exhibition to the music by Modest Mussorgsky, National Opera of Ukraine, 2002.
The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, National Opera of Ukraine, 2002.
Boléro and Waltz by Maurice Ravel, Moldova National Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2003.
Othello’s Birthday to the music by Sergei Prokofiev, Russian Chamber Ballet ‘Moscow’, 2004.
The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2004.
Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev, Latvian National Opera, 2005, music by Oleg Khodosko since 2006.
Princess Ateh, or Revelations of Khazar Princess, a one-woman opera by Ghenadie Ciobanu, staged in collaboration with director Petru Vutcărău, Moldova National Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2005.
Le forze del destino, opéra-ballet to the music of various composers, Vladimir Filippov Arts Foundation, Kiev, 2005.

In 2006 Radu Poklitaru established his own KYIV MODERN BALLET Theatre, encouraged and sponsored by a Ukrainian philantropist Vladimir Filippov. There he created the following ballets:

to the music by Bizet, 2006.
Romeo and Juliet (SHAKESPEARIMENTS) to the music by Tchaikovsky, Handel and Renaissance composers, 2007.
Boléro to th music by Maurice Ravel, 2007.
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, 2007.
№ 6 Ward to the music by Arvo Pärt, 2008.
Underground to the music by Pēteris Vasks, 2008.
Quartet-a-tête by Ad Maas, 2010.
In pivo veritas to Irish folk music and music of Renaissance composers, 2011.
Intersection, ballet tryptich to the music by Myroslav Skoryk, 2012.
Hereven to the music by Vladimir Nikolaev, 2012.
The Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.
Women in D Minor to the music by Bach, 2014.
The Long Christmas Dinner to the music by Vivaldi, 2014.

In 2012-2013 Poklitaru was an artistic director of the Kiev Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth.

In 2014 choreographed the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies in Sochi. Opening ceremony included a mini-ballet
The First Ball of Natasha Rostova to the music of various composers, featuring ex- and current members of the Bolshoi ballet company: Svetlana Zakharova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Ivan Vasiliev and Alexander Petukhov.

Poklitaru’s portfolio includes more than 30 full-length and one-act ballets staged in various European houses, such as the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Russian Chamber Ballet ‘Moscow’, the Stanislavsky Music Theatre, Moldova National Opera, Latvian National Opera, Belarus National Opera and National Opera of Ukraine.