Classical ballet is a life-story told without a single word that instantly lifts you up. It’s a lifestyle filled with raw feelings, hidden struggles, and hard work.

Classical Ballet

The classical ballet Repertoire is a perfect and undistorted sample of choreographic masterpieces created by Paul Taglioni, August Bournonville, Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Michael Fokin,  Alexander Gorsky , Vakhtang Chabukiani, Agrippina Vaganova, Vicotr Gsovsky,  Vasili Vainonen and other outstanding choreographers, where the main thing is choreography drawing, high-quality performance of each ballet movement, comprehension of nuances and details of performance, understanding of aesthetics, penetration into stylistic features, musicality and artistry.

I am in love with the choreography of the old masters, esp. Marius Petipa and his followers. I feel the continuity of generations in it and see its natural evolution.

One time, I was taught a good lesson. At one of the competitions, after watching a variation performed by a student from the school where I worked, my collegue from the Vaganova Academy of the Russian Ballet noted angrily but fairly, ‘If you graduated from Vaganova Academy, you must show the variation correctly and have no right to do otherwise.’ From that point on, I never made a concession otherwise and have always tried to adhere to the choreographic ‘text’ and to the original choreography of the Mariinsky Ballet and my school as close as possible. On the other hand, what a blessing it is that there are archival records now available, reconstructions of some ballets of Petipa's era made in various countries, and many exciting documents and studies been published. It provides a great source for thought, is moving and inspiring.

 

Repertoire:
Variations, Pas de Deux, Pas de Trois and other

 

THE GISELLE

Composer: Adolphe Adam;  Ludwig Minkus (Var. Gisielle, 1 act)
Choreography: Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli (Paris, 1841), Marius Petipa (S-P, 1884)

 

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL OF GENZANO

Composer: Edvard Helsted; Choreography: August Bournonville (Copenhagen, 1858), 
Harald Lander (London, 1949), Peter Gusev-Ludija Tuntina-George Konishchev (S-P, 1978)
Pas de Deux

 

LA SYLPHIDE

Composer: Herman Severin Løvenskjold; Choreography: August Bournonville (Copenhagen, 1836), Elsa-Marianna von Rosen (S-P, 1981)

 

LA FILLE MAL GARDE

Composer: Peter Ludwig Hertel, Riccardo Drigo, Johann Armsheimer
Choreography: Marius Petipa-Lev Ivanov (S-P, 1885), Alexander Gorsky (Moscow, 1903), Feodor Lopukhov (S-P, 1944)

 

HARLEQUINADE

Composer: Riccardo Drigo; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1900), Fedor Lopukhov (S-P, 1933), Peter Gusev (S-P, 1975)

 

LE CORSAIRE

Composer: Adolf Adan, Caesar Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Peter Oldenburg; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1863), Peter Gusev (S-P, 1987), Vakhtang Chabukiani (ind. dances)

 

LA BAYADERE

Composer: Ludwig Minkus;
Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1877), Vladimir Ponomarev (S-P, 1941, 1948), Vakhtang Chabukiani (ind.dances), Konstantin Sergeev (ind. dances), Nikolai Zubkovsky (Golden Idol)

 

THE PAQUITA GRAND PAS

Composer: Ludwig Minkus; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P,1881), Agrippina Vaganova (S-P, 1925), Konstantin Boyarsky (S-P, 1957), Yury  Burlaka (S-P, 2017)

Grand Pas, Variations 1-9

 

THE NUTCRACKER

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Choreography: Lev Ivanov (S-P, 1892), Vasili Vainonen (S-P, 1934), George Balanchine (NY, 1954), Rudolf Nureyev (Paris, 1985)
Grand Pas de Deux, Variations, Waltz of Flowers, Snowflakes and other

 

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1890), Feodor Lopukhov (S-P, 1922), Konstantin  Sergeyev (S-P, 1952, 1989), Sergey Vikharev (S-P, 1999)

 

THE SWAN LAKE

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Choreography: Lev Ivanov-Marius Petipa (S-P, 1895), Konstantin Sergeyev (S-P, 1950)

 

THE RAYMONDA

Composer: Alexander Glazunov; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1898), Konstantin Sergeyev (S-P, 1948), Feodor Lopukhov (Pizzicatto variation)

 

THE TALISMAN

Composer: Riccardo Drigo; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P,1889), Vladimir Ponomarev-Alexander Shiryaev (S-P, 1926)                
Pas de deux of Niriti and Vayou, the Wing God

 

THE DON QUIXOTE

Composer: Ludwig Minkus; Choreography: Marius Petipa (Moscow, 1869 and S-P, 1871), Alexander Gorsky (S-P, 1902), Vladimir Ponomarev-Leonid Lavrovsky (S-P, 1941), Nina Anisimova (Gypsy and Oriental dance), Fyodor Lopukhov (Fandango)

 

THE FLAMES OF PARIS

Composer: Boris Asafiev; Choreography: Vasili Vainonen (S-P, 1932), Alexey Ratmansky (Moscow, 2008), Michael Messerer (S-P, 2013)

 

LES GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE

Composer: Daniel-Francois Auber; Choreography: Victor Gsovsky
First given at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on the 12th november 1949 with Yvette Chauviré and Wladimir Skouratoff

 

THE LAURENCIA

Composer: Alexander Krain; Choreography: Vakhtang Chabukiani (S-P, 1939)

 

LA ESMERALDA

Composer: Cesare Pugni; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1886), Agrippina Vaganova (S-P, 1935)

 

THE SATANELLA

Composer: Cesare Pugni; Choreography: Marius Petipa (S-P, 1848, 1866), Evgeny Kocharov (S-P, 1976)

Pas de Deux

 

THE CHOPINIAN  

Composer: Frederic Chopin; Choreography: Mikhail Fokin (S-P, 1908), Agrippina Vaganova (S-P, 1931)

 

THE AWAKENING FLORA

Composer: Riccardo Drigo; Choreography: Marius Petipa-Lev Ivanov (S-P, 1894), Sergey Vikharev (S-P, 1894)

 

THE FAIRY DOLL

Composer: Josef Bayer, other authors; Choreography: Nikolai and Sergei Legat (S-P, 1903), Vladimir Ponomarev (S-P, 1932), Konstantin Sergeev (S-P, 1998), Nikolay Tsiskaridze (S-P, 2016)

 

WALPURGIS NIGHT variation

Composer: Charles Gounod; Choreography: Leonid Lavrovsky (Moscow, 1949)

Competitions

I have a good experience in preparing my students for participation in contests. One of the important missions of ballet competitions is to enable everyone who is engaged in ballet to meet, communicate, learn, and be inspired in the atmosphere of like-minded people. The competition perfectly shapes the character, stimulates the creative process, develops the individuality. For the participant of the competition, this is an in-depth work on the repertoire and additional work on oneself. The competition really gives fame and immediately! Each my student is prepared in accordance with their individual plan, the task of which is to expand technical and artistic potential and enhance the stage skills and capabilities.

www.prixdelausanne.org
www.worldballetcompetition.com
www.usaibc.com
www.yagp.org
www.tanzolymp.com
www.moscowballetcompetition.com
www.vkibc.org
www.varna-ibc.org
www.bariballetcompetition.com
www.concorsointernazionaledanza.it