List of the Jury 2019

DIRK BADENHORST – CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition, Director of Mzansi Ballet andCuDanSA school;
TED BRANDSEN – Director of Het National Ballet;
SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – Primaballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia;
ANA LAGUNA – International Star, ballet master and coach;
AGNES LETESTU –Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, costume designer;
VLADIMIR MALAKHOV – International Star, coach, choreographer;
RACHEL MOORE – President and CEO of the LosAngeles Music Center.


Benois de la Danse-2019

The 27th edition of the Benois de la Danse Festival will take place on May 21 and 22 at the Historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The outstanding Russian choreographer Yuri Grigorovich is the Head of the Program. This year nominees and laureates of the previous years will participate in the galas.


Brooklyn Mack will join American Ballet Theatre

Brooklyn Mack, a former member of The Washington Ballet, ABT Studio Company and Benois nominee, will join American Ballet Theatre as Guest Artist during the Company’s 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Mack will dance the role of Ali in Le Corsaire at the matinee on Wednesday, June 12 and the role of Conrad on the evenings of Thursday, June 13 and Saturday, June 15.


Yuri Grigorovich turns 92 today

Yuri Grigorovich, the founder of Benois de la Danse, its Chairman and President of the Jury turns 92 today. The Benois team is sending to dear Maestro our heartfelt congratulations!


The Stanislavsky Music Theatre celebrated 100 years

The Stanislavsky Music Theatre celebrated 100 years. The best directors and choreographers, worldly known, always collaborated with the company.I have been working here for already two years, and I feel an incredible connection with the whole troupe. This is a long way, a lot of serious work, but all we are doing
is sincere and from the heart. All these years we are making history together, — said Laurant Hilaire, ex-etoile of Paris Opera, a world star, Benois member of the Jury and laureate.


Premiere of Bayadere took place on the stage of Perm Opera House

Premiere of Bayadere by Artistic Director of Perm Ballet Alexey Miroshnichenko (Benois nominee) took place on the stage of Perm Opera House. The roles of protagonists were danced by Benois laureates Natalia Osipova and Vladislav Lantratov. Maria Alexandrova (Benois nominee) danced the role of Gamzatti.


For Lifetime Achievement in theatre

Ex-primaballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, balletmaster, coach, teacher and member of Benois de la Danse Jury has been named laureate of the Golden Mask Prize for Lifetime Achievement in theatre.


The Vaganova Academy and its rector…

The Vaganova Academy and its rector, Benois laureate Nikolay Tsiskaridze won the International Competition Constellation of Talents and were awarded by the Likhachev's Prize.

Rewarding timed to the Year of Ballet in Russia and to the 280 years to the Vaganova Academy.


Olga Smirnova will participate in a new show on ice Swan Lake

Prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, Benois laureate Olga Smirnova will participate in a new Jana Rudkovskaya — Evgeny Pluschenko's project — show on ice Swan Lake, after the famous Tchaikovsky's ballet. This is an experiment, this is a sensation, this is a true creative collaboration of two genres — ballet and figure skating. Russian ballet and Russians Olympic Champions, what we may be proud of in our country, — said Yana Rudkovskaya. Director of the show — Sergey Filin, Benois member of the Jury and laureate. Ballet-Fairy tale Swan Lake will be performed from 20 to 31 of December, 2018 at the new Arena Park.


Nureyev's ballet has been named The Best Musical Performance

Nureyev, Yury Possokhov and Kirill Serebrennikov's ballet created for the Bolshoi Theater of Russia has been named The Best Musical Performance by the vote of the Audience Award Star of a Theatre Goer. The music of this ballet was written by Ilya Demutsky.

In 2018 Yury Possokhov, Ilya Demutsky, Kirill Serebrennikov and Vladislav Lantratov (for the role of protagonist) received Benois de la Danse for this ballet.

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