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SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – Co- President, international star, prima-ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and La-Scala Theatre

JACOPO GODANI – Choreographer, artistic director of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

JOAQUIN DE LUZ – Artistic director of the Spanish National Dance Company

ELISABETH PLATEL –Director of Paris Opera Ballet School

EDWARD WATSON – Star of the Royal Ballet London

ASHLEY WHEATER – Artistic director of Joffrey Ballet

LILI XIN – Artistic director of Shanghai Ballet



2 JUNE 2020.
The Gala of Ballet Stars, Benois de la Danse – 2020 Nominees: Presentation and Awarding of Winners.

Among this year nominees are dancers from Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, New York City Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, NDT, Shanghai Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (USA), Semper Opera Ballet, Dance Company Dresden-Frankfurt. Preceding the concert, the Jury, under the leadership of Yuri Grigorovich, will announce the names of Benois-2020 laureates.
Besides this year nominees and laureates, the brilliant star of the American Ballet Theatre Herman Cornejo and a premier of the National Ballet of Canada Guillaume Cote will participate in the gala..

3 JUNE 2020.

Stars of Benois de la Danse and Their New Works.
The gala’s program will consist of neo-classical and contemporary pieces created or interpreted for a first time during the last year. Among the participants are: Natalia Osipova and Jason Kittelberger; Amandine Albisson and Mathieu Ganio; Maria Kochetkova and Jon Vallejo; Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding; Sarah Lamb and Edward Watson; Denis Rodkin, Polina Semionova and Ivan Zaitsev; soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Ballet Preljocaj and Benke Rydman company.


David Hallberg will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet

David Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet.


Manuel Legris has been appointed Artistic Director of La Scala Ballet

Manuel Legris, etoile of Paris Opera Ballet, Benois de la Danse member of the Jury and laureate, successful manager and choreographer, has been appointed Artistic Director of La Scala Ballet. He will take his new position next December, at the beginning of the new season.


Carlos Acosta has become Artistic Director of the Royal Birmingham Ballet

A famous Cuban dancer who for many years was a brightest star of the Royal Ballet London, Benois laureate Carlos Acosta has become Artistic Director of the Royal Birmingham Ballet. He started working on his new position in January 2020. Heartfelt congratulations!


Alexander Ekman is preparing the premiere

Alexander Ekman, Swedish choreographer and Benois nominee is preparing the premiere of ballet LIB with the State Ballet Berlin on December 8. The Benois laureates Polina Semionova, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Benois nominee Ksenia Ovsianik are in the cast.


Elisa Carrillo Cabrera received the Petipa Heritage Foundation Award

Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, prima ballerina of the State Ballet of Berlin, laureate of Benois and Mikhail Kaniskin, premier of the State Ballet of Berlin received the Petipa Heritage Foundation Award at the Slovak National Theater. Congratulations!


Svetlana Zakharova in the program “Artificial Selection”

Svetlana Zakharova, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater and Milan's La Scala Theater, co-chairman of the Benois 2019 jury and twice Benois laureate in the program “Artificial Selection” by Grigory Zaslavsky.

Svetlana talks about working on the project MODANSE (Premiere Evening of Svetlana Zakharova), which will be held at the Bolshoi Theater on 26 and 27 November.

Spectators will see two one-act ballets: the premiere of the new edition of “AS BREATH” directed by Mauro Bigonzetti (diplomat BenoiS) and the world premiere of the ballet “GABRIELLE CHANEL” choreographed by Yuri Posokhov ( twice Benois laureate) to the music of the laureate BenoiS Ilya Demutsky.

About the MODANSE project and not only in an interview with Svetlana Zakharova


Svetlana Zakharova was awarded the Order of Merit before the Fatherland 4th degree

World ballet star Svetlana Zakharova (jury member and twice laureate of Benois de la Danse) was awarded the Order of Merit before the Fatherland 4th degree. Congratulations!

“For me, such a high award is a great honor and joy! Ballet is not just a beautiful art, it is first of all a lot of work and work. Not only the work of an artist, but also the work of a teacher! I thank all my teachers who taught me and with whom I work now! Wherever I perform, on the most famous stages of the world, I always proudly represent my Country, my Russia! Thanks to my beloved family, for being always with me, supporting me and helping! I heartily congratulate you all the great, amazing people, heroes who today would also awarded the highest awards! ” Svetlana Zakharova

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