AUDITION RESULTS 2020

We congratulate all the young artists who came to St. Petersburg and on January 11 demonstrated their skills to representatives of the world's leading theaters. Your participation in the competition at the Vaganova Ballet Academy is already a very big victory!

HOW WAS THE AUDITION GO?

The organizers received more than 100 applications for participation from 20 countries of the world. 70 participants from 19 countries were invited to the onsite (face-to-face) stage. Denis Matvienko, the creator of the project «Ballet of the Future», artistic director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatку, explained: “Since this is an aesthetic form of art, first of all, it is visual proportions, technical training. There are many criteria: both the professional level and the level of the school. "

The jury consisted of representatives of 11 theatres, 7 of them chose performers for themselves. Royal Swedish Ballet, Finnish National Ballet; The Polish National Theatre, Dortmund Theatre, Monte Carlo Ballet; Slovene National Theatre. And, of course, - Mikhailovsky and Mariinsky. This is where young artists from other countries dream of getting.

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Andrian Fadeev
(The Ballet theatre. Leonid Jacobson)
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Boris Eifman
(Boris Eifman ballet theatre)
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Denis Matvienko
(Novosibirsk academic Opera and ballet theatre)
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Edward Clug
(Slovene National Theatre)
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Krzysztof Pastor
(Polish National Ballet)
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Madeleine Onne
(Finnish National Ballet)
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Nacho Duato
(The Mikhailovsky theatre)
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Nicolas Le Riche
(Royal Swedish Ballet)
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Xin Peng Wang
(Theater Dortmund)
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Yuri Fateev
(Mariinsky theatre)

I dream of proposals from Russian theaters, because Russian ballet has a huge history, and the Vaganova Ballet Academy is very popular in the world and everyone is trying to adhere to it”, said Milana Milosevic, a casting participant from Serbia.

The Mariinsky Theatre places high demands on future artists: “First of all, the Mariinsky Theatre want to see artists who have gone through the school where we are now, those students who studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, because the entire repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre is based on this school and therefore, let's say, representatives of other schools are possible, but this is an exception”, said Yuri Fateev, acting head of the Mariinsky Theatre.

The participants' work on the presented variations is colossal! Iskander Anvarov, a young artist from Moscow, says: “To be honest, I am self-critical of myself, but I work tirelessly. I try, I work." Iskander prepared a difficult to perform variation - "Grand Pa Classic" to the music of Aubert.

A strict jury selected 20 participants. We will not disclose the names for now. The guys have to learn, but new stars have already shone within the walls of the Vaganova Academy.

It was decided to make the "Ballet of the Future" project annual. Therefore, if you have not applied this year, welcome to the Audition «Ballet of the Future».

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT CASTING 2020

TV Сhannel «MIR 24»

«There are choose performers for the world's leading theaters in St. Petersburg»

 

TV CHANNEL «SAINT-PETERSBURG»

«A project for ballet dancers has started in St. Petersburg, which hasn’t analogues in Russia and the CIS»

 

TV CHANNEL «RUSSIA 1» SAINT PETERSBURG

«The Vaganova Ballet Academy hosted an international Audition "Ballet of the Future »

This is Russia's first international professional audition of young ballet dancers at the highest level. Participants of the “Ballet of the Future” audition will have a unique opportunity to work with the leading masters of the Russian ballet school and will be able to demonstrate their skills to directors of the best ballet companies.

Nikolai Tsiskaridze

The international audition “Ballet of the Future”, which will be held in January 2020 in St. Petersburg, is designed not only to unite young ballet dancers and present them to representatives of leading ballet companies, but also to open new perspectives and horizons for each audition participant.

Denis Matvienko

The development of the Russian ballet school is impossible without the emergence of new names. I am sure that the St. Petersburg audition will open for all of us real future stars.

Edward Clug

Participation in audition is always a risk and a fight against your own fears. However, this is the only way to declare yourself and reveal your own talent.

Andrian Fadeev

Each participant of the “Ballet of the Future” audition is unique. The artists have a lot of work, daily challenges, triumphs and defeats. However, all this is the path to success.

Krzysztof Pastor

Contrary to the Russian proverb “houses and walls help,” ballet dancers are helped by inspiration, perseverance and self-confidence. Remember this on any scene before any performance.

Yuri Fateev