Vasiliev Ivan (Dancer)<BR>

Ivan Vasiliev

Dancer

Born in Vladivostok. In 2006 after graduating from the Belarusian State Choreographic College joined the National Academic Bolshoi Ballet Theatre of Belarus as a principle dancer. During his studies performed on the stage of that theatre the part of Basil in Don Quixote (Valentin Yelizariev production) and the part of Ali in Le Corsaire (Pyotr Gusev production).

With the Belarusian State Choreographic College participated in tours to Cyprus.
In 2006 he took part in Nuriev's International Festival of Classical Ballet in Kazan, where performed Ali in Le Corsaire
.

Awards

In 2004, he won the 3rd prize at the International Competition of ballet dancers in Varna (Bulgaria).
In 2005, he won the 1st prize at the International Competition of ballet dancers in Moscow.
In 2006, he won the 1st prize at the Open Competition of ballet dancers "Arabesque" in Perm (Russia) and Grand Pris at the International Competition of ballet dancers in Varna.

At the Bolshoi Theatre

At the beginning of the season 2006/07 he joined the Bolshoi Ballet. He is going to make his Bolshoi Theatre debut in the part of Basil in Don Quixote.

Repertory

2006
Basilio (Don Quixote, choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky in a version by Alexei Fadeyechev)
Colas (Louis Herolds La Fille mal gardee; choreography by Frederick Ashton)

2007
The Bronze Idol (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Soloist (Misericordes to music by Arvo Part; Christopher Wheeldon сreation)
Pas d'Esclaves (Le Corsaire; production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa) - was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre
Shepherd/Three Shepherds
(Spartacus)
Class Concert to music by different composers; choreography by Asaf Messerer)

2008
Conrad (Le Corsaire)
Philippe (Boris Asafiev's The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
Spartacus (Spartacus) - debut on the Bolshoi Theatre tour in Amsterdam

2009
Solor (La Bayadere)

2010
The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)

Tours

In 2006 he took part in the 20th International Ballet Festival in Havana where, together with Natalia Osipova, he danced the pas de deux from Boris Asafiev's The Flames of Paris (choreography V. Vaynonen) and the pas de deux from Don Quixote.
In 2008, he participated with Natalia Osipova in the Stars of Today and Tomorrow  Gala Concert (pas de deux from The Flames of Paris) which wound up the Youth America Grand Prix 9th International Competition of Ballet School Pupils, founded in 1999 by the former Bolshoi Ballet dancers Gennadi Saveliev and Larisa Savelieva;
he appeared in Kazan in gala concerts winding up the Rudolf Nureyev International Festival of Classical Ballet, dancing the pas de deux from The Flames of Paris (partnered by Bolshoi Ballet soloist Natalia Osipova);
he participated in a Gala Concert of ballet dancers at the Lyons Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules (variations and coda from Don Quixote, pas de deux from The Flames of Paris, partner - Natalia Osipova);
within the framework of the First Siberian Ballet Festival, he appeared in the Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet production of Don Quixote, dancing the part of Basil (Kitri - Natalia Osipova);
he appeared as Count Albrecht in the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet production of Giselle (with Natalia Osipova in the title role);
2009 - he danced Solor in La Bayadere (choreography Marius Petipa in a version by V. Ponomaryov, V. Chabukiani, with individual dances by Konstantin Sergeyev, N. Zubkovsky; staged by Igor Zelensky) with the Ballet Company of the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Nikia - Natalia Osipova);
within the framework of the 2nd Siberian Ballet Festival he appeared as Basil in a Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet production of Don Quixote (Kitri - Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet soloist Anna Zharova).

Awards

In 2007, he was awarded the Triumph youth grant prize.
In 2008, he was awarded Soul of Dance Prize in the category "Rising Stars" from Ballet Magazine and received National Dance Awards Critics' Circle (after the Bolshoi Theatre tour in London) in the category "Spotlight Award".
In 2009, he won and the Benois de la danse International Dance Association prize for his interpretation of the roles of Conrad (Le Corsaire) and Philippe (The Flames of Paris).

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Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia