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Altynai Asylmuratova

Asylmuratova at the Mikhailovsky, Ayupova at Vaganova

Having resigned from the Vaganova Academy, Altynai Asylmuratova has taken a job at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In an oddly symmetrical move, another former Maryinsky ballerina, Zhanna Ayupova, will move from the Mikhailovsky to the Vaganova Academy.

Asylmuratova resigns from Vaganova Academy

Izvestia reports that Altynai Asylmuratova has resigned as artistic director of the Vaganova Academy. 

Protests over Tsiskaridze’s Vaganova appointment

Leading figures in the ballet world, in St Petersburg and abroad, have protested against the unexpected appointment of Nikolai Tsiskaridze as acting rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Former rector Vera Dorofeeva and artistic director Altynai Asylmuratova were suddenly dismissed in favour of Tsiskaridze and Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina. Tsiskaridze has since announced that Asylmuratova […]

Update: changes at the Vaganova Academy

The Russian newspaper Izvestia has published an interview with Vera Dorofeeva, who has been replaced by Nikolai Tsiskaridze as Rector of the Vaganova Academy.

Vaganova Academy: Tsiskaridze and Lopatkina appointed

Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky has announced that Nikolai Tsiskaridze is to be appointed rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina will succeed Altynai Asylmuratova as the school’s artistic director, combining the new role with her stage career. The current rector, Vera Dorofeeva, will be offered a new […]

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