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Uliana Lopatkina

Cast changes: the Maryinsky in London

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Maria Shirinkina and Daniil Korsuntsev will not be dancing in the Maryinsky Ballet’s London season this summer.

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 […]

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 […]

Beijing International Ballet and Choreographer Competition

Beijing’s second International Ballet and Choreography competition will be held from July 5 to 13. Tonight’s sold-out opening gala features San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu (pictured) alongside 2011 winners Ma Xiaodong, Zhan Xinlu, Li Renxiu and Wang Yun.

Last of the Maryinsky season

The Maryinsky Ballet concludes its London season this week. Ekaterina Kondaurova and American star David Hallberg dance Swan Lake tonight, followed on Tuesday by Anna Karenina, a UK premiere.

Dance this week: more from the Maryinsky

The Maryinsky Ballet continue their London season this week, dancing the Homage to Fokineprogramme at the Royal Opera House tonight. Casting includes Anastasia Petushkova as the Firebird, plus Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Scheherazade.

Dance this week

We welcome The Maryinsky Ballet, whose London summer season opens at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden tonight.

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