Posted on October 28, 2013
Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Nikolai Tsiskaridze, who recently left the Bolshoi Theatre after several reprimands and a court case, will become Rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. The current rector, Vera Dorofeyeva, will be offered a new position.
The paper also reports that Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina is to succeed Altynai Asylmuratova as the school’s artistic director, combining the new role with her stage career.
With thanks to Tony Devereux for translation.