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234th Season

Denis Matvienko


Principal Dancer
Prize-winner at the IV International Ballet Competition in Luxemburg (1997, Grand Prix);
Prize-winner at the III International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Competition in Budapest (1998, Grand Prix);
Prize-winner at the III International Modern Dance and Classical Choreography Competition in Nagoya (Japan, 1999, Gold Medal and Vaslav Nijinsky Prize);
Prize-winner at the Х International Moscow Ballet Dancers? and Choreographers? Competition (Moscow, 2005, Grand Prix)

Born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine).
Between 1989 and 1997 he studied at the Kiev State School of Dance, class of Valery Parsegov.
As a student of the graduation class, he made his debut at the National Opera of Ukraine in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty as Prince Desire.
From June 1997 to 2001 he was a soloist with the National Academic Shevchenko Opera and Ballet Theatre (Kiev).
From March 2001 to March 2002 he was a first soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre.
During that season at the Mariinsky Theatre, he performed in La Sylphide (James), Le Corsaire (Ali), Don Quixote (Basilio) and Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies) as well as in premiere performances of Prodigal Son (Prodigal Son) by George Balanchine and Cinderella (Prince) by Alexei Ratmansky.
From January 2003 to October 2007 – Principal Dancer with the Ukrainian National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
From October 2007 to March 2009 – Principal Dancer with the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
Guest Soloist:
From 2002 – New National Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
Since October 2005 – Bolshoi State Academic Theatre of Russia
Since May 2007 – Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Since February 2007 – Grand Opera, Paris, France
Repertoire includes:
Le Corsaire (Conrad, Slave); The Nutcracker (Prince); Raymonda (Jean de Brienne); Don Quixote (Basilio), choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky; Don Quixote (Basilio), choreography by Rudolf Nureyev; The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire); Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried); Giselle (Albrecht); Carmen Suite (Escamillo, Toreador, Jose), choreography by Alberto Alonso; La Sylphide (James); La Bayadere (Solor); Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan; Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky; Prodigal Son (Prodigal Son); Theme and Variations and Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies); Alexei Ratmansky's La Fille mal gardee (Colline) and Cinderella (Prince); Michel Fokine?s Chopiniana; Kenneth MacMillan?s Manon (Des Grieux); Asami Maki?s The Three Musketeers (D?Artagnan) and La Dame aux camellias (Armand); Yuri Grigorovich?s The Golden Age (Boris) and Georgy Kovtun's Spartacus (Spartacus).
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since April 2009.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg

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