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234th Season

Farukh Ruzimatov


Principal Dancer

Born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Gennady Selutsky).
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre as a soloist in 1981. Principal since 1986.

Silver Medallist of the Sixth Varna International Competition (1983), awarded a special diploma by the Paris Academy of Dance.
Won the Baltika prize (1998).
Honoured Artist of Russia (1995).
People?s Artist of Russia (2000).

Repertoire includes:
La Sylphide (James);
Giselle (Albrecht);
La Bayadere (Solor);
Don Quixote (Basil);
Le Corsaire (Ali);
Swan Lake (Siegfried);
Raymonda (Abderakhman);
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire);
The Nutcracker (Prince);
Swan Lake (Siegfried);
Grand pas from "Paquita";
Auber?s Grand pas classique;
The Legend of Love (Ferkhad);
Vinogradov?s The Knight in the Tiger Skin (Tariel);
Fokine?s Sheherazade (Golden Slave), Chopiniana, Spectre de la rose;
Balanchine?s Theme and Variations, Apollo (Apollo), Prodigal Son (Prodigal Son);
Roland Petit?s Carmen (Don Jose), Le Jeune Homme et la Mort;
Goya-Divertissement, created by Jose Antonio for Farukh Ruzimatov.

Has performed as Principal guest dancer with American Ballet Theater and has toured throughout the world with the Kirov Ballet.

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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