234th Season

Mariinsky II (New Theatre)

16 June
2019 | Sunday
Stars of the Stars
Mariinsky Ballet Star Kimin Kim gala
Artists Credits
Cast to be announced


I act of the ballet DON QUIXOTE
Music by Ludwig Minkus 
Choreography by Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa 
Set design: Alexander Golovin and Konstantin Korovin 
Costume design: Konstantin Korovin
Kitri: Viktoria Tereshkina 
Basilio: Kimin Kim 
Gamache: Dmitry Pykhachov 
Espada: Konstantin Zverev 
Street Dancer: Yekaterina Osmolkina 
Flower-Sellers: Vlada Borodulina, Shamala Guseinova

To music by Johann Sebastian Bach 
(Passacaglia in С Minor, BWV 582, arranged for full orchestra by Ottorino Respighi) 
Libretto by Jean Cocteau 
Choreography by Roland Petit 
Production Choreographer: Luigi Bonino 
Lighting Designer: Jean-Michel Désiré 
Set Designer: Georges Wakhevitch 
Costume Designer: Karinska
The Youth: Kimin Kim 
Death: Ekaterina Kondaurova

THE KINGDOM OF SHADES scene from the ballet LA BAYADÈRE 
Music by Ludwig Minkus 
Choreography by Marius Petipa (1877) 
Revised choreography by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani (1941) 
Costumes by Yevgeny Ponomarev 
Set Design by Mikhail Shishliannikov
Nikia: Marianela Nuñez 
Solor: Kimin Kim 
Trio of Shades: Daria Ionova, Anastasia Nuikina, May Nagahisa


Kimin Kim 

• Prize-winner at international ballet competitions in Rome (1st prize, 2008), Moscow (2nd prize, 2009), Seoul (1st prize, 2009), Jackson (2nd prize, 2010) and Varna (1st prize, 2010)
• Grand Prix at the Arabesque international ballet competition (Perm, 2012)
• Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix international competition (New York, 2012)
• Winner (together with Renata Shakirova) of Rossiya-Kultura TV's project Grand Ballet (2016)
• Recipient of the Benois de la Danse prize (2016)

Born in Seoul.
Graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik). For half a year he was a trainee with the Mariinsky Ballet. At the Mariinsky Theatre, he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov).
From 2012 he was a soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet and since 2015 he has been a principal dancer.

In 2012 together with The Youth Ballet of Asia he appeared in Krasnoyarsk at the Asian-Pacific Nations’ International Music Festival.

On several occasions he has taken part in the Rudolf Nureyev International Classical Ballet Festival, held in Kazan; in 2013 at the Tatar Academic State Musa Jalil Opera and Ballet Theatre he performed the role of Basilio in Don Quixote while in 2014 he appeared as Solor in La Bayadère. In 2014 at the Buryatia Opera and Ballet Theatre he performed the role of Basilio in Don Quixote (production by Morihiro Iwata).

In 2014 at the III International Ballet Festival in Moscow with the Kremlin Ballet he performed the role of Basilio in Don Quixote (Vladimir Vasiliev’s version). In 2015 At the Bashkiria State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ufa as part of the Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival he performed the role of Albrecht in the ballet Giselle and in Yakutsk at the All-Russian ballet festival The White Crane at the State Sivtsev Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) he performed the role of Solor in La Bayadère. In March 2015 he took part in the gala concert Icons of Russian Ballet held at The Coliseum in London.

In June 2015 he made his debut at American Ballet Theatre as Solor in the ballet La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova's version). In December 2015 there he performed the same role in Rudolf Nureyev's Opéra de Paris production.

Age category 6+

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