234th Season

Mariinsky II (New Theatre)

13 March
2020 | Friday
Stars of the Stars
Mariinsky Ballet Star Vladimir Shklyarov Gala
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Artists Credits
Choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky (revisions)
Tatiana Noginova, Costume Designer
Vladimir Lukasevich, Lighting Designer
Vyacheslav Okunev, Set Designer

Vladimir Shklyarov was born in Leningrad and graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 2003 (class of Vitaly Afanaskov). He joined the Mariinsky the same year, promoted to principal in 2011. He has toured internationally with the company. At the start of the 2016/17 season, he joined Bavarian State Ballet as a principal, in addition to his position with the Mariinsky. His repertory includes leading roles in the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertories, including in ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, August Bournonville, John Cranko, Michel Fokine, William Forsythe, Alexander Gorsky, Leonid Lavrovsky, Wayne McGregor, Benjamin Millepied, Angelin Preljocaj, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Vasili Vainonen and Christopher Wheeldon.


  • Vaganova-Prix International (2002)
  • Léonide Massine International Prize for the Art of Dance (2008)
  • Zegna - Mariinsky New Talent Award (2008)
  • First prize in the category "Solo", XI International Ballett and Choreography Competition Moscow (2009)
  • DANCE OPEN international ballet prize ("Mr. Virtuoso", 2014)


Vladimir Shklyarov 
Artists of the Mariinsky Ballet 
The Mariinsky Orchestra


ballet in seven scenes 
Music by Dmitry Shostakovich
Choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky (1962)
Libretto by Alexander Belinsky based on the play of Vladimir Mayakovsky
Set design by Vyacheslav Okunev after Valery Dorrer
Costume design by Tatiana Noginova
Lighting design by Vladimir Lukasevich
Lighting Adaptation for the Mariinsky II by Andrei Ponizovsky and Yegor Kartashov

"DIAMONDS" (From "Jewels" ballet)
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography by George Balanchine (1967) 
Staging: Karin von Aroldingen, Sarah Leland, Elyse Borne and Sean Lavery
Scenery: Peter Harvey (1967)
Costumes: Karinska (1967)
Recreations of costumes supervised: Holly Hines
Original lighting: Ronald Bates
Lighting: Perry Silvey 
Lighting Adaptation for the Mariinsky II by Andrei Ponizovsky


The Ballet of George Balanchine Jewels is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust 
The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life

Age category 6+

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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