Alexey Miroshnichenko

Principal Ballet Master


Winner of the Arabesque International Competition (2010) for the choreographic miniature Nocturne to music by Leonid Desyatnikov, the Vaganova-Prix (1998) for Orff’s The Hermits, and the Perm Government’s Diaghilev Prize (2011) for his staging of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé


One of the leading Russian choreographers working in the neoclassical style. Artistic director of the Perm Ballet.

In 1992 he graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Professor Valentin Onoshko) and joined the Mariinsky Theatre’s ballet troupe. In 2002 he graduated from the Academy’s choreography department (studying under Professors Igor Belsky and Georgy Aleksidze) and between 2003 and 2008 he taught at the Academy’s choreography department.

In 1997 he made his debut as the Mariinsky Theatre’s choreographer, putting on a production of Stravinsky’s Les noces. In 2004 he became ballet-master for William Forsythe’s ballets. In the same year he participated in the Bolshoi Theatre’s Studio of New Choreography, where was the premiere of his Ungarische Tänze (The Hungarian Dances) to the music of Brahms. In 2005 at the invitation of the New York Choreographic Institute, he collaborated with the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. In 2009 NYCB commissioned him to choreograph Shchedrin's The Lady with the Lapdog. Miroshnichenko has successfully collaborated with the composer Leonid Desyatnikov, to whose music he choreographed Du cote de chez “Swann” (2006), Wie der Alte Leiermann... (2007), and Nocturne (2010). He has worked with the Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Since 2009 Alexey Miroshnichenko has headed of the Perm Ballet, for which he choreographed Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe (2010), Variations on a Rococo Theme to music by Tchaikovsky (2011), Prokofiev's The Buffoon (2011), The Bluebird and Princess Florine to music by Adam (2014), Shostakovich’s Hypothetically Murdered (2015), Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (2015), Prokofiev's Cinderella (2016), and Stravinsky's The Firebird (2017).

Under Miroshnichenko’s leadership the artistic strategy of the Perm Ballet has repeatedly earned the highest respect of the professional community, receiving two special prizes at the ‘Golden Mask’ National Theatre Award (2012 and 2013). Miroshnichenko is a laureate of various international competitions: the Vaganova-Prix (1998) and ‘Arabesque’ (2010), winner of ‘Soul of Dance’ Award 2015 of the Ballet magazine in nomination “Magician of Dance”.

The performances

Choreographer, Author of Libretto The Nutcracker
Choreographer The Firebird
Choreographer, Author of Libretto Cinderella
Choreographer Swan Lake
Choreographer and Stage Director Orango
Choreographer, Author of Libretto and Musical Version Hypothetically Murdered
Artistic Director Les Patineurs
Artistic Director Winter Dreams
Artistic Director When the Snow Was Falling
Artistic Director Apollo
Artistic Director Rubies
Choreographer The Jester
Artistic Director The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
Artistic Director Romeo and Juliet

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