• June
Vladimir Varnava


A two-times winner of the “Golden Mask” Award in the nomination “the best male role in ballet” (2010, Mercutio, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreographer Kirill Simonov, 2014 — Textor Texel, The Passenger). Winner of the “Harlequin” Award for the roles of Fritz and Buffon from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (2011).


Graduated from the Khanty-Mansiysk branch of the Moscow University of Culture and the Arts in 2007.

In 2008-2012, he was a dancer with the Music Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, where he also debuted as a choreographer in 2011, staging Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Since 2012, he lives in St. Petersburg.

In 2012, he created for Igor Kolb The Beginning to the music by Satie and Plus. Minis. Zero to the music by Part for Svetlana Zakharova. Together with the director Maxim Didenko staged Kushnir’s The Overcoat. Ballet (2013), The Passenger to the music by Gorecki, Ligeti and Skin&Soap (2013), The Circus (2017, the Theatre of Nations), Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog (2017, Theatre “Shelter comedian”), Valery Pecheikin’s Run, Alice, run (2018, Taganka Theatre), Bizet’s Carmen (2019, “Cherry Forest” Festival). With Zhenya Anisimov — The Notes of a Madman (2014). In 2013, having won the competition of young choreographers of the International Festival “Context. Diana Vishneva” with the production The Little Match Girl to music by Volkov, trained at the L’Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson.

In 2015, staged one-act ballets as Karpov’s The Stone Shore at the Yacobson Ballet Theatre and Mozart and Salieri after a cantata by Mozart and Salieri (the project of Sergei Danilian “Solo for Two”). In 2016 — Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, in 2017 Stravinsky’s Petrushka for Perm Ballet Company, in 2018 Isadora to the music by Prokofiev’s Cinderella (Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Ardani Artists).

A constant participant of Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers at the Mariinsky Theatre: Window on Deep Midwinter to the music by Monk, Bryars, Lang and Sigur Ros (2013), Keep Сalm to the music by Strauss and Arensky (2014), The Clay to the music by Milhaud (2015), and Within to the music by Daft Punk for the project The Dreamers (2017). Mariinsky Theatre’s repertoire also includes two his works such as Tishchenko’s Yaroslavna (The Eclipse) (2017) and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé (2019).