Kimin Kim

Kimin Kim programme on Sunday 17 June at the Mariinsky Theatre features the principal dancer in three ballets: Don Quixote Act I with Viktoria Tereshkina; Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort with Ekaterina Kondaurova; and The Kingdom of the Shades with Royal Ballet guest principal Marianela Nuñez.


The Royal Ballet - Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake - by courtesy of the ROH


Congratulations to the winners of the year's Benois de la Danse: 
For Lifetime Achievement: Jirí Kylián; Choreographers: Fredrik Benke Rydman, Christian Spuck; Ballerinas: Ashley Bouder, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera; Dancer: Vadim Muntagirov; Scenographer: John Macfarlane; The Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine: Anna Laudere. The awards were presented at the Bolshoi Theatre on 21 May.


Stuttgart Ballet - Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling.


Stuttgart Ballet premiered a new production of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling on 18 May with beautiful new designs by Jürgen Rose. A terrific cast was led by Elisa Badenes as Mary Vetsera and Friedemann Vogel as Prince Rudolf. Performances on 24, 25, 28 May; 1, 8, 9 June and 28 July. More INFO.


The Royal Ballet premiered Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at the Royal Opera House on 8 May. The ballet features Natalia Osipova as Medusa, Matthew Ball as Perseus, Olivia Cowley as Athena and Ryoichi Hirano as Poseidon, and is part of a triple bill with Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour and Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern. Performances continue until 21 May. More information can be found HERE. Gallery from the general rehearsal - GALLERY

Victor Caixeta debut in Don Quixote

Congratulations to Victor Caixeta who made his debut as Basilio in Don Quixote at the Mariinsky Theatre on 4 May. His Kitri was Elena Yevseyeva. A review will be published in the June issue of Dance Europe.

YAGP New York Finals

Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Youth America Grand Prix finals were held in New York at the David H Koch Theater from 17 - 20 April. The Grand Prix and the Dance Europe Award were presented to Gabriel Figueredo, a student at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, and a full list of the winners can be found at Gallery of some of the senior finalists HERE  and junior finalists HERE