Polina Semionova - Bailarina Principal Polina Semionova
Principal Dancer at Berlin Staatsballet
Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre
Principal Guest Artist at Mikhailovsky Theatre and Bayerische Staats Oper
Awards: Benois de la Danse, Dancer of the Year, Vaganova-Prix Moscow International Ballet Competition and many others
Polina Semionova was born in Moscow and studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School. At 17 years old, she joined the Berlin State Opera Ballet as a principal dancer. In September 2012 joined American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer.

Her repertoire includes:
Odette-Odile in Swan Lake; Nikiya in La Bayadere; Marie in The Nutcracker; Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty;Swanilda in Coppellia; Kitri in Don Quixote;Giselle, Myrta in Giselle; Tatiana in John Cranko's Onegin; Sieglinde and Brunhilde in Maurice Bejart's Ring um den Ring; Manon in Manon; Juliet in John Cranko's,Sir Kenneth McMillan's, Leonid Lavrovskij's, Nacho Duato's Romeo and Juliet; Scheherazade; Les Sylphides; Carmen in Roland Petit'sCarmen; Sylvia in Sir Frederick Ashton's Sylvia.Principal roles in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun; George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, Apollo (Terpsichore), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Diamonds, Theme and Variations, Symphony in C; William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Herman Schmermann; John Neuemeyer 's Nutcracker, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Lady of the Camellias, Kylian's Return to the Strange Land.

She has also appeared in works by Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Patrice Bard, Renato Zanella, Uwe Scholz, Alexey Ratmanskij, Twyla Tharp, Anthony Tudor, Christian Spuck...

Semionova has also danced as a guest artist with La Scala, American Ballet Theatre, Bayerische State Opera, Mikhailovskiy Theatre, Semper Opera, English National Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Maryinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Opera del Roma ..

Awards include:
  • a gold medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2001,
  • First Prize at the Vaganova-Prix Ballet Competition in St. Petersburg ,
  • the Junior Prize at the Nagoya International Ballet Competition in 2002;
  • Daphne Prize (2004);
  • German Critics Choice Award (2005);
  • Dancer of the Year (2007);
  • Prize of Heinz Spoerli( 2007);
  • Prize Benois de la Dance(2014);
  • Kammertänzerin (2017);
  • Dancer of the Year (2018).

In 2013 she became a professor of Staatliche Ballett Schule in Berlin, Germany.
Young Gyu Choi Young Gyu Choi
The principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet
The South Korean dancer Young Gyu Choi started dancing at the age of eight on his mother’s initiative. “I wasn’t immediately enthusiastic, but after a few lessons I stopped thinking about it and just went”, he says. At the age of ten, he was admitted to the ballet course at the Sun Hwa Arts School in Korea, and in 2006 he continued his training at the Tanz Akademie in Zurich, Switzerland.

Young danced with the Korean National Ballet and Universal Ballet Korea, both in Seoul. He entered the Dutch National Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2011. In 2013, he was promoted no less than twice: first to coryphée and later in the year to soloist. He then danced leading roles in Don Quixote and Cinderella, among others. On the first of January 2016, immediately after his debut as the prince in The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, he was promoted to principal.

Young also frequently performs as a guest principal dancer with leading international companies.

Young has received several awards.
2017, Alexandra Radius Award.
2010, Boston International Competition, 1st.
2010, Ballet Competition (Varna, Bulgaria), 1st.
2007, Youth America Grand Prix (New York City, United States), 1st.
Yolanda Correa - Ballet Artist Yolanda Correa
Principal dancer in the Staatsballett Berlin
Yolanda Correa was born in Cuba and studied in the Vocational School of Art Holguín and in the Cuban State Ballet School Havana.

She has worked in several international ballet companies. From 2000 till 2010 she danced in the National Ballet of Cuba Havana, being Principal Dancer from 2005 on. In 2009 she danced with Víctor Ullate Ballet. From 2010 until 2018 she was Principal Dancer in the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo.

Since 2018 she is the Principal Dancer of the Staatsballett Berlin.

She has received several awards:
1999 Winner of the “International Meeting of Ballet Academies”
2010 “Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi”
2012 “Premio Positano”: best female newcomer
2014 “Wilhelmsen Holding ASA Company Award for Opera and Ballet”
2014 Nomination “Benois de la Danse” as best female dancer

She has also been guest artist in many international companies: Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm, Ballet of Teatro di San Carlo Napoli, The Kremlin Ballet Moscow, Ballet of Kazan, Compañía Nacional de Danza Madrid
Ludmila Konovalova_Invited guest to Stars Gala Liudmila Konovalova
Principal dancer at Vienna State Ballet
Invited guest to Stars Gala
Liudmila Konovalova was born in Moscow (Russia). She graduated from Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Academy and joined the Russian State Ballet in 2002. In 2004 she was appointed First Soloist and danced the leading roles. In 2007 she joined the Staatsballett Berlin and was appointed Soloist in 2009. In 2010 she joined the Wiener Staatsballett as a Soloist and was promoted to First Soloist in 2011.

She has appeared as a guest dancer in many European Countries and overseas.
During the season 2013/14 she joined the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Slovenské národné divadlo, the Teatro dell ‘Opera di Roma and the Tokyo Ballet as a guest soloist.
In March 2016 (London Coliseum) she had the honor to take part in the Ave Maya Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya.
For the ORF DVD production of “Der Nussknacker'' in the choreography of Rudolf Nureyev she danced the main role of Clara.

She has received many awards and honors:
3rd Place in the competition “Young Russian Ballet” in Krasnodar (2004).
Special Price from the Serge Lifar Ballet Competition in Kiev (2006).
2nd Place in the International Ballet Competition KIBC in Seoul.
1st Place in the ÖTR-Contest in Vienna (2007)
1st Place in the Ballet Competition “Premio Roma” (2007).
Premio Capri Danza International (2018).

In June 2019 Liudmila Konovalova was honoured by the Russian Embassy in Vienna for her merits of the cultural relation between Russia and Austria.
Alexey Popov_Onegin c) Serghei Gherciu Alexey Popov
He will join the Vienna State Ballet in July 2021 as Principal Dancer
Former principal dancer of the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Alexey Popov was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 2010 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.

Popov has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet to Italy, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Great Britain.

In 2014 he won the first prize at the Yuri Grigorovich World Youth Ballet International Competition.

He joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett in the 2016/2017 season as first soloist and was promoted to principal in September 2019. There he interpreted many principal roles such as James in La Sylphide, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Le Spectre de la Rose or Tchaikovsky-Pas de deux.

In July he will begin a new contract in the Vienna State Ballet as Principal Dancer, where he is being very awaited.
Adam Zvonar Artist Adam Zvonar
Principal dancer with Czech National Ballet
He was born in Pilsen, graduated from Dance Conservatory of Prague, trained in Washington D. C. with Suzanne Farrell. During his studies he won 3rd prize in Junior category at International Ballet Competition in Brno (2006) and 2nd prize in Pas de deux category and 3rd prize in Professional category at Prix Carpeaux Valencien.

He joined Czech National Ballet in 2009, in 2011 he was named a demi soloist, in 2012 a soloist. From 2013 till 2017 he was a demi-soloist with Bayerische Staatsballett. In 2017 he returned to Czech National Ballet, where he was named a principal dancer in 2018.

His principal roles include Prince Siegfried, Solor, Colas among others, and he also danced in ballets by George Balanchine, Petr Zuska or Jiří Kylián.

He won an annual Opera Plus Award for his solo part in Unitxt.
In 2012 and 2016 he was one of the nominees for Thalia Award.
In 2010 he won the main prize at International ballet competition Grand Prix Olomouc as well as a prize for the best individual dancer at II International choreographic competition in Pilsen.
In 2018 he and his partner Radka joined the Russian TV competition Bolshoi Ballet and were the first foreign dance couple to compete.

He danced in many international galas and tours. In 2018 he danced at gala in Karlsruhe and at Festival Internacional de Ballet de la Habana “Alicia Alonso” in Cuba.
Evgenya Victory Gonzalez Artist Evgenya Victory Gonzalez
Soloist of the Czech National Ballet (Prague)
Former artist of Mariinsky Theatre
Former student of Russian Master Ballet Camp
Evgeniya Victory Gonzalez was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2015 she completed her education at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. During her time in Stockholm, she has appeared several times in roles at the Royal Swedish Opera. She was a former student of Russian Master Ballet Camp.

From 2015 to 2018 she was a dancer at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. From 2018 until 2019 she was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera as Corps de Ballet Dancer. In 2019, she became a demi-Soloist of the Czech National Ballet in Prague, where in April 2021 she was named a soloist.

Evgeniya has received several awards. In 2014, she received first prize at the Jeune Ballet Mediterranean in Grasse, France, and third prize at the Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition in Sweden.

Evgeniya has danced at prestigious ballet galas with the Russian Master Ballet Stars Gala (2018, 2019), the Veterans Aid Charity in London (2018) and the Ballet Summer Estonia Gala (2019).
Daniel Camargo - An acclaimed Guest Principal Dancer Daniel Camargo
An acclaimed Guest Principal Dancer, performing with several ballet companies worldwide
Daniel Camargo born in Sorocaba, Brazil, started ballet at the age 10 in Ourinhos. In 2005 he joined the John Cranko Ballet School and graduated in 2009. He was a student of the famous Russian teacher Peter Pestov.

After his graduation, where he performed the technically demanding Solo named Notations I – IV which Uwe Scholz created for Vladimir Malakhov in 1996, he was taken into the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet for the season 2009/2010.

Promoted to Soloist at the beginning of the season 2012/2013 after debut in the role of Basilio in Maximiliano Guerra’s Don Quijote. One season later promoted to Principal Dancer.

He made his debut with Dutch National Ballet as a guest artist in 2015 and joined as principal dancer in 2016 for the next three years.

Parallel to that he has been dancing as a Guest Principal with the most prestigious ballet companies of the world such as the Australian Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Kremlin Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Ballet and many others.

Since the season 2019/2020 Daniel is an acclaimed Guest Principal Dancer, performing with several ballet companies worldwide.
Anna Ol  Principal Dancer Anna Ol
Principal dancer of Dutch Nationale Ballet
Former soloist of Mikhailovsky Theatre
Gold Medal at the Grand Prix of Ulanova in 2008

Anna was born in Siberia. She started to dance at 5 years old and graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Ballet School in Siberia. 

Anna started her career with the Siberian State ballet (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) as a soloist. Later she became a guest-principal dancer with Mikhailovsky theatre (Saint-Petersburg) and Tatarstan state ballet (Kazan). Since 2012 Anna joined Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre ballet company as a principal dancer. During this period of dancing with Russian ballet companies her repertoire was very diverse. 

At 2015 she joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal dancer. Since that moment Anna became an international guest-principal dancer .She worked with Teatro Colon (Argentina) for “La Bayadere” by Natalia Makarova,  with Semperoper Dresden ballet for “Manon” by K.McMillan. Currently Anna is working with Staatsballet Berlin as a guest.

Anna’s repertoire is very diverse. During her carrier she dances principal roles in almost all well known classical ballets as “Nutcracker” , “Sleeping beauty”, “La Bayadere”, ”Gizelle”, “Copelia”, “La fille mal gardee”, “La Sylphide” , “Snow Maiden”, “Don Quihote”, ”Romeo and Juliette”, “Swan lake” and others. Her repertoire also includes main roles in lots of neoclassical ballets by such a famous choreographers as K.McMillan, J.Robbins, J.Kranko, G.Balanchine, A.Ratmansky, C.Wheeldon , Hans van Manen ,D.Dawson,Y.Grigorovich, Rudi van Danzig ,Ted Brandsen and others. In a different time her partners on stage were Sergei Polunin, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov and others. 

In a studio legendary Natalia Makarova, Guillaume Graffine, Alexey Ratmansky, Michael Messerer , Patricia Neary, Patricia Ruann , Karl Burnett, Olga Evreinoff, Yukari Saito,Yannick Boquen ,Larissa Lezhnina, Rachel Beaujean and many others helped her to improve her skills of dance. At 2008 and 2010 she won gold medals on International ballets competitions in Krasnoyarsk and Perm. She is a winner of «Dance Open 2018- miss virtuosity» prize in Sankt Petersburg.

Currently Anna is working successfully with Dutch National ballet as a principal dancer and participates lots of  Ballet Galas around the world.
Ivan Zaytsev - Principal artist of Mikhailovsky theatre Ivan Zaytsev
Principal artist of Mikhailovsky theatre
Former principal artist of Eifman Ballet
In 2011 Ivan Zaytsev joined the ballet company of one of the best theatres of the world - Mikhailovsk, where very soon he became a Principal dancer, his repertoire includes solo and principal roles in La Sylphide, Le Corsaire, Cipollino, Don Quixote, Laurencia, The Flames of Paris, La Fille mal gardée, and Class Concert
as well as productions of Nacho Duato The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness, Prelude, Invisible, and White Darkness. Ivan has toured with the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company to Japan, USA, Germany etc.

He start his career from Krasnodar Ballet School in 1997 and while studying he was training at the Yury Grigorovich Ballet Theatre where he performed roles in the ballets Spartacus, Romeo and Juliet, Raymonda, The Golden Age, The Nutcracker, and Cipollino.
In 2002 Ivan graduated from Krasnodar Ballet School and entered the Department of Choreography at St. Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts.
After graduation from the University in 2007, he joined Leonid Jacobson Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, where he danced Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Jose (Passion for Carmen), Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince (The Nutcracker), Albrecht (Giselle), and Rodin (The Kiss).

After participation in the 11th Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2009, he was invited to join Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre. Ivan´s parties in Eifman Ballet were:
  • Basil in Don Quixote, 
  • Onegin in Onegin, 
  • Vronsky in Anna Karenina, 
  • Ekaterina´s son in Russian Hamlet, 
  • The Prince,
  • The Young man & The Joker in Chaikovsky.

More information on the website of the Mikhailovsky theatre.

Aidos Zakan Artist Aidos Zakan
Principal artist of Aalto Ballet
Vaganova Academy graduate
Former soloist of Mikhailovsky Theatre
Former soloist of Boston Ballet Company
Aidos Zakan began his training in1997 at Anna Selezneva School in Almaty, Kazachstan, and graduated in 2005 from Vaganova Academy of Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia.

2006-2009 he was a soloist at Musa Dshalil theatre before joining Mikhaylovskiy Theatre, St. Petersburg in 2009. 2010, he became a member of Stanislavski- and Nemirovich-Danchenko theatre, Moscow and in 2013 was engaged as a soloist with Boston Ballet company. His repertoire comprises parts as Siegfried („Swan Lake“), Prince Désiré in „Sleeping Beauty“, Albert in „Giselle“, James in „La Sylphide“ and Basile in „Don Quichotte“.

At the Vaganova Competition 2006 he was awarded with the prizes.

Other awards include Arabesque-2010 in Donetsk, Ukraine, and Korean International ballet competition in 2010 and 2011.

In december 2015, Aidos joined Aalto Ballett Essen as a soloist with group commitments and has performed roles like Karl („The Nutcracker“), Basile („Don Quichotte“) and solistic parts in „Queen“.
Alexei Timofeyev Artist Alexei Timofeyev
Soloist Dancer at Mariinsky Theatre
Vaganova Ballet Academy graduated
3rd prize in the VII International Ballet Competition of Seoul
Alexei Timofeyev is a Soloist Dancer at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2004, in class of Gennady Selyutsky and he joined the Mariinsky Theatre that same year.

His awards include 3rd prize in the VII International Ballet Competition of Seoul. Diploma in the XI International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers of Moscow and in the XVI International Ballet Festival Rudolf Nureyev.

He has a wide repertoire as a soloist behind his back.
Bakhtiar Adamzhan  Principal Soloist Bakhtiar Adamzhan
Principal soloist of Astana State Opera and Ballet Theatre
Winner of numerous prizes in national and international competitions
Grand prix at the International Ballet Contests in Astana, New York and Istanbul (2016-2017)
Bakhtiar was born in the city of Saryozeke, Almaty region. He graduated from the Almaty Choreographic School named after A.V. Seleznev (2003-2011). From 2011 to 2013 - soloist of Astana Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2013 he had been a soloist of State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abay. Since 2015 he has been the principal soloist of Astana Opera.

Prize-winner at the VII International Competition of Choreographic Schools of Siberia (Novosibirsk, 2008);
Diploma of the International KIBC Contest (South Korea, 2009);
Prize-winner at the International Contest of Ballet Artists "Arrow" (2010);
The holder of the scholarship of the First President of RK NA. Nazarbayev (2010-2011);
Laureate of the 1st prize of the International Festival of Creative Youth "Shabyt" (2012);
The winner of the II Prize of the International Ballet Competition "Grand Prix of Siberia" (Krasnoyarsk, 2014);
Grand Prix of the V International Ballet Competition in Istanbul (Turkey, July 8, 2016);
Laureate of the 1st Prize of the XIII International Dance Contest in Seoul (South Korea, August 10, 2016);
Grand Prix of the III International Ballet Competition in Astana (September 16, 2016);
Grand Prix of the International Competition of Ballet Dancers VKIBC (New York, USA, 2017);
Prize-winner at the XIII International Competition of Ballet and Choreographers in Moscow (Russia, 2017).

Spartacus (Spartak A. Khachaturyan)
Benvolio ("Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev)
The Jester ("The Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
Syrym ("Karagoz" G. Zhubanova)
Nutcracker-Prince (The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky)
Nurali ("The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" by B. Asafyev)
Solor (La Bayadère by L. Minkus)
Quasimodo (Notre Dame de Paris)
Basil (Don Quixote by L. Minkus)
Lesko ("Manon" to the music of J. Massenet)
Denis Untila - Soloist Denis Untila
Soloist of Aalto Ballett Essen
Winner of the Aalto Stage Prize for young artists 2012
One of the most outstanding European artists and choreographers, Denis Untila, will be one of the invited artistsfor the Stars Gala.

Denis Untila began his dance career in his homeland, Moldova, and completed his training by graduating from the Vienna Conservatory. He joined the Ballet Kiel in 2001 under the direction of Mario Schröder as a soloist. He performed as a guest dancer in Schröder’s choreography “The Wall” in Essen in 2004. Further guest appearances have taken him to the Moldovan National Opera, and to Salzau, France and Italy (“Europe Dance”), then to the ballet company of the Vienna State Opera, where he performed in “The Nutcracker” and as Oscar in Vladimir Malakhov’s ballet “A Masked Ball”.

Since the autumn of 2006 Denis has been a member of the Aalto Ballet Essen, firstly as a group dancer with solo obligations and then from 2009 as a soloist with group commitments. On the Aalto stage he has danced solo roles as Dmitri (“The Brothers Karamazov“), Valerio (“Leonce and Lena”), Blue Bird (“Sleeping Beauty”), Bécaud (“La vie en rose”), Lillas Pastia (“Carmen/Boléro”), Moritz (“Max and Moritz), as well as further soloist roles in “Homage to Queen” and “Irish Soul”. He has also choreographed “The Soldier’s Tale” (Family Concert), “Game” (“PTAH”) and together with Michelle Yamamoto, “Alice” (“PTAH II”), "Jo“ and "Passacaglia“ ("PTAH III“). In the 2012/2013 season he choreographed his first full-length ballet “Othello” for the Aalto Theatre. Denis Untila is the winner of the Aalto Stage Prize for young artists 2012. After successfully creating „Vibrations“ for Essener Philharmonie, he presents a new choreography in 2018: „Moving Colours“, together with Armen Hakobyan.
Angelina Vorontsova Artist by Ira Yakovleva Angelina Vorontsova
Principal Dancer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Dancer at Bolshoi Ballet Company
Born in Voronezh, in 2003-2008 she studied at the Voronezh State Ballet School (M. Leon’kina’s class).

In 2008, she entered the Moscow State Ballet Academy (N. Arkhipova’s class).

In 2009, she graduated from the Moscow Ballet Academy and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. She rehearsed with Nikolay Tsiskaridze, who also was her first partner in the performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. She made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in the premiere of the ballet The Curse of the House of Usher choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev in the framework of the Russian National Orchestra Festival under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev.

In 2013, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet, where her repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, ou Les Wilis, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Flames of Paris, Laurencia, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Prelude, La Fille mal gardée, White Darkness, Le Halte de cavalerie, and Class Concert.

Angelina Vorontsova Artist   Angelina Vorontsova by Ira Yakovleva
Svetlana Bednenko - Artist Svetlana Bednenko
First soloist of Mikhailovsky Theatre
Principal dancer of Eifman Ballet
Winner of numerous ballet competitions
Svetlana Bednenko became ballet soloist at the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre when she was only 15 years old and danced leading parties of numerous classical ballets.
At the same time Svetlana took part in numerous international ballet competitions where she used to win leading first prizes.

In 2011 she became soloist of St Petersburg State Academic Eifman Ballet Theatre (her tutor was Tatiana Kvasova).
Svetlana´s repertory in Eifman ballet:
Me - Don Quijote (Kitri),
Russian Hamlet (Imperess Ekaterina II),
Chaikovsky (the wife of Chaikovsky),
Red Giselle (Olga Spesivtseva),
Who is who (Linn),
Onegin online (Olga),
Anna Karenina (Kiti) etc
As part of the ballet company Eifman Ballet Svetlana toured around Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.

From 2013 and up to now Svetlana Bednenko is a soloist of the ballet company of one of the best ballet theatres in the world - the Mikhailovsky Theatre ( St. Petersburg).
She dances leading solo parties in classical ballets such as “The Swan Lake”, “Don Quijote”, “La Bayadère “, “Le Corsaire”, “The Flame of Paris”, “Cipollino”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker” , “Romeo and Juliet” and many others

More information: www.mikhailovsky.ru