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Alexander Bruskin, Artistic director

The theater "Russian Ballet" and its artistic director Alexander Bruskinbruskin

The famous theater “Russian Ballet” was created in 1990 by the family of professional ballet dancers and the dynasty is more than 100 years old. The Artistic Director of the theater is Alexander Bruskin. Alexander Bruskin, a classmate of Mikhail Baryshnikov, was a student of the legendary ballet pedagogue Alexander Pushkin, the mentor of Rudolf Nureyev.

The theater "Russian Ballet" has successfully conducted more than 50 tours to include France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Finland, Isle of Malta, and many other foreign tours. The theater has participated in 10 international ballet festivals.
Today the repertoire of the theater “Russian Ballet” includes such ballets by P. Tchaikovsky as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, as well as Chopiniana, Don Quixote, Paquita, the Walpurgis Night and The Gala concerts of ballet stars.     

The troupe of the theater “Russian Ballet” consists of dancers and soloist from the Mariinsky Theater as well as young dancers, all of whom are graduates of the famed Vaganova Ballet Academy, the oldest ballet school in the world (founded in 1738).

The theater "Russian Ballet" perceives as its main mission the preservation of the authentic choreography of the Kirov (Imperial Russian Ballet) Theater. Each ballet is performed in its original choreography.
In St. Petersburg for the last 18 years the theater “Russian Ballet” has performed on stage of one of the best theaters in the world including the Imperial Hermitage Theater of the State Hermitage at 34 Dvortsovaya embankment. The Hermitage Theater was built in 1783-1786. The theater can seat only 250 people and cannot possibly accommodate everyone who would like to see the performances of this famous ballet company. Therefore, in 2006 the company started to perform on the stage of another beautiful and historic theater of St. Petersburg – the Palace Theater, nowadays the theater of Musical Comedy. The theater was built in 1799 (13 Italianskaya St.) for the brother of a Tsar.
It is a great honor for the troupe of the theater “Russian Ballet” to perform on the oldest stages in St. Petersburg.

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