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Ivan Popov

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Soloist of Ballet of the National Theatre Brno

Ivan Popov received his ballet education at the A. Y. Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, where he studied with Professor Boris Bregvadze. After graduating he danced for five years as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and later in the Vienna State Opera Ballet. He won the Silver Medal at the Premio Roma International Dance Competition in Italy in 2007. He subsequently had engagements as a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet in the 2008/2009 season and later with the Hungarian National Ballet. He was awarded the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for the 2008/2009 season for Outstanding Achievement in the Ensemble Category for George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet and the Les Étoiles de Ballet2000 Award in Cannes, France.

Popov has danced numerous principal roles including Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Albrecht (Giselle), Prince (The Nutcracker), Prince Desire (The Sleeping Beauty), Solor (La Bayadère), Des Grieux (Manon) and the title role of Onegin. He has danced in ballets by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe, John Neumeier, Boris Eifman and Renata Zanella. He has been a guest artist in theatres around the world and appears frequently in international galas.

Since the 2012/2013 season he has been a soloist of the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno.

 

Roles in the repertoire of Ballet NdB 2015/2016:

B. Pawlowski: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Witch

L. Minkus: La Bayadere - Solor

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Prince Siegfried, Rothbart

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Cavalier and Snow Cavalier, Flower pas de deux, Father

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Black and White - Rothbart

Made in USA

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade - Solo

Petite Mort

F. Schubert: Together - Duet no.6

W. A. Mozart: Petite Mort - Duet no. 5

P. Malásek: Edith, the Little Sparrow from the Suburbs - Raymond Asso, Théo Sarapo

The complete repertoire of this soloist maybe found in the archives here.

performances

Thursday 28. 12. 2017 18.0020.25
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením.
Mahen Theatre
Last 3
Tuesday 9. 01. 2018 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Sometimes one second is enough...
Mahen Theatre
Friday 12. 01. 2018 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením.
Mahen Theatre
Saturday 13. 01. 2018 17.0018.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Sometimes one second is enough...
Mahen Theatre
Sunday 14. 01. 2018 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením.
Mahen Theatre
Saturday 27. 01. 2018 19.0021.00
Ballet
 
Something´s coming to Brno…
Výstaviště - pavilon P
Sunday 28. 01. 2018 15.0017.00
Ballet
 
Something´s coming to Brno…
Výstaviště - pavilon P
Sunday 28. 01. 2018 19.0021.00
Ballet
 
Something´s coming to Brno…
Výstaviště - pavilon P
Monday 29. 01. 2018 19.0021.00
Ballet
 
Something´s coming to Brno…
Výstaviště - pavilon P
Tuesday 30. 01. 2018 11.0013.00
Ballet
 
Something´s coming to Brno…
Výstaviště - pavilon P
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