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30.05.2018

On June 7 and 8, the St. Petersburg Cultural Programme in Zagreb will include two staples from the repertoire of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.
The Yacobson dancers' performance will continue the cultural exchange between the two cities. Read more...

29.05.2018

The dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre are taking part in a charity concert at the Alexandrinsky Theatre for the second year in a row.
On June 3, the Alexandrinsky Theatre will host its third grand opera and ballet gala, spearheaded by the Blizkiye Drugiye (Kind Strangers) Charity Foundation and the Perspektivy (Prospects) St. Petersburg Community Charitable Organisation. Read more...

29.05.2018

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre keeps introducing record numbers of young dancers to the cornerstone productions of its repertoire.
On May 29, Anna Semakina will make her very first appearance as the Lilac Fairy in the Sleeping Beauty show at the Lensoviet Palace of Culture, with Konstantin Kilinchuk playing Bluebird. Read more...

28.05.2018

On May 26, dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre contributed to Classics in the Palace Square, a grandiose open-air concert in celebration of St. Petersburg's 315th founding anniversary, actively encouraged and supported by the City Council and the Committee of Culture.
As per tradition, the dance segment of the show was brought to life thanks to the contributions by the Leonid Yacobson Company dancers, who treated the audience to exquisite, refined miniatures. Read more...

03.04.2018

Established in 2010, the Dance Open Award is bestowed upon the winners by highly respected members of the international ballet community, which is what gives it such a high status among professionals.
The international judging panel follows one key tenet: being completely unbiased and having zero preconceptions. Read more...

02.04.2018

This April, the renowned French danseur, choreographer, and teacher Jean-Guillaume Bart will hold workshops for members of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company.
Despite being both ballet principal at the Opéra National de Paris, holder of the honorary Danseur Etoile title, and an exceptional choreographer, Jean-Guillaume Bart considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and is happy to share what he knows at ballet workshops around the world. Read more...

11.03.2018

On March 11, 2018, the world's culture circles celebrate 200 years since the birth of Marius Petipa, the extraordinary choreographer and ballet master, who was already hailed as a legend during his lifetime.
There is hardly any doubt that St. Petersburg owes its reputation as the world's ballet capital to the creative genius of Marius Petipa, who headed the dance troupes of the city's Imperial theatres for over 40 years. Read more...

08.02.2018

During the Leonid Yacobson Theatre's grand tour across Europe, Nana Kurauchi performed for the first time as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty show, which took place in the French city of Alès on February 3 and 4.
We would like to congratulate our aspiring young ballerina on her successful début in one of the most iconic productions in Russian ballet's history, and wish her further success as she works to earn the honour of playing the main roles! Read more...

16.01.2018

After a series of successful performances that were part of the Russian Seasons in Japan cross-national project, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is preparing to tour the cities of France, Germany, and Switzerland from January 19 to March 12.
This large-scale European tour will celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa. Read more...

27.12.2017

This large-scale festival in the Land of the Rising Sun, dedicated to celebrating every facet of Russian culture, has lasted almost a whole year. But just because it's about to end doesn't me the two countries have to break off all contact. And so, the Japanese public is happy to give thunderous applause to the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.
Japanese theatre-goers firmly associate the word 'ballet' with Russia; and if it's not just any ballet but Swan Lake, this guarantees their undivided attention, even if the show takes place on a weekday amid the hectic holiday preparations. Read more...

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