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04.10.2017

Dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company will treat Japanese theatre-goers to their repertoire's two most outstanding shows, as part of the ambitious Russian Seasons international initiative. Read more...

20.09.2017

The crucial stage of preparations for the new Don Quixote show at the Yacobson Ballet Theatre is under way. One of the most important parts was the recent costume fitting, overseen by Jérôme Kaplan, the world star of set design.
Before enrolling at l'Ecole de la Rue Blanche, a renowned school of theatre art and technique, Jérôme Kaplan was planning to make a living as a painter or illustrator. Read more...

12.09.2017

The world of ballet is in mourning. We have lost Vladimir Zenzinov, a famous dancer and photographer, member of the original Choreographic Miniatures troupe, which was established by Leonid Yacobson and became the seed from which our theatre grew.
Alumnus of the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute (currently the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy) and student of Tatyana Vecheslova, Vladimir Sergeevich Zenzinov was invited by Yacobson to join his recently established troupe in 1970. Read more...

08.09.2017

Jérôme Kaplan, a renowned French artist with Russian roots, is coming to St. Petersburg to meet the creative team of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, which is currently working on a whole new version of the Don Quixote ballet, staged by world star Johan Kobborg.
By the time the maestro accepted the invitation to personally join the preparations for the new show, extended to him by the theatre's art director Andrian Fadeev, he had already completed a significant share of his work. Read more...

07.09.2017

On October 2 and 3, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will present its ballet recitals at the 11th St. Petersburg Theatrical Season International Festival, which will take place this autumn in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre is going to represent the ballet world of Russia's northern capital at a popular festival, which was established 10 years ago for the purpose of bolstering the cultural, social, and tourist relations between St. Petersburg and the world's other cultural hubs. Read more...

23.08.2017

The audience of Swan Lake show by the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, which will take place at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre on September 1, 2017, will include special guests: World War II veterans that served in the Arctic Convoys in 1941–1945. The ballet is to be attended by a large delegation of veteran convoy members and their descendants, 40 people in all, from Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and France. Read more...

25.07.2017

The Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre opened its summer season with a renewed rendition of the classical Swan Lake ballet at the legendary Mariinsky Theatre, which was completely sold out. Read more...

22.07.2017

Members of the Leonid Yacobson creative team have been nominated for St. Petersburg's top-tier theatre award for the season of 2016–2017. Read more...

12.07.2017

From July 10 to July 15, the rehearsal halls of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will host ballet workshops for choreographic college students from Seoul, Korea. Read more...

10.07.2017

The 2017 summer season of the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre features a series of performances that will delight the audiences at the most famous venues across Russia's cultural capital. Read more...

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