On 26 and 27 November, during its state-backed Grand Tour, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will put on three shows at the Primorsky Venue of the Mariinsky Theatre in the city of Vladivostok. The local theatre-goers will get three opportunities to see Johan Kobborg's Don Quixote, a legendary production with seven Golden Mask nominations.


On 12 and 13 November, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet will make its very first appearance at the National Theatre of Bahrain in Manama, the Kingdom's capital. The much-beloved Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Jean-Guillaume Bart, will become part of the cultural cooperation between the Yacobson troupe and the Dance Open event agency, which has a long history of working together with the National Theatre in the island kingdom of Bahrain. 


Dear Friends!

Today is World Ballet Day, and we are delighted to offer our greetings to everyone who has the honour of being part of such a talented global community, especially our own tight-knit Leonid Yacobson family!


Our troupe's performers have arrived in Latvia, where the Golden Festival is back again after a forced hiatus. And even though Yacobson Theatre's first show is scheduled for 16 October, the local press has already done its homework. 


At the start of the 53rd season, our theatre welcomed several young performers. Today, two of them talk a bit about themselves. They have a lot in common. First and foremost, they share a name and a calling; plus, both of them used to live and study in Kyiv, and have now moved to St. Petersburg. It has only been a month since Alexander Kondratenko and Alexandra Grigoryeva became part of the renowned Leonid Yacobson ballet troupe. As compatriots and alumni of the same school, they continue supporting each other to this day.


On 16 September, our theatre is officially returning from summer break. Our performers, including five new arrivals — the talented alumni of renowned ballet schools in Perm, Kyiv, and St. Petersburg — are already hard at work, rehearsing.


This is far from the first time that our theatre has joined the favourites of the Golden Mask, a popular theatre festival. This year, the Yacobson troupe has, once again, been given an opportunity to join the local iterations of the Golden Mask in the Russian region of Karelia, as well as in Latvia. 


This August, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will follow its tradition to show its best classical productions at the legendary Mariinsky Theatre venue.

On 14 through 22 August, our troupe will be presenting the most iconic ballet in the world: The Swan Lake, with the score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa


In July and August, the Leonid Yacobson Theatre continued showing its classical repertoire on the famed Alexandrinsky stage


Andrey Sorokin, Principal at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre, winner of the St. Petersburg City Council's Youth Award and the Golden Soffit Award (the top theatre prize in the city), has successfully graduated from the Bachelor's Programme at the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy, earning a degree in Ballet Education