The orchestra of the Summer Ballet Seasons was created in 2002 specially to contribute the work of the project. Not only experienced musicians – representatives of main schools of mastery in Moscow – are working in the orchestra, there are also young performers, which were graduated from Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnesin Russian Academy of Music.
Samara Academic Opera House is one of the biggest Russian musical theatres. The theatre was opened on the 1 of June, 1931 with the Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov".
Ballet company was headed by the soloist of the Mariinsky theatre, a participant of the legendary Diaghilev Seasons in Paris Yevgenia Lopukhova. She found the series of outstanding Petersburg choreographers, who headed our ballet in different years.
In 1988 the USSR's first private ballet troupe was founded, the Moscow City Ballet (MCB), known in Russia as Smirnov-Golovanov Theater of Classical Ballet. It's founder and permanent leader for 25 years was Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, a former soloist and choreographer of the Bolshoi Theater, one of the the choreographers of the famous ballet "Anna Karenina" (together with M. Plisetskaya and N.Rizhenko), founder of the genre of teleballet, the author of the first performance of "The Masquerade" to the music of A. Khachaturian.
Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre
The Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theater is the only opera house in the Central Black Soil Region and the outpost of classical art in south- ern Russia. It is the largest theater in the city and region of Voronezh and is central to the cultural life of both. The history of the Voronezh Musical Theater dates back to the 1930s when the theater was formed by a travelling company led by the talented actor and director Lazar Lazarev (1900-1952) and was known as the Musical Comedy Theater.
Moscow Ballet "La Classique"
The Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography ("La Classique") was founded in 1990 by the famous scene designer Elik Melikov, gathering ballet dancers from the leading theatres of Russia and the CIS Countries. The repertoire includes the pearls of classical ballet: The Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadère, choreographed by M. Petipa, The Nutcracker in the version by V. Vainonen, Romeo and Juliet in the classical formulation by M. Lavrovsky, Giselle choreographed by M. Petipa, as well as other performances.
Russian Classical Ballet
Russian Cassical Ballet is a young team with the classical ballet repertoire. The troupe was founded in the late 1990s. Together with Oksana Usacheva, the famous British impresario, Robert Pratt, actively participated in the creation of the company. The first full-scale tour abroad of the troupe took place in 2002. Over the years, the UK, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand and China saw the performances of the Russian Classical Ballet.
Mari State Opera and Ballet Theater
Mari State Opera and Ballet Theater is one of the leading musical theaters in Russia. In two years' time, it will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary. It's opera and ballet troupes were founded in the United Mari musical-drama theater a little less than half a century ago, and after a few years, Mari Musical Theater became independent. The theater takes special pride in it's ballet troupe, originally formed by a team of graduates of the Vaganov Leningrad Choreographic School, Perm Ballet School, Moscow, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk and Kazan schools.
Kyiv modern ballet
The Kiev Ballet or Kiev Modern Ballet was founded in 2006 by the multi-award winning choreographer Radu Poklitaru. Internationally, the company is appreciated for its original, surprising and distinctly modern choreographies, amazing dancers and compelling theatricality. Everywhere young and old are showing standing ovations and praising reviews fort his dynamic young dance ensemble. Poklitaru is one of the greatest modern choreographers outside Western Europe who shows that in addition to perfect classics, there is also high-quality modern dance of international class in cities like Kiev.
Grand Opera soloists
For several years in a row, soloists of the Grand Opera in Paris have participated in the performances of the project. Young, talented dancers of the Paris Opera, Germain Louvé, Marion Barbeau, Heloise Bourdon, Jeremy Lou Coeur, Antoine Kircher and others perform the main roles in the ballets Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty.
In 2006 Raffaele Paganini founded his National Company. The Company uses its birth the same artistic core of classic extraction that over the years perfected and grew artistically, reaching a high level so that some elements were called directly from Operatic organizations and foreign Companies. The shows sold out in all major Italian theaters and even affect extra-European destinations such as Turkey and Ethiopia.
Balletto di Milano
The company was founded in 1998 under the direction of Carlo Pesta. It is the one of the most prestigious dance groups in Italy and has a wide repertoire, from classical to modern ballets. All artists are graduates of the best international schools and academies. The troupe tours extensively (France, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Morocco, etc.). The Milan Ballet is the first Italian troupe that danced at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow (1999), in 2011, the year of Italian culture in Russia, it was invited to participate in the Summer Ballet Seasons.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATER
The Russian National Ballet Theater under the leadership of Vladimir Moiseyev and Yevgeny Amosov has been recognized for two years in a row as the best touring team in China, and the geography of their tours includes several dozen countries. The troupe was created with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Among the productions are the performances of the classical repertoire: "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker", "Sleeping Beauty", "Don Quixote", "Giselle", "Romeo and Juliet", modern ballets to the music of Mozart, Bach, Ravel.