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Ivan Vasiliev

(b. 1989)


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(b Vladivostok, 1989)

Russian dancer. He trained at the Belorussian Ballet School from the age of 10, performing lead roles with the Ballet Theatre of Belarus while still a student and graduating into the company as a principal in 2006. The same year he moved to the Bolshoi Ballet. A compact dancer and fearless athlete, admired for his superbly controlled pirouettes and bravura elevation, Vasiliev's technique has so far been showcased in roles such as Basil (Don Quixote) and Ali (Le Corsaire). In 2008 he made his debut as Spartacus, the youngest dancer to take that role in the Bolshoi's history. He has also danced in the works of Wheeldon and Ratmansky, dancing the role of Philippe in the latter's production of Flames of Paris. He is recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including first prize in Moscow 2005.

Subjects: Dance.


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