Grand Prix


The second annual competition of students of the major Russian ballet schools — Grand prix of the Mikhailovsky Theatre — is to take place on 19-21 November 2010.

The charity project first took place in 2009 and its main feature was the fact that money prizes were given not only to the winners but also to the schools that raised them: the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, the Moscow Ballet Academy, and the Novosibirsk Ballet School.

In autumn 2010 the young students of the greatest ballet schools of Russia will appear on the Mikhailovsky stage to show the results of hard toil — both theirs and their teachers’.The  Artistic  Council of  the  contest  will be led by the ballet master of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, professor  Nikita Dolgushin.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre expresses its gratitude to The Grand Hotel Europe,the General Partner of the Grand Prix, DLA Piper, the Official Partner and personally Ms Olga Litvinova, the managing partner of the company, Mr Toshihiko Takahashi for his constant support of the projects of the theatre and his contribution to the prize fund of the Mikhailovsky Grand Prix, Mr David Panikashvili for his contribution to the prize fund, and the Imperial Mikhailovsky Theatre Foundation.

  • General partner

    Grand Hotel Europe
  • Official partner

    DLA Piper
  • Grand Prix

    Ksenia Zhiganshina

    The Vaganova State Ballet Academy

  • Gold Medal

    Nikita Chetverikov

    The Perm State Ballet College

  • Silver Medal

    Maria Repetiyeva

    The Novosibirsk State Ballet College

  • Bronze Medal

    Dmitry Byakov

    The Perm State Ballet College

Chairman of the Artistic Council

Members of the Artistic Council

General Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Nikita Dolgushin

Artistic Director of the Moscow Music Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Company
Sergey Filin

Ballet and theater critic, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation
Vadim Gajewski

Ballet critic
Tatiana Kuznetsova

Ballet Master in Chief of the Mikhailovsky Ballet
Mikhail Messerer

Ballet and theater critic, Doctor of Arts, Professor
Igor Stupnikov

Principal dancer of The Bolshoi Theatre
Ivan Vasiliev

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee

General Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Vladimir Kekhman

Office Managing Partner at the intenational legal practice DLA Piper, St. Petersburg branch
Olga Litvinova

Vice Governor of St Petersburg
Alla Manilova

Patron of art
Toshihiko Takahashi