Grand Prix


The Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand Prix awards ceremony was held on 1 December. Having watched and analysed the finalists’ performances, the Artistic Council of the Grand Prix agreed unanimously on the list of award-winners. Each one will receive monetary prizes, and each of the participating ballet schools will receive a special grant to help support its teaching staff.

(Moscow State Ballet Academy);

Students of the Bashkir Ballet College.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre expresses its gratitude to The Grand Hotel Europe, the General Partner of the Grand Prix, DLA Piper, the Official Partner, 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, and the Imperial Mikhailovsky Theatre Foundation.

  • General partner

    Grand Hotel Europe
  • Official partner

    DLA Piper
  • Grand Prix

    Kseniya Ryzhkova

    Moscow State Ballet Academy

  • Gold Medal

    Marina Volkova

    Krasnoyarsk Ballet College

  • Silver Medal

    Yury Kudryavtsev

    Krasnoyarsk Ballet College

  • Bronze Medal

    Polina Ryasnaya

    Krasnoyarsk Ballet College

  • The Moscow State Ballet Academy

  • The Vaganova State Ballet Academy

  • The Krasnoyarsk Ballet College

  • The Novosibirsk State Ballet College

  • The Rudolph Nureyev Bashkir Ballet College

Chairman of the Artistic Council

Members of the Artistic Council

General Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Nikita Dolgushin

Nacho Duato

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

Artistic Director of the Bavarian State Ballet
Ivan Liška

Ballet Master in Chief of the Mikhailovsky Ballet
Mikhail Messerer

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

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee

General Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Vladimir Kekhman

Rector the Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vera Dorofeeva

Vice Governor of St Petersburg
Vasiliy Kichegi

Director of the Krasnoyarsk Ballet College
Yulia Kulakova

Rector the Moscow State Ballet Academy
Marina Leonova

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

General manager of The Grand Hotel Europe
Yulia Pashkovskaya

Director of the Perm State Ballet College
Lyudmila Shevchenko

Patron of art
Toshihiko Takahashi

Director of the Rudolph Nureyev Bashkir Ballet College
Amir Taygunov

Director of the Novosibirsk State Ballet College
Alexander Vasilevsky