New principal dancer in NOVAT

November 17, 2017

Young dancer Ernest Latypov, winner of Soul of dance competition in the category Uprising star decided to join the Novosibirsk opera and ballet company after having worked a number of seasons with the Mariinsky theatre. He took up a post of Principal dancer, the highest place in ballet hierarchy.

Artistic Director of NOVAT ballet company Denis Matvienko stated the following: For the first time in modern theatre history a soloist leaves highly privileged venue of the Mariinsky theatre for the Novosibirsk ballet. Our company offers a unique diverse repertoire with opportunities to never ending professional development, freedom for research and experiment. I wish Ernest Latypov all the success on the stage and I congratulate ballet admirers on having an opportunity to esteem his talent.

Ernest Latypov, Principal dancer of NOVAT ballet company stated the following: The Novosibirsk ballet company has a high professional standard of dancing. For me its an honor and a great responsibility to become Principal dancer here. Im planning to take part in three or four performances each month on the average. I like to have an opportunity to try my skills in different choreography, especially Nacho Duatos works. The major part of the season is already settled, so I will have to perform both familiar parts and the new ones. Some of my personal premieres are planned to happen in this winter. Its a huge professional advantage for a dancer to have his future works scheduled. It gives you freedom to advance professionally. Here I will have that as well as a chance to work under the supervision of an outstanding artist Denis Matvienko. I am also a guest Principal dancer of the Mikhailovsky theatre, which doubles my reach. I am very excited to work under the guidance of a legendary tutor Mikhail Messerer.

Ernest Latypov was born in the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2012 he graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy, where he studied under Gennady Selyutsky. With the Mariinsky theatre he danced both classic and contemporary repertoire, performing lead parts of the following ballets: La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, A Legend of Love, The Little Humpbacked Horse and other. He is the winner of the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2013), Arabesque-2014 competition named after Ekaterina Maksimova, winner of Soul of dance award, participant of the Big ballet project on Culture TV channel.

Ernest Latypov will make his first appearance on NOVAT stage on 18th November, he is going to present Prince Siegfried of the Swan Lake ballet. 30th November he will perform Solor in La Bayadère.