Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Principal of Vaganova Ballet Academy

Nikolai Tsiskaridze: what the parents who are considering a ballet future for their children should know

First of all, it is necessary to determine whether the child has the aptitude for ballet. Many parents happily sign their children up for ballet classes because it keeps the kids busy for most of the day. The child may not necessarily have any talent for dance, but the parents make every effort to keep them occupied.

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Nikolái Tsiskaridze defiende suspensión del ballet «Nuréyev»

Nikolái Tsiskaridze defiende la censura tras la suspensión del ballet «Nuréyev»

El bailarín y coreógrafo ruso Nikolái Tsiskaridze defendió hoy la censura en el teatro, poco después de que el «Bolshoi» suspendiera un ballet sobre la vida de Rudolf Nureyev, disidente soviético homosexual considerado uno de los mejores bailarines clásicos del siglo XX.

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Russian Ballet Scandal Heads North

As a star ballet soloist of Moscow’s legendary Bolshoi Theater stands trial over an attack in which acid was thrown in the face of the ballet troupe’s artistic director, the scandals rocking the Russian ballet world have reached St. Petersburg, the historical home of the art form in Russia.

Teachers at the city’s Vaganova Ballet Academy, which has produced legions of Russia’s most famous ballet dancers – from Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky and George Balanchine to Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov – are up in arms after the Russian culture minister named flamboyant and divisive dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze as the school’s new head.

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Academia de Ballet Vaganova

Fundada en 1738 por decreto de la Emperatriz Ana I de Rusia, la Escuela del Ballet Imperial se convirtió en la institución educativa para el entrenamiento del ballet.

La Academia de Ballet Vaganova durante sus 275 años de existencia ha graduado una galaxia de bailarines y coreógrafos de renombre como Ana Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Oleg Vinogradov, Yuri Grigorovich, Farukh Ruzimatov, Altynay Asylmuratova, Konstantin Zaklinsky, Uliana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva y Svetlana Zakharova, sólo por mencionar algunos. En 1957, seis años después de la muerte de Vaganova, la academia recibió su nombre.

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Diana Vishneva criticises change at Vaganova Ballet Academy

Diana Vishneva, the principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet, hits out at Nikolai Tsiskaridze’s appointment to head Vaganova Ballet Academy.

One of Russia’s best known ballerinas has criticised the appointment of the outspoken dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze to head its top ballet school, saying there was no real reason for the controversial change.

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