Swan Lake

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Seven O' Clock PM
  • Century II Concert Hall

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:00PM – Century II Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

Russian National Ballet Theatre

A Ballet in Four Acts
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser
Original Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
World Premiere: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, March 4, 1877
Artistic Director
Elena Radchenko
Set Design:Lev Solodovnikov
Costume Design:Simon Virsaladze


ODETTE AND ODILEEkaterina Egorova
VON ROTHBARTAlexander Daev
JESTERDmitry Shchemelinin
and the Corps de Ballet
Production and Artists subject to change


About the Company
Ekaterina Egorova
Odette / Odile

Ekaterina Egorova graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography in 2006, and was immediately hired as a member of the Russian National Ballet Theatre by Sergey Radchenko. With her combination of grace, technical prowess, and excellent physique she quickly became the company’s prima ballerina, performing the most demanding roles of the classical ballet repertoire. She is known for the title roles of Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Giselle, as well as Maria in The Nutcracker and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

Aydos Zakan
Prince Siegfried

Since 2009, Aydos Zakan has held the position of Principal Soloist at both St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre and Moscow’s Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. His best-known roles include Albert in Giselle, Prince Siegfried inSwan Lake, Basil in Don Quixote, and Ali (Rhab) in Le Corsaire. Mr. Zakan graduated with honors from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and has won awards from over a dozen international competitions, including the gold medal at the 2008 Tanc-Olim Competition in Berlin, Germany, and first prize at the 2010 “Arabesque” International Competition in Perm, Russia.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the Perestroika period of the late 1980s. Originally called the Soviet National Ballet, the company was founded by and comprised of graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev, and even Warsaw. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.

In 1994, legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Elena Radchenko was appointed by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. She has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of Russian ballet and developing new talents throughout Russia. The company’s repertoire includes virtually all of the works of Marius Petipa: Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Paquita, Coppelia and La Sylphide, as well as many other productions including The Nutcracker, Sylvia, and La Fille Mal Gardée.