Ivan Vasiliev

Ballet Dancer, Person

1989 –


Who is Ivan Vasiliev?

Ivan Vasiliev is a Russian ballet dancer performing since 2012 as a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. He came to the ABT from the Mikhaylovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, where he had performed since December 2011.; and before that he was previously a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Born in Vladivostok, he graduated from the Belorussian Ballet School and won first prize at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2005. In 2006 he won the Grand Prix of the Varna International Ballet Competition and first prize at the Arabesque-96 Ballet Competition in Perm.

Vasiliev joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 2006. Vasiliev was promoted to the rank of principal with fellow dancer and fiancee Natalia Osipova after a performance of Don Quixote, the ballet he premiered with, in May 2010. Vasiliev and Osipova left the Bolshoi in 2011 when they both moved to the Mikhailovsky Theater.

His repertoire includes Basil, the title role in Spartacus, Solor and the Golden Idol, Conrad Philippe, Acteon and Misericordes.

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  • Васильев, Иван Владимирович

on July 23, 2013


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