theatre was founded in 1994 Konstantin Tachkin and represents
the theatre of classical ballet. It is a unique private theatre,
developing the traditions of Russian classical ballet and in
able to complete with the famous state theatres.
The theatre dancers - are certificated specialists of the famous
Vaganova Academy of Russian ballet.
The theatre cooperates with leading Russian decoration and costume
designers: Vycheslav Okunev ("Giselle", "Don
Quixote"), G.Soloviev and S.Pastuch (" Swan lake",
"The Nutcracker", "Gala - concert of classical
ballet", "Diamonds", "The Sleeping Beauty".
The theatre repertoire includes such masterpieces of the world
ballet as: "Giselle"(the premiere was on 31 December,
1994), "Don Quixote"(the premiere - 3 March 1996),"The
Swan Lake" (the premiere - 26 May 1997), "The Nutcracker"
(the premiere - 6 February 1999), "Gala-concert of classical
ballet" (the premiere - 7 October 1999), "Diamonds"
(the premiere - 7 October 1999), "The Sleeping Beauty".
All mentioned ballets were staged according to rules of classical
choreography. Theatre performances are accompanied by orchestra.
The Theatre dancers are certificated specialists of the famous
Vaganov Academy of Russian Ballet, each of them is talanted
In Tachkin Ballet Theatre there are 64 professional dancers
who studied at famous masters of Russian ballet art, former
soloists of Mariinsky Theatre: Yriy Gumba (Honoured Actor of
Russia, prize-winner of international competition); Svetlana
Efremova (Honoured Actress of Russia, prize-winner of international
competition), Irina Kovaleva, Georgy Dzevulsky, Eduard Michasev.
The theatre tours were successful at Spain, Holland, Ireland
and Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, United Arab Republic.
The Theatre is situated
in an ancient building in the center of Saint-Petersburg, in the palace
which was built on personal means of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas
the Second in 1 8 9 8.
The dancers of the
theatre are the graduates of the famous Ballet Academy of Vaganova, each
of them represents a talented choreographic personality. It give the theatre
the extraordinary professional character.
The repertoire of the theatre
includes such masterpieces of the world famous choreography as :
«Giselle» by A. Adam (first night Dec 31, 1994),
«Don Quixote» by L. Minkus (first night March 3, 1996),
«Swan lake» by P. Tchaikovsky (first night May 26, 1997),
«The Nutcracker» by P. Tchaikovsky (first night
Feb 6, 1999),
«Classical Ballet Gala» (first night Oct 7, 1999),
«Diamond» by K. Jenkins (first night Oct 7, 1999),
«Sleeping Beauty» by P. Tchaikovsky.
All mentioned performances
are based on classical choreography and on original music versions. Usually
the theatre performs with orchestra accompaniment but it is also possible to
perform with taped music. During its existence the theatre has performed successfully
in United Arabian Emirates, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium
, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
have 64 professional dancers who are trained by the famous masters of Russian
ballet art, in the past - the soloists of Mariinsky Theatre ( Kirov ballet ) :
Yury Gumba, the honoured Artist of Russia, international
Svetlana Efremova, the honoured Artist of Russia
, international prize winner,
Georgi Dzevulski and
The Theatre collaborate with
the leading Russian sets and costumes designers:
Viacheslav Okunev («Giselle», «Don Quixote» ),
Galina Solovieva and Simon
( «Swan lake», «Nutcracker», «Classical ballet Gala», «Diamond», «Sleeping
Some reviews (click here to
view all reviews):
«...so they look young, pleasing and well - trained.They are a company
with style, brought up to make the most of the traditional choreography
that still works so well on the Russian stage, and we are lucky to have
them.. Classical ballet seems alive and well in their competent hands
» (The Sunday Telegraph 12.04.1998 )
«The female corps de ballet in the lakeside swan scenes exudes a mesmeric
magic, transcendently beautiful, with a vulnerability to blow away in
a breath...» ( Eastern Daily Press 14.04.1998 Norwich )
«What really counts is the powerful sensation, from the opening curtain, that we are drinking from classical ballet’s very source.» ( Evening
Press 22.04.1998 York )