234th Season

Karen Ioannisyan

Dancer

Born in Leningrad.
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2003.
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company the same year.

His repertoire includes:
Giselle (Armour-Bearer);
La Bayadиre (Toloragva, Indian Dance);
Le Rйveil de Flore (Aquilon; revival of the 1894 production);
Swan Lake (Mazurka, Spanish Dance, Hungarian Dance);
Raymonda (Panaderos, Mazurka, Hungarian Dance);
Don Quixote (Espada, Fandango, Gipsy Dance);
Michel Fokine’s ballets Schйhйrazade (Shakhezman) and Le Carnaval (Pierrot);
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Youth, Cracovienne);
Romeo and Juliet (Folk Dance);
Shurale (Evil Spirit) – choreography by Leonid Yakobson;
George Balanchine’s ballets Symphony in C (VI Movement) and La Valse;
The Nutcracker (Punch, Spanish Dance), production by Mihail Chemiakin and choreography by Kirill Simonov;
Alexei Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella (Dance Teacher, Male Dance) and The Little Humpbacked Horse (Gypsy Dance);
The Magic Nut (Spanish Rat) – production by Mihail Chemiakin and choreography by Donvena Pandoursky;
The Golden Age (Foreign Team);
Donvena Pandoursky’s ballets The Meek One (Double of the Man) and Le Sacre du printemps (Elves);
The Ring – choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko;
and dances in the operas The Queen of Spades (Dance Master in The Shepherd’s Sincerity pastorale), Prince Igor (Polovtsian) and Ruslan and Lyudmila (Lezghinka).

He has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet Company to Germany, the Netherlands, China and Hong Kong.


Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg
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