234th Season

Diana Vishneva


Principal Dancer

Recipient of the State Prize of Russia.

Prizewinner at the International Ballet Competition (Lausanne, 1994).

Won the Benois de la danse prize (1995), the Golden Sophit St Petersburg theatre prize (1996), the Baltika prize (1998), the Golden Mask, the highest theatrical prize of Russia (2001), the Dance of Europe prize (2002) and the Ballet magazine prize (2003).

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).

Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva).

During her last year at the Academy, started working at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1995. Principal since 1996.

Repertoire includes:
Giselle (Giselle);
Pas de quatre (Fanni Cerrito);
Le Corsaire (Gulnare);
La Bayadere (Nikia);
"Paquita" Grand pas (variation);
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora);
The Nutcracker (Masha);
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile, Pas de trois);
Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemance);
Don Quixote (Kitri);
Fokine s Scheherazade (Zobeide), Firebird (Firebird), Le Spectre de la rose;
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet);
Balanchine s Apollo (Terpsichore), Symphony in C (3rd Movement), Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Jewels (Rubies), Ballet Imperial;
Robbins‘ In the Night (1st movement);
Auber‘s Grand pas classique;
Roland Petit‘s Le Jeune homme et la mort, Carmen (Carmen);
MacMillan‘s Manon (Manon);
Neumeier‘s Spring and Fall, Now and Then, The Sounds of Empty Pages;
Alexei Ratmansky‘s Le Poe me de l‘extase, Cinderella (Cinderella);
William Forsythe‘s Steptext. In 2001, Diana Vishneva made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsballett in MacMillan‘s Manon and at the Teatro alla Scala (Milan) in The Sleeping Beauty.

In 2002, she made her debut at the Opera de Paris in Nureyev‘s Don Quixote.

Guest artist with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin) since 2002, where her repertoire includes Giselle (Giselle), Nikia (La Bayadere), Odette-Odile (Swan Lake, Fricka and Brungilda in Maurice Bejart‘s Ring um den Ring

Photos © Marc Haegeman. All rights reserved.
Diana Vishneva official website www.vishneva.ru

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