NDER the direction of Marine Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia and the United States.
Now Watford Colosseum audiences now have the opportunity to experience the superb artistry of this acclaimed company on its first UK tour.
Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding male soloists who will take your breath away.
Touring a traditional repertoire which features principle dancer Natalia Romanova – one of the pupils of the late legendary ballerina Natalya Dudinskaya – the ballets will certainly enchant dance fans.
The Nutcracker is a delightfully festive tale, and the perfect introduction to ballet, as Clara is whisked away on a fairytale adventure by her Nutcracker prince and one of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact.
Giselle tells of a village girl whose everlasting love saves her beloved from a wretched dance to the death.
Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre was formed in 1996 by Marina Medvetskaya, who herself is a disciple of Vakhtang Chaboukiana and was the Prima Ballerina of the Tbilisi State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Artistic Director Marina Medvetskaya said: “It has been a dream of mine to bring this company to audiences in the UK.
“We have enjoyed wonderful reviews from America, Northern and Eastern Europe and I believe UK dance fans will embrace the beauty, power and dexterity of our male and female dancers in these icon ballets.”