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LEONID
SARAFANOV

GUEST STAR

YEARS ON STAGE

17

SIGN OF THE ZADIAC

Cancer

HOBBY

Golf

FAVORITE MOVIE

The Departed

SONG TO SING

U2 «With or Without You»

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he graduated from the Kiev State School of Choreography in 2000 and the same year he became a soloist with the National Ballet of Ukraine.

 

Since joining the Company, he has danced the principal roles in La Sylphide, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Pètrouchka, and Carmen Suite. In 2002 he joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company, where his repertory included principal roles in La Sylphide, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, La Bayadère, Romeo and Juliet, Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments, Jewels, Lander’s Etudes, Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and Ratmansky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse. 

 

In January 2011, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company, where his repertoire includes principal roles in Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, Giselle, ou Les Wilis, Don Quixote, Cipollino and the productions by Nacho Duato The Sleeping Beauty, Without Words, Prelude, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness. 

 

His professional awards include medals at the International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Seoul (2004), the IX International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Moscow (1st place and Gold Medal, 2001), the International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Paris (1st place and Gold Medal, 2000), and the International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Budapest (2nd place and Silver Medal, 2000).

In 2006, he was awarded the International Benois de la Danse Prize, as well as Ballet magazine’s Spirit of Dance prize in the Star category. In 2010, he received the National Theatre Golden Mask Award for Best Male Role in Ballet.

AWARDS:

  • Prize-winner at the International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Seoul (2004)

  • Prize-winner at the IX International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Moscow (1st place and Gold Medal, 2001)

  • Prize-winner at the International Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Paris (1st place and Gold Medal, 2000)

  • Prize-winner at the International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Dancers’ Competition in Budapest (2nd place and Silver Medal, 2000)

  • In 2006 he was awarded the International Benois de la Danse Prize, as well as Ballet magazine’s “Spirit of Dance 2006” prize in the category “Star”.

  • Prize-winner at the National Theatre Golden Mask Awards (2010) for “Best Male Role in Ballet”

REPERTORY:

 

  • James (La Sylphide)

  • Count (Giselle, ou Les Wilis)

  • Conrad (Le Corsaire)

  • Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake)

  • Solor (La Bayadère)

  • Basil (Don Quixote)

  • Colas (La Fille mal gardée)

  • Peter (La Halte de cavalerie)

  • Antoine Mistral (The Flames of Paris)

  • Philippe (The Flames of Paris)

  • Cipollino (Cipollino)

  • Evgeny (The Bronze Idol )

  • Prince Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty)

  • Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)

  • Nutcracker/Prince (The Nutcracker)

  • Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness

  • Without Words

  • Prelude

  • Invisible

  • Class Concert

  • Evgeny (The Bronze Idol)