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Alexander Sergeev (Dancer)

Alexander Sergeyev used the breadth and amplitude inherent in his performing style to maximum effect. Scrupulously following the letter and spirit of Yakobson’s choreography, he opened up the possibilities of the plastique text of the role as much as possible. He created an excellent Shurale in terms of the character’s multifaceted image. In Act I the imposing and egocentric lord of the woods led the life of a sybarite. In Act II the nimble and cunning wretch darted about. And in Act III the spurned and dejected lover Leshy rampaged. (Ballet ad libitum)


The young European David Dawson’s Reverence... A rising star of the Mariinsky, Alexander Sergeyev performed it brilliantly... Sergeyev combined in one the almost “swan-like” and slow arms, dagger-like arabesques and the legs resembling the cracks of a whip – these are the nuances of an elegy of the body angles created by Dawson to the music of this heartfelt violin solo.(Nezavisimaya Gazeta)


It is surprisingly organic when every cell of the body dances and every step is filled with feeling, there is a sense of meaning to every second of the dance and every movement is outstretched to the last musical moment – such a performance is a great rarity today. (St Petersburg Theatre Journal)

• Recipient of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan’s award For Achievements in Culture (2009).
• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, in the category “Best Performing Ensemble” for his work on the ballet For Four (production by Christopher Wheeldon, 2007).

Born in Leningrad.
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2004 (class of Professor Gennady Selyutsky).
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2004.
Soloist since 2010.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Giselle (Count Albrecht); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Spanish Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov,
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Béranger, Bernard, Grand рas); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Pas de deux from the ballet The Talisman; choreography by Marius Petipa, Don Quixote (Espada); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Le Papillon; choreography by Marie Taglioni,
Pétrouchka (Pétrouchka); choreography by Michel Fokine,
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Vaslav, Youths); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
George Balanchine’s ballets Apollo (Apollo), Serenade, Symphony in C (First Movement), Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), The Four Temperaments (Sanguine), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Theme and Variations , Scotch Symphony and Prodigal Son (the Prodigal),
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Mercutio); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gzovsky,
Leonid Yakobson’s ballets Shurale (Shurale) and Spartacus (Harmodius),
Études; choreography by Harald Lander,
The Legend of Love (Friends of Ferkhad); choreography by Yuri Grigorovich,
Carmen-Suite (Torero); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
For Four; choreography by Christopher Wheeldon,
Le Parc (Soloist); choreography by Angelin Preljocaj,
Roland Petit’s ballets Le Jeune homme et la mort (the Youth) and Leda et le cygne,
Manon (Young Gentlemen); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan,
The Nutcracker (the Nutcracker Prince); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
The Magic Nut (Hungarian Groom, Young Drosselmeyer); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Donvena Pandoursky,
William Forsythe’s ballets In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Approximate Sonata and Steptext,
Alexei Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella (the Prince), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Ivan the Fool), Anna Karenina (Count Vronsky) and Concerto DSCH,
Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (Pierrot Lunaire, Three Point Turn),
Gentle Memories; choreography by Jiří Bubeníček,
Sacre; choreography by Sasha Waltz,
Infra; choreography by Wayne McGregor
and Solo; choreography by Hans van Manen.

Repertoire also includes:
Tango; choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko,
The Nutcracker (the Prince); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Cinderella (the Prince); choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev,
The Golden Age (Alexander); choreography by Noah D. Gelber,
Anton Pimonov's ballets Choreographic Game 3x3 and Inside the lines.

He was the first performer of roles in the ballets Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Covielle; choreography by Nikita Dmitrievsky), Reverence (choreography by David Dawson), Du Côté de chez Swann (choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko), The Meek One (Man; choreography by Donvena Pandoursky), Aria Suspended (First Movement; choreography by Peter Quanz), The Ring (choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko), Presentiment of Spring (Death) and Bolero Factory (Greed; choreography by Yuri Smekalov).

He danced in the premiere performances of Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (Alexei Ratmansky’s Pierrot Lunaire and Three Point Turn by Dwight Roden) in the USA and in the Russian premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Events with Alexander Sergeev (Dancer)

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The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiven...Show more
The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. Giselle (by Marius Petipa) is one of the world's favorite romantic ballets, and tells the story of a beautiful village girl who falls in love with a powerful Count, who is disguises himself as a fellow villager. When Giselle learns of his deception and that their love will never be, her world falls apart and she descends into madness. Full info
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October
Tuesday
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Prokofiev’s Cinderella choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, good and sincere story of Cinderella, Prin...Show more
Prokofiev’s Cinderella choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, good and sincere story of Cinderella, Prince, Love and basic values of Life, was premierred at the Mariinsky Theatre in March 2002.At the time, Ratmansky was a little-known figure: a Bolshoi-trained dancer who had worked for several western companies and was launching his career as a choreographer. A decade later he is the world's most influential ballet-maker, credited with revitalising classical dance through a series of highly individual productions.His Cinderella is an uneven work which shows evidence of the choreographer's struggle to reconcile highly diverse elements. The Copenhagen Post: "Ratmansky’s production is attractive for its light and playful atmosphere, its irony and its self irony. The choreography successfully combines good traditions with inventiveness. A healthy sense of humour guarantees a “democratic feel” and intelligibility to the performance, the thirst for the acting finds a joyous response from the performers, and the exaggerated attention to stylistics gives the ballet a western gloss." Full info
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November
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The Little Humpbacked Horse is based on a Russian folk tale for children, but the latest adaptation ...Show more
The Little Humpbacked Horse is based on a Russian folk tale for children, but the latest adaptation for the stage by Ratmansky is fresh, fun and very creative, with a wide audience appeal. A perfect blend of "classical meets modern". This is a ballet to music (1956) by Rodion Shchedrin, whose works came in the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre in recent years. It was premierred at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1960. Current production was choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky in 2009. The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is well-known to Russian and American audiences for his works staged at the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky Theatres, as well as in the famous American Ballet Theatre company. Alexei Ratmansky is acclaimed as one of the most vibrant modern choreographers. Full info
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The Nutcracker, a ballet by Tchaikovsky, was presented in its new version, choreographed by Kirill S...Show more
The Nutcracker, a ballet by Tchaikovsky, was presented in its new version, choreographed by Kirill Simonov on 12 February 2001 within the framework of the First International Ballet Festival "Mariinsky". The famous artist Mihail Chemiakin proposed a new, in many ways revolutionary staging and production design, which transmit the very special spirit of E.T.A.Hoffmann’s tales. This production demands one to seriously think about important life values. 10 years of this production showed its high popularity, and dispelled the myth that The Nutcracker is exclusively a Christmas tale for little kids. For many adults, the production by Mihail Chemiakin became an opportunity to open the new faces of the wise tales of E.T.A.Hoffmann. Full info
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
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