Artistic Director — Valentin Grishenko


Artistic Director — Valentin Grishenko
Russian Classical Ballet Theatre was founded in 2009.

The reason for the birth of the troupe was the need for a young promising team with great creative ambitions, both in classical and modern directions. And we are happy to bear this title for fourteen years in a row!

The main task of our theatre is to carry out educational activitiy and continue the traditions of world ballet. We strive to preserve the creative heritage of the great masters of Russian ballet and discover new plastic choreographic directions and possibilities.

Our main difference is activity and mobility! We can handle long tours through cities and countries, new productions and classical masterpieces for children and adults. We are ready to work at any stages, we often participate in various city events and holidays.

The main repertoire of our theatre includes the pearls of classical ballet. "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker", "Sleeping Beauty" by P. I. Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella" by S. S. Prokofiev, "Giselle" by A. Adam, "Don Quixote" by L. Minkus, " Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs” by B. Pavlovsky, “Carmen Suite”, “Walpurgis Night” (comprising an evening of one-act ballets).

We regularly travel around the world. Our performances have already been seen by the audience in many cities in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Luxembourg, China, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, USA, United Arab Emirates and other countries.

An integral part of ou theatre’s life, of course, are tours around Russia. It seems that we have traveled in almost all regions of the country!
In Moscow, our performances can be seen at such leading theatre venues as the Moscow theatre "Novaya Opera" and the Russian Academic Youth Theater (RAMT), where traditional Summer Ballet Seasons are held. We have been participating in the Seasons for seven years in a row, and not only in the summer marathon, but also in autumn and spring projects, and we also present New Year's “Nutcrackers”, without which not a single December can do.

Our team consists of teachers, choreographers, costume and lighting designers, and, of course, ballet dancers, graduates of the strongest choreographic schools of Moscow, Leningrad, Perm, Novosibirsk, Kiev, etc.

Many of our theatre’s soloists have won the love of the audience and the recognition of critics. Nadezhda Ivanova won the Best Ballerina award at the 2013 Summer Ballet Seasons. The virtuoso technique and acting skills of Sergei Skvortsov were highly appreciated by the critics of the Ballet magazine in 2019-2021. In social networks, fan groups of Evgeny Ermakov, Alexander Tarasov, Pavel Sviridov and other members of our troupe are formed.

In addition, we invite stars from leading Russian and foreign theatres to participate in our performances. Alexandra Krisa, soloist of the Kremlin Ballet Theatre, Yuri Vybornov, soloist of The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Alevtina Kasatkina, soloist of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after. N.I.Sats, Alisa Voronova, soloist of the State Academic Theater of Classical Ballet of Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov, and other wonderful artists.

We are always interested to work with invited leading soloists and propose them new roles in classical performances so that the audience sees them from a different perspective.

In the ballets that we give on large stages, sometimes animals also participate. In Giselle, beautiful greyhounds enter the stage along with the retinue of the count, and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza ride out to the audience on a white horse and a gray donkey. The participation of animals contributes to a deeper immersion of the viewer into the atmosphere of the ballet.

The artistic director of our theatre is Valentin Viktorovich Grishchenko.

Valentin graduated from the Krasnoyarsk State Choreographic School, after he was invited to the Krasnoyarsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist. He also had solo roles in Moscow City Ballet and stood at the origins of the creation of the Art-Da Ballet Theatre, which later turned into the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre.
We are a theatre for all time! Our performances have been awarded by numerous international and Russian awards. The tour biography of the theatre is impressive: from London to Madrid, from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin, from Germany to USA.

Ballet is not just a spectacle, it is an art form that requires special sensitivity of the soul. Therefore, we believe that our theatre is able not only to fulfill its social mission in the field of culture, but also to form an aesthetic taste in the audience in the field of ballet repertoire. We are sure that the audience gets great pleasure from our performances, because the troupe is always in good shape, solving the most daring creative tasks. We are constantly and actively looking for any opportunity to show classical art.

We work with our heart and soul - always looking for new solutions and preserving the traditions of classical Russian ballet!

Repertoire of the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre

November 20,
November 20,

December 24, 25, 30, 31,
11:00, 15:00, 19:00

January 1st,
12:00, 15:00, 19:00