Swan Lake, the jewel of the classical repertoires composed by legendary Russian composer Tchaikovsky and creatively choreographed by Marius Petipa, has become one of the most performed ballets in the world. Marius Petipa, born in Marseilles, ruled over the Russian dance for more then 50 years. He could have never imagined that after him passing away his ballets would be danced all over the world. Furthermore, his Swan Lake, more than a century after its creation, became the most popular of all romantic ballets worldwide.
In 1988, the Russian Choreographer and former soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, founded Moscow City Ballet. The Company’s success, both at home and abroad, makes it one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies.
Considering classical ballet tob e an important part of the national heritage of Russia, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov aims tob ring it to as wide a public as possible, especially the new generation of ballet-going youngsters.
Moscow City Ballet is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet.