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Kirov-Marinsky Ballet
The Marinsky Ballet is a classical ballet company based at the Marinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Founded in the 18th century, the Marinsky Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies. The Marinsky Ballet is most commonly known by its former Soviet name the Kirov Ballet.

London Dance
Events, ‘what’s on,’ reviews, news, features, directory.


The Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography
“La Classique” was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi, Perm and etc.


New York Ballet Company

The Nutcracker *

The Nutcracker
Performances, reviews, buzz.

The Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet

The Nutcracker
Wikipedia entry.



Ballet photography by Andrea Paolini Merlo.

Prokofiev *

The Sergei Prokofiev Foundation

BBC, Radio 3. Discovering Music
Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Cinderella – Nureyev’s choreography.  Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

Cinderella (Prokofiev) Wikipedia


Royal New Zealand Ballet Company

Russian ballet *

Ballets Russes
Wikipedia entry.

Ballets Russes Project, Australia
The Ballets Russes Project celebrated the vision and legacy of three legendary ballet companies that toured to Australia between 1936 and 1940. These companies traced their lineage back to Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe.

All Russian ballet tickets in one place. is really useful website for all Ballet aficionados, who are planning their trip to Russia and would like to see The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle and other masterpieces of Russian ballet in Mariinsky (ex-Kirov) Theatre, Mikhailovsky (ex-Mussorgsky) Theatre, Aleksandrinsky Theatre and others by their own eyes. You can book ticket for famous Russian ballet shows in couple of minutes and receive it online or have it delivered to your hotel, cruise-ship or theatre itself right before the show.

The Bolshoi Ballet

Diaghilev, Serge. Serge Diaghilev
Wikipedia entry.

Kirov-Marinsky Ballet

Nijinsky, Vaslav. Vaslav Nijinsky
Wikipedia entry.

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

Vaslav Nijinsky: 
Creating A New Artistic Era

Russian ballet.
History and legends.

The Mariinsky Theatre/Marinsky/Kirov Ballet

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

St Petersburg
Art of Dance. Stars of the ballet of St.Petersburg. Mariinskiy Theatre, Mussorgsky (Maliy) Opera and Ballet Theatre. Photos, press, performances.

Vaganova Ballet Academy

Satie’s Parade

San Francisco Ballet

Schools *

Akademie des Tanzes, Mannheim, Germany

Antwerp Ballet School

Australian Ballet School

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille

English National Ballet School

John Cranko-Schule, Stuttgart, Germany

National Academy of Dance, Budapest, Hungary

Royal Ballet School, London

Royal Conservatory, The Hague

Royal Danish Ballet School

Royal Swedish Ballet School

San Francisco Ballet School

School of American Ballet, New York

Vaganova Academy, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Vienna Opera Ballet School

Sleeping Beauty *

Sleeping Beauty (the story),
Wikipedia entry.

Sleeping Beauty, the ballet. 
Wikipedia entry.

Spanish ballet *

Spanish ballet companies, ballet dancers.

Spanish Dance and Dancers

Spanish Flamenco dancing, a history.

Spanish National Ballet


Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich. Igor Stravinksy
Classical Net Music Archive

The Firebird
Wikipedia entry.

Swan Lake *

Swan Lake, Wikipedia entryA history of the ballet.

Rudolf Nureyev’s choreography of Swan Lake.

The Sleeping Beauty – The Story. The Australian Ballet

Swan Lake
A history of the ballet, from The Ballet Bag.

Swan Lake performances on video, from YouTube.

Swedish Ballet. Royal Swedish Ballet

Switzerland. Pix de Lausanne Contemporary Dance Prize


Tchaikovsky, Piotr

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Wikipedia entry.

Sleeping Beauty. Wikipedia

The Sleeping Beauty. Tchaikovsky Research

The Sleeping Beauty. Bolshoi Ballet

History of The Nutcracker. Moscow Ballet

The Nutcracker. Wikipedia


History of Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky 

Swan Lake history. Wikipedia

Techniques *

Techniques. Ballet techniques.
Wikipedia entries.

Terms *

Ballet Terms A to Z

Glossary of ballet terms. Wikipedia


Tokyo Ballet
The Japan Performing Arts Foundation was founded in 1981 to develop and promote cultural life in Japan by advancing and popularizing the performing arts, particularly music and dance, and by promoting international exchange in the performing arts.