Fri, Aug 11|
The Dance Center
Ballet Masterclasses w/ Valery Lantratov
August 11 Masterclasses with Valery Lantratov *1-2:30PM Ballet 2/3 $45 *2:30-4PM Ballet 4/5 $45
Time & Location
Aug 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Dance Center, 129 E Alder St Suite B, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
About the event
Russian National Ballet Foundation
Valery Lantratov has had a distinguished career as a dancer in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. Most
recently he has made international headlines for his role as Czar Nicholas II in a production of the new
ballet Rasputin, with Farouk Ruzimatov of the Marinsky Theater (Kirov) and for successful
international tours of Don Quixote and original choreography for the annual festival for the goddess
Aphrodite in Cypruss. A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic
College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet. With the theater he
danced principal roles in such ballets as Don Quixote, Copellia and Romeo and Juliet.
He has received accolades in the Russian and international press for his strong
technique, personality and expressiveness.
In 1993, Lantratov began working for the Kremlin Ballet. This same year, he formed the
Russian National Ballet Foundation. He has toured as a solo guest artist in such
countries as Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and the United
States. The Russian National Ballet Foundation has toured in Europe, Asia, The Middle
East and the United States.
In 1997, Russian president Boris Yeltsin named Valery Lantratov “ People’s Artist of
Russia,” the Russian Federation’s highest artistic honor.
Mr. Lantratov holds a teaching certificate Russia's renowned National Academy of
Theatrical Arts- GITIS.* For three years, Mr. Lantratov served as a guest instructor at
the Boston Ballet.
With his Russian National Ballet Foundation, Lantratov is able to realize his goal of
introducing new audiences throughout the world to some of the finest classical works of
Russia. “No matter what might happen between the countries in the world, dance can
deliver peace, compassion and art—eternal values.”
*GITIS' ballet department was founded in 1946 under A. Gorsky, R. Zakharov and
Leonid Lavaovsky of the Bolshoi Ballet with equal state funding to the Bolshoi. It is the
only institute in Russia to offer a diploma in choreography and direction for ballet
theatre. Its distinguished ballet masters include Vladimir Vassiliev (director of the
Bolshoi, retired), Nadja Pavlova (prima ballerina absoluta of the Bolshoi, retired) and
Katirina Maximova (prima ballerina absoluta of the Bolshoi, retired).
Masterclass w/Valery Lantratov$45.00+$1.13 service fee