Cast and creative

Valery Gergiev (Conductor)

Valery Gergiev became Music Director of the Mariinsky in 1988, when he was 35 years old. His tenure has brought universal acclaim to the already legendary Mariinsky Theatre by showcasing… read more

Viktoria Tereshkina (Nikia – La Bayadère)

Honoured Artist of Russia (2008). Prize-winner at the Perm International Ballet Competition (2006). Recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize from Ballet magazine (2006) and the Golden Sofit, St. Petersburg’s… read more

Vladimir Shklyarov (Solor – La Bayadère)

Prize-winner at the Vaganova-Prix International Competition (St Petersburg, 2002) and the International Ballet and Choreography Competition (Moscow, 2009). Recipient of prizes including the Spirit of Dance (2008), the Leonid Massine… read more

Anastasia Matvienko (Gamzatti - La Bayadère)

Prize-winner at the Serge Lifar International Competition (Kiev, 2002) and the International Ballet and Choreography Competition (Moscow, 2005). Recipient of a prize and the press jury award at the International… read more

Andrei Bondarenko (Andrei – War & Peace)

Graduated from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music of Ukraine in 2009. In 2005–2007 was the soloist of the National Philharmonic of the Ukraine. In 2007 joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. Andrei Bondarenko… read more

Aida Garifullina (Natasha – War & Peace)

Aida Garifullina was born in Kazan. When she was 13, she became a grant holder of Fyodor Chaliapin Fund and was awarded "Voice of the Year". In the same year… read more