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Notice of casting change - The Bolshoi Ballet

Due to circumstances of the Bolshoi Ballet, the roles listed below will be replaced as follows. We will be grateful for your understanding.
Please note that there will be no refund as a result of this casting change for those who have purchased set tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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■Nov 20th,Thu, 19:00/Nov 24th, Mon, 17:00 
≪Von Rothbart≫
Vladislav Lantratov → Denis Rodkin

■Nov 26th, Wed, 13:00 
Alexander Volchkov → Semyon Chudin

■Dec 4th, Thu, 12:00 
Ekaterina Krysanova → Kristina Kretova

■Dec 4th, Thu, 18:30 
Alexander Volchkov → Semyon Chudin
Ekaterina Shipulina → Ekaterina Krysanova

■Dec 6th, Sat, 18:30 
Semyon Chudin → Mikhail Lobukhin

■Dec 7th, Sun, 14:00
Ekaterina Shipulina → Kristina Kretova
Mikhail Lobukhin → Semyon Chudin

Kristina Kretova, leading soloist

She was born in Orel. In 2002 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (classes of Lyudmila Kolenchenko, Marina Leonova, Elena Bobrova) and joined the Kremlin Ballet Theater, where she danced the leading roles:
Giselle (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, A. Petrov)
Odette-Odile (Swan Lake; choreography by Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, A. Messerer, A. Petrov)
Marie (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Petrov)
Kitri (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by Alexander Gorsky, production by V. Vasiliev)
Emmy Lawrence (Tom Sawyer by P. Ovsyannikov, choreography by A. Petrov)
Naina (Ruslan and Ludmila by V. Agafonnikov, choreography by A. Petrov)
Princess Florina, Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Petrov)
Esmeralda (La Esmeralda by C. Pugni, R. Drigo, choreography by A. Petrov)
Susanna (Figaro to music by W.I. Mozart and G. Rossini, choreography by A. Petrov)
She became the constant participant of the “Russian Seasons of the XXI century” project, initiated by the Charity foundation n.a. Maris Liepa, the company SAV Entertainment and the Kremlin Ballet Theater. She appeared in the roles of the Firebird (The Firebird by I. Stravinsky, after M. Fokine, revived by A. Liepa), Tamar (Tamar by M. Balakirev, staged by A. Liepa, Y. Smoriginas).
In 2007 she danced Gulnare in Le Corsaire by A. Adam (choreography by M. Petipa, K. Sergeev) and Lilac Fairy together with the ballet company of the Tatar State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after M.Jalil under the auspices of the International Rudolf Nureyev Festival of Classical Ballet (Kazan).
In 2008 she appeared in the role of the Mistress of the Copper Mountain at the first night performance of The Tale of the Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev at the Yekaterinburg State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (choreography by A. Petrov).
In 2010 she took the position of a principal dancer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. There she danced Queen of dryads, Kitri (Don Quixote, choreography by A. Gorsky, A Tchitchinadze), Odette- Odile (Swan Lake, choreography by L. Ivanov, V. P. Burmeister), Esmeralda (Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda; choreography by V. P. Burmeister)
In the season of 2011/2012 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
Her teacher-repetiteur is Nina Semizorova.

Denis Rodkin, first soloist

Born in Moscow. In 2009 he graduated from the dance school of the Gzhel Moscow State Academic Dance Theatre and joined the Bolshoi Ballet. In 2013 he graduated from the pedagogical faculty of the Moscow State Academy of Dance.
Has rehearsed under Nikolai Tsiskaridze. The dancer is currently coached by Yuri Vladimirov.
Having first appeared in coryphée and character roles, today the dancer performs lead roles in the ballets Spartacus, Anyuta, Swan Lake and Don Quixote.
In January 2014 he appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre as José in the ballet Carmen-Suite (with Svetlana Zakharova as Carmen) as part of a gala marking the anniversary of prima ballerina and coach Olga Moiseyeva, People’s Artist of the USSR.