Russian Ballet Icons Gala will celebrate the Ballets Russes

This year’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala, In the Steps of the Ballets Russes, on Sunday March 12 will again feature a host of star dancers from around the world.

A celebration of the legacy of the legendary Ballets Russes, the programme will feature excerpts from classics from the days of Diaghilev including The Firebird, Scheherazade, Le Spectre de la Rose, Petrushka, L’après-midi d’un Faune and La Chatte.

Diaghilev was always looking for something new, so it’s entirely appropriate that the evening will also feature contemporary works from David Dawson, Alastair Marriott, Gerald Arpino and Jean-Christophe Maillot. And there’s a world premiere: Theatrum Vitae by German choreographer Xenia Wiest.

Besides appearances by the many principal dancers, final year students of the Vaganova Academy will appear in The Fairy Doll.

Dancers scheduled to appear: Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Tyler Angle (NYCB), Davide Dato (Vienna State Ballet), Marlon Dino (Bavarian State Ballet), Matthew Golding (The Royal Ballet), Dmitry Gudanov (Bolshoi Theatre), Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet), Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre), Lucia Lacarra (Bavarian State Ballet), Sarah Lamb (The Royal Ballet), Vladislav Lantratov (Bolshoi Theatre), Svetlana Lunkina (National Ballet of Canada), Sasha Mukhamedov (Dutch National Ballet), Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet), Evgenia Obraztsova (Bolshoi Theatre), Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet),  Ekaterina Osmolkina (Mariinsky Theatre), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre), Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet), Iana Salenko (Berlin State Ballet), Vladimir Shklyarov (Mariinsky Theatre), Jacopo Tissi (La Scala), Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre), Maria Vinogradova (Bolshoi Theatre), Edward Watson (The Royal Ballet), and Zenaida Yanowsky (The Royal Ballet).

The gala will be accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Valeriy Ovsyannikov.

In the Steps of the Ballets Russes is at the London Coliseum; Sunday March 12, 2017 at 7.00pm. For tickets, visit or call the box office on 020 7845 9300.