Viacheslav Samodurov

Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet

Born: Russia

Was born in Russia and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, in St Petersburg. In 1992 he joined the Kirov Ballet as a soloist where he won the Gold Medal in the International Maya Plisetskaya Competition (1994). In 2000 joined the Dutch National Ballet as a Principal.

His repertory with these companies included, Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker and Mouseking, Rudi Van Danzig’s Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake, Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty and Dinna Bjørn’s La Sylphide. He has also danced in works by George Balanchine, David Dawson, Hans van Manen and Leonide Massine.

Since joining The Royal Ballet as a Principal in September 2003 he has danced Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, third movement in Symphony in C, Second Aria Couple in Stravinsky Violin Concerto and the Pas de trois in Agon, Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, as Lescaut in Manon and Requiem, the Prince in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Orion in Sylvia, Voices of Spring Pas de deux, Devil’s Holiday, Colas in La Fille mal gardée, Satan’s Solo from Ninette De Valois’s Job, Franz in Coppélia, the Rake in The Rake’s Progress, The Prince in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, Albrecht in his Giselle Bluebird in Natalia Makarova’s The Sleeping Beauty, the faune in Vaslav Nijinksy’s L’Après midi d’un faune, Mikhail Fokine’s Le Spectre de la Rose, Siegfried in Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake, James in Johan Kobborg’s production of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Prince Florimund in the Monica Mason and Christopher Newton production of The Sleeping Beauty and the Andantino Boy in Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Biches.

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Was born in Russia and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, in St Petersburg. In 1992 he joined the Kirov Ballet as a soloist where he won the Gold Medal in the International Maya Plisetskaya Competition (1994). In 2000 joined the Dutch National …

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Companies

The Royal Ballet, United Kingdom

Principal Dancer

2003 - Current

Dutch National Ballet, Netherlands

Principal Dancer

2000 - 2003

Mariinsky Ballet, Russia

Soloist

1992 - 2000