Alexei Ratmansky

ByMichaela Weinhauser

Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky (1968 St. Petersburg) received his ballet training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and danced as a first soloist with the Ukrainian National Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet. He began his career as a choreographer while still an active dancer and has since worked for the most important ballet companies in the world, including the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet in London, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet or the Balletto dell Teatro alla Scala. From 2004 to 2008, Ratmansky was Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. From 2009, he was associated with the American Ballet Theatre in New York as Artist in Residence. His choreographic work has been honoured with many prestigous awards, including the Golden Mask for Dreams of Japan(1998), which he was subsequently awarded three more times (2004, 2007 and 2010), the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2005 for Anna Karenina and the Dmitry Shostakovich Prize in 2006. In 2011, he was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. After 13 years with the American Ballet Theatre, Alexei Ratmansky joined the New York City Ballet as artist in residence in 2023.

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