“more than 130 years of ballet tradition shone brightly…the sort of evening every dance fan should see…” (Montreal Gazette)
“The Kyiv company’s rendition of Sleeping Beauty is the best Spain has witnessed for at least 20 years… The Kyiv rendition exudes some magic force.” (El Pais, Madrid)
The hidden treasure that is the Kyiv Ballet, one of the world’s best, is now poised to make a grand impact on audiences across North America. Eastern Europe is home to the grand and impressive Russian ballet style that is the esteemed calling card to a triad of world class companies: the Kyiv Ballet, the Kirov and the Bolshoi Ballet companies. It’s been over one hundred years since Tchaikovsky attended the National Opera of Ukraine and wrote “…the Kyiv’s Theatre compares very well with St. Petersburg and all the more so than Moscow.”
Since the time of Tchaikovsky, the Kyiv Ballet has dazzled audiences with its artistry and technical brilliance having performed all over the world. Most recently, the Kyiv Ballet performed with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church and London’s Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in the production of A ROYAL CHRISTMAS that toured 15 American and Canadian cities.
The Kyiv Ballet with its’ full repertoire of the classics along with a company of 150 artists and a solid school of up and coming young dancers, has a depth shared only by the most established companies of the world. The Kyiv Ballet also boasts one of the most talented set and costume designers of the theatrical world. Head Designer for the National Opera House, Maria Levitska, dresses each production in a unique interpretation that brings to the audience a lavish, sumptuous, even exotic visual spectacle rarely seen in the Western world. Combining the talents of the critically acclaimed choreographer and former Artistic Director Viktor Lytvynov with the newly appointed Artistic Director Viktor Yaremenko, the Kyiv Ballet’s impressive creative talents gives audiences a seldom seen sense of style and old world grandeur that leave even the most sophisticated dance fan struck with wonder.