Nadezhda Kalinina


• Prize-winner at the III International Theatre Forum The Golden Knight (the ballet The Overcoat, 2010)
• Recipient of the silver award at the I Federal Festival Theatre Olympus (the ballet The Overcoat, 2011)

In 2002 she graduated from the Leningrad Region College of Culture and the Arts, having specialised as a teacher and choreographer. In 2007 she graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, having specialised in the Art of Choreography (class of Professor Alexander Polubentsev, Honoured Artist of Russia). From 2003-2008 she was a soloist with the Intellballet dance theatre (Artistic Director – Larisa Ivanova).

From 2007-2009 she was a guest ballet-mistress with the St Petersburg Music Hall theatre. From 2010 -2012 she was principal ballet-mistress with the Omsk State Musical Theatre. From 2012-2013 she was principal ballet-mistress with the Musical Theatre of the Republic of Karelia. Since 2013 she has been principal ballet-mistress with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company.

She has produced the libretti for and choreographed the ballets The Overcoat to music by Johann Sbastian Bach, Alfred Schnittke and Roman Dubinnikov (Omsk Musical Theatre, 2009), Naked Tango to music by 20th and 21st century composers (Omsk Musical Theatre, 2011), Rodion Shchedrin’s The Little Humpbacked Horse (Musical Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, 2013), Irina Morozova’s Aibolit (Voronezh School of Dance, 2014), Georges Bizet’s Carmen (featuring international ballet stars; State Yaushev Musical Theatre, Republic of Moldova, 2014).

Has choreographed and staged over thirty operettas, operas and musicals at theatres in Russia and abroad, among them the Sverdlovsk State Musical Comedy Theatre (Yekaterinburg), the St Petersburg Music Hall theatre, the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Zazerkalye theatre (St Petersburg), the Omsk Musical Theatre, the Musical Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, the Academic Musical Comedy Theatre (Karaganda), the National Baiseitova Opera and Ballet Theatre (Astana), the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company, the Mariinsky Theatre (St Petersburg) and the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari.

Recent productions include Il barbiere di Siviglia (directed by Konstantin Strezhnev), Der Zigeunerbaron (directed by A. Lebedev), Mr X, Carmen, Betrothal in a Monastery, Not Love Alone, Crimea, Cherevichki (directed by Yuri Alexandrov) and The Reed-Pipe (directed by V. Kapp).

Has choreographed and staged over fifty choreographic miniatures to music by composers including René Aubry, Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Claude Debussy, Dmitry Shostakovich, John Williams and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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