Diana Vishneva

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  • Name: Diana Vishneva ( Diana Vishneva )
  • Date of birth: 13 July 1976
  • Age: 40 years
  • Place of birth: Saint Petersburg
  • Height: 168
  • Activity: ballet dancer, prima ballerina, people’s artist of Russia
  • Marital status: married

    Diana Vishneva: biography

    Diana Vishneva is a Russian ballet dancer, in the mid 90-ies became the prima ballerina of the legendary Mariinsky theatre, and after 10 years and the American ballet theatre. She is the owner of a large number of prestigious awards, for example, «Golden soffit», «Benois dance», «Golden mask».

    Diana Vishneva in childhood
    Baby photo Diana Vishneva

    Biography Diana Vishneva takes its beginnings in the Northern capital. She was born and raised in an intellectual family. And father Victor G., and to have Gusali Fagimovna were engineers-chemists. Mom had a second higher education in Economics. By the way, for those times it was rare. Family grew another daughter Oksana, who older sister for five years. Diana grew up in an atmosphere of kindness, love and mutual respect. In early childhood she developed versatile: I tried different sports, went to math club in a children’s dance Studio at the Palace of pioneers.

    Diana Vishneva in childhood
    Baby photo Diana Vishneva

    When Cherry was 10 years old, Gusali Fagimovna, a passionate ballet fan, took my daughter to view in the oldest ballet school in the country — in the name of A. J. vaganovoj. Now this school is known throughout the world as the Academy of Russian ballet. But the exam is not passed the girl, because selection in vagankovskoe school has always been incredibly difficult, at that time, the contest was 90 people in place. Then Diana went on to study dancing in children’s choreographic Studio of the Palace of culture named after Maxim Gorky, and the following year repeated attempts to pass the exam. This time successfully.

    Diana Vishneva in childhood
    The Academy of Russian ballet | VK Group

    As recognized Cherry today, in the distant 1987, she was unequivocal desire to be a ballerina. But the teachers of the school were able to infect the enthusiasm of a teenager and instill a love of art. Fueled by the fact that she quickly became the class leader and the teachers observed her rapid progress and results. In the Academy, Diana realized that either you think of the quality of the presentation and makes a wonderful ballet dancer, or the fees, but then on stage you do nothing.

    Diana Vishneva
    The Academy of Russian ballet | VK Group

    Still in the immature period of the concert of Diana Vishneva in the international competition for students of ballet schools «Prix de Lausanne» created a furor. The girl was awarded the gold medal of the competition. A year later she became a graduate of the Vaganova ballet Academy and immediately joined the troupe of the Mariinsky theatre.


    In fact, at the Mariinsky theater ballerina came out back in student days. She’s like a trainee performed the role of Kitri in the ballet «don Quixote». Later in her repertoire were such works as «Symphony in C», «Sleeping beauty», «La Bayadere», «Rubies». A performance in the title role in the ballet «Romeo and Juliet» Diana was dedicated to the great Soviet ballerina Galina Ulanova.

    Diana Vishneva in the ballet
    In the ballet «Carmen» | Group VK

    A little later, Cherry the beginning not only to tour with the troupe, but also to accept invitations from other theatres. In 1996 she went out on the stage of the Moscow Bolshoi theater, and then took the first step to becoming a «man of peace»: she danced in the Italian theatre «La Scala» and the German National theater in Munich, in the legendary Paris Opera and in «the Metropolitan Opera» in new York, the Berlin state ballet and in the theatre of the Finnish city of Mikkeli.

    Diana Vishneva in the ballet
    In the ballet «Swan lake» | Group VK

    It is noteworthy that many foreign productions were edited by Rudolf Nureyev. And if at the Mariinsky theatre Diana had a clear role, in other rooms could afford a greater variety in parties. For example, in the American ballet Theatre, where in 2005 she became an official guest soloist, Cherry was able to dance principal roles in ballets «Swan lake» and «Raymonda», which had long dreamed of. For contribution to development of Russian and world art ballerina in 2007 was awarded the title people’s artist of Russia.

    Diana Vishneva 2016

    Diana Viktorovna continues to be today. But in addition to dance in other people’s productions, she creates and personal projects. Her first personal work – performance in the style of modern ballet «Silenzio». Then there was the solo program «Beauty in motion», «Dialogues», «On the verge». It is noteworthy that Cherry is the first Russian ballerina after Maya Plisetskaya who performed the main part in the ballet «Bolero». It happened on the stage of the Swiss theatre in Lausanne together with a troupe of Maurice Bejart.

    Diana Vishneva in the play
    In the play «Bolero» by Maurice Bejart | Group VK

    Also founded the festival of Diana Vishneva, which was named «Context». For the first time this international festival of modern choreography took place in 2013, and the ballerina took part in it as a dancer perform the choreography by Jiri Kylian staged by the «Clouds» on music of composer Claude Debussy. «Context» Diana Vishneva in 2016 will be held for the fourth time, and for fans of ballet, it is a great event.

    Diana Vishneva in the film
    In «Diamonds» | video

    Not to mention that the ballerina tried his hand in other fields. As a public figure it helps the aspiring dancers through personally created the Fund of assistance to development of ballet. Due to the fact that Cherry since 2007, is the face of the fashion house «Tatyana parfionova», she learned the profession model. In addition, Diana has tried himself as a film actress, starring in the musical film «Meek» and together with Renata Litvinova played a major role in short drama Rustam Hamdamova «Diamonds». She was also involved in the French television documentary «Ballerina».

    Personal life

    Barely once in the Mariinsky theatre, the young singer met the dancer Farukh Ruzimatov, who for a long time became her partner on the stage and loved person backstage. Diana and Farooq, who was older sweetheart for 13 years, met quite a long time. Some colleagues even called them husband and wife, although the official relations, the ballet will not be issued.

    Diana Vishneva and Farukh Ruzimatov
    With Farukh Ruzimatov | TV Culture

    In 2013, the public diligently discussed the rumors of when the Cherry with billionaire Roman Abramovich. But he and she always denied that he was romantically involved. In fact, such talk ceased in August of the same year as the wedding of a ballerina with her producer Konstantin Silinevica. Incidentally, the husband of Diana Vishneva did business with the famous Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin. Also my husband is a business owner in the United States.

    Diana Vishneva and Roman Abramovich
    With Roman Abramovich | The Scandals

    It is important to note that spouses argue that together for quite some time, so their words can be perceived as a negative response-comment on the rumours about Diana Roman Abramovich. Officially personal life Diana Vishneva has changed after the wedding ceremony, which the husband and wife was organized in the Hawaiian Islands.

    Diana Vishneva husband
    With her husband Konstantin Silinevica | Group VK

    Cherry is considered one of the most outstanding dancers that continue to come on stage. Professional critics have called it a versatile dancer and very beautiful compare the skill of Diana with a Stradivarius. And the world famous magazine «Forbes» included the famed dancer in their list of «50 Russians who conquered the world.»


    Diana Vishneva

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