(biography, photos, videos) Ivan Vasiliev
Ivan Vasiliev: biography
Ivan Vasiliev is a Russian ballet dancer, star of St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky theatre, which previously performed at the Bolshoi theatre, where he was Prime Minister. He recently debuted as a choreographer, presenting to the audience the author’s performance of «Ballet No. 1».
Ivan was born in the village of Tavrichanka, Primorsky Krai, in the family of a military officer Vladimir Viktorovich Vasiliev. But soon father’s service was transferred to the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk, where were the early years of Vasiliev. When the boy was 4 years old, she along with her mother and older brother Victor went on view in the children’s folk ensemble. And initially there was planning to join brother, but Ivan is so zealously expressed interest in dancing that the teachers took it.
Since then, wherever Ivan Vasiliev studied, he came out 2-3 years younger than classmates. 7 years old boy first saw a ballet performance and fell in love with this art form. A group of terrorists he goes in Dnepropetrovsk choreographic school, and later studying classical ballet at Belarusian state choreographic College under the guidance of renowned choreographer Alexander Kolyadenko. By the way, in College Vasiliev took the third course, freely performed those elements which are the same age haven’t even started.
During his studies, Ivan trained at the National academic Bolshoi theatre of the Republic of Belarus and has performed on stage in such productions as «don Quixote» and «Le Corsaire». And after College the young man went to Moscow and is seeking the right to get into the troupe of the famous theatre in the post-Soviet territory.
In 2006, a young and extremely talented dancer hits the stage of the Bolshoi theatre. It took him only four years to, bypassing the rank of leading soloist, becoming Premier of the ballet troupe. In addition to the major parties in such legendary performances as «Spartacus», «don Quixote», «Nutcracker», «Parsley», «Giselle», Ivan Vasilev with Nikolai Tsiskaridze participated in the international project «Kings of dance».
And suddenly at the end of 2011 as a thunder in a clear sky sounded news: the leaders of the Bolshoi theatre Ivan Vasilev and Natalia Osipova moved to St. Petersburg, and even to the Mariinsky and the Mikhailovsky theatre, in which the rating was at that time much lower. It turned out that the dancer needed a new serious challenge, hard motivation to grow further.
In addition to St. Petersburg theatre, Vasiliev regularly takes the stage at American ballet theatre, and participates as guest artist in the famous troupe performances. For example, in the project «Solo for two» in the style of contemporary dance and at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in the film «First ball of Natasha Rostova». The last play set is an amazing choreographer Radu Poklitaru, and together with Ivan danced the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky theatre Svetlana Zakharova.
They say that today it is one of the highest paid ballet dancers in the world. But this fact is a young man of little interest. Ivan Vasiliev sees the ballet in the first place the art and proved it, after experiencing himself in the role of choreographer. He put the unusual performance of «Ballet No. 1», in which he tried to show the capabilities of the human body as in solos and duets.
Almost immediately after moving Ivan Vasiliev of Belarus to Moscow, he struck up a warm relationship with dancer Natalia Osipova. Together they reached the rank of Premier and prima and became a couple not only onstage, but in life. For many years their friends have been waiting the wedding of the actors, but in the end, the young people broke up.
At the Bolshoi dancer met a new love, the ballerina Maria Vinogradov. They danced together in the ballet «Spartacus» and immediately felt attracted to each other. It’s funny that on a first date Ivan invited the girl to the Bolshoi theater, however, the Opera.
Offer favorite Vasiliev made in a very beautiful romantic style: the whole room was littered with petals of fresh roses, a young man, like a knight from the historical novel, got down on one knee and gave Mary a rather expensive ring from a jewelry brand.
Of course, love the girl did not resist and agreed. The official ceremony took place in June 2015. And exactly one year later the couple had a daughter who was named Anna.