Sergei Filin

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  • Name: Sergei Filin ( Sergey Filin )
  • Date of birth: 27 October 1970
  • Age: 46 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Activity: ballet dancer, choreographer, people’s artist of Russia
  • Marital status: married

    Sergei Filin: the biography

    Sergei Filin, a famous Russian ballet dancer, soloist and artistic Director of the Bolshoi theatre. In addition to numerous performances on the most prestigious stages of the world, the owl is notorious as a victim of the terrible assassination attempt in 2013.

    Sergey was born and raised in Moscow, in the family, which to him had nothing to do with art in General or ballet in particular. But he and his younger sister Elena Filina, having a challenging career, became significant figures in the country’s classical choreography.

    Dancing Sergei began 7 years in the song and dance Ensemble named after Vladimir Loktev, and it came somewhat accidentally. The fact that in childhood the boy had a passion for mobile games, as well as several dangerous hobby – to build a fire in the yard. Tired of the constant complaints of the neighbors, my mother decided to channel the energy of the son in a useful direction and took him to the section navigation. But that day the pool was closed, so she enrolled him in a dance club.

    After 2 years, the Owl had a chance to change direction – he was invited to the shooting of children’s film «the Sun in a string bag», where he collaborated with such stars as clown Oleg Popov, the illusionist Hmayak Hakobyan, actress Natalia Krachkovskaya and Elena Tsyplakova. But the young dancer did not succumb to the temptation and continued serious ballet training.

    After school Sergei Filin entered the Moscow choreographic school, after which in 1988 was instantly accepted into the ballet troupe of the Bolshoi theatre. Even then, young professional leaders saw the future of the world stars. On his own words, Sergei, music is in his soul, and goes through the legs.


    Professional career Sergei Filin began in the corps de ballet, and the first solo roles in major productions of «Giselle», «La Bayadere» and «Swan lake» performed only after 5 years. A big breakthrough for Sergei artistic Association with prima ballerina Galina Stepanenko. Their joint role in the ballet «La Sylphide» and especially the duet in «Sleeping beauty» caused a furore far beyond the borders of Moscow. For the role of Prince désiré in the last ballet Sergei Filin was awarded the prize «Benois de La Danse», which became the first but not the last his reward. Later he was awarded the «Golden mask» and the Italian magazine «La Danza» admitted Sergey the best dancer of the year.

    During his dancing career Filin has performed leading roles in the most famous operas, including «Romeo and Juliet», «Nutcracker», «Dreams about Japan», «Bright stream», «Raymonda» and grotesque «Mozartiana». In addition to the great ballerina Galina Stepanenko, his partners were such famous dancers as prima ballerina of the Mariinsky theatre Svetlana Zakharova, leading ballerina of the Bolshoi theatre Nina Ananiashvili and many others.

    In 2001, the anniversary of the Bolshoi theater year Sergei Filin was awarded the title «honored artist of the Russian Federation», which was his well-deserved award for contribution to Russian and world art. After all, during his career, the famous ballet dancer took to the stage, not only Russian theaters, but also famous the world stage. With a tour to a group of artists of the Bolshoi theater Sergei Filin has traveled almost the whole world – from England to USA, from Brazil to Japan, and even performed in theatres such exotic places as Bermuda.

    In 2008, the owl finished his career as a dancer and accepted the invitation of the Moscow academic musical theatre named after K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko to take the position of artistic Director. In this position, he worked for 3 years, and then in March 2011 he returned to his native Grand theatre and became artistic Director of its ballet company.


    17 January 2013, Sergei Filin, in the yard of his house was attacked. The perp doused choreographer of the acid, which has caused irreparable harm to the tissues of the face and eyes. In the course of treatment in Germany, Sergei underwent more than 20 operations . His right eye completely blind, and the left sees about 10 percent.

    Upon attack criminal case was brought, on which there was a considerable number of employees of the Bolshoi theatre, since the very beginning, the investigation found that the motive was a desire to displace the Owl from the post of head of the ballet.

    It turned out that ordering the assassination was a soloist of the Bolshoi theatre Pavel Dmitrichenko, who hired his neighbor at the cottage. Previously convicted Yuri Zarutsky and became the arbiter of a terrible punishment. Both perpetrators were punished criminally liable and sentenced to imprisonment in a strict regime colony.

    Himself Sergei Filin after multiple operations and prolonged treatment he returned to his duties at the Bolshoi theatre.

    Personal life

    The first wife of Sergei Filin was his colleague from the Bolshoi ballet Inna Petrova, with whom he often appeared on stage in performances of «Dreams of Japan», «Romeo and Juliet», «the Lesson» and many others. In this marriage, in 1995, Sergei had a son, Daniel.

    Second wife Maria Filina, Parwich also a ballerina. The couple have two sons, Alexander and Sergey. The eldest of them in 2016 became a member of the children’s vocal show «the Voice. Children.»

    Interestingly, despite its creative profession Sergei Filin independently monitors the state of your apartment that are able with their hands to repair the broken equipment and even to make repairs.

    In 2015 year about the choreographer for the film «Great Babylon». The Central theme of the painting by Mark Franchetti was an attempt to objectively talk about the incident with the attack on Sergei Filin.


    Sergei Filin

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