Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko
“A knockout male dancer in the Arabian divertissement, Sergey Chumakov... extraordinary physique” writes NY Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, “Chumakov...when partnering Elena Petrichenko...confers an unusual thrill upon the work’s many lifts.”
Soloists Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko premiere the “Dove of Peace” as one bird with a 20 ft wing span in the 2012 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. They are also well known for their high speed Moor Dolls and sensual Arabian variation in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Chumakov and Petrichenko first danced with Moscow Ballet in 1994 when Moscow Ballet and the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater Named after Natalia Sats, (The world's first professional theater for children and perhaps best known internationally as the birthplace of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf) toured the Great Russian Nutcracker with a troupe of 100.
Ballerina Aidana Amirkhanovna premieres with Moscow Ballet on the 2017 25th North American Anniversary Tour as a Featured Ballerina. The 22 year-old petite ballerina partners Award -Winning danseur Rafael Urazov as the magical and Moor Dolls that leap out of two life-sized Matryoshka Dolls in Act I of the great Russian Nutcracker, and as the stunning, 2-person Dove of Peace which opens Act II and is exclusive to Moscow Ballet, and as the sinewy and sensuous Arabian Variation.
From the steppes of Asia, across the Silk Road, Rafael Urazov is the Super Star of Kazakhstan National Opera and Ballet Company. Moscow Ballet’s Rafael Urazov, who was recognized by the Bolshoi’s greatest legends: Yuri Grigorovich and Vladimir Vasiliev, also received a Grant from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and received a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan. A graduate of the Almaty Choreographic School named after A.V. Seleznev (2000-2008) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Rafael burst onto the international ballet scene with his signature traits of an athletic Oriental grace and classical precision. For nine years Urazov has danced as the leading soloist of the Abai State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Almaty, Kazakhstan and for 5 years with the National Ballet of Russia.
Viktoiya Dymonskaya premeires in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker North American Tour for 2017’s 25th Anniversary season as a Featured Ballerina. She performs the frightening Moor Dolls in Act I, opens Act II as the Dove of Peace, a role that is exclusive to Moscow Ballet’s production and in the steamy Arabian Variation using the Acro-Balletic style first embraced and made popular by Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko. A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Ballerina Viktoriya Dymovskaya was named Honored Artist of Ukraine in 2012, four short years after graduating from the esteemed Lviv School of Ballet and Choreography under the name of Vadim Pisarev.
Featured danseur Adel Kinzikeev was born in Naberezhye Chelny in Tartarstan, Russia and graduated in 2000 in from the Ufa Choreography and Ballet School named after R. Nureyev, also a native of Tartarstan. Adel studied under Pedagogue V. Shapkin and was invited to became a Principal Dancer at Donbass Opera and Ballet Theatre in Donetsk. In his short career Adel has performed in more than in 30 countries around the world and participated in “The Stars of World Ballet” festivals for the past six years.
Igor Bulychev is a rare professional talent who embraces dramatic roles to critical acclaim at the State Academic National Theater of Ukraine and performs regularly as ballet danseur as well. Hailing from Ukraine’s L’viv, Bulychev premiered as Moscow Ballet’s Uncle Drosselmeyer in the 2016 N American tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker taking the role from the background to a pivotal and memorable role. Critics concur, “Igor Bulychev was brilliant in the role of Count Almaviva [in The Marriage of Figaro]; he communicated his character's motivations and reactions perfectly with direct expressions and gestures, and provided the backbone to a lot of the production's best comedic moments.” Rebecca Galloway, Bachtrack, Montreal. Bulychev has performed in the great ballets and operas including Spartacus, Nutcracker, Scheherazade and many more.