National Ballet Theatre of Odessa
The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa is located within the prestigious Opera Theater, where the greatest divas of Russian ballet, from Anna Pavlova to Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya, performed.
Since 2009, Yuri Vasyuchenko, an Honorary Artist of Russia and exclusive soloist for Bolshoi has served as the ballet manager of the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa. The company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Russia. It boasts an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor to preserve the precious heritage of the great Russian ballets.
A part of the company’s repertoire has always been the great masterpieces of classic ballet -- from Sylphide by Bournonville, Giselle by Adam; Don Quixote and La bayadère by Minkus; Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, to the various twentieth century ballets by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Falla and Shchedrin.
The ballet company consists of the best performers, who are graduates of the prestigious Ukrainian and Russian choreography schools. Many talented artists have danced with the company and become soloists in major international companies.
Over the years, the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa ballet has earned its first-class international reputation.