From 22 to 29 September, the State Kremlin Palace traditionally held the International Ballet Festival in the Kremlin on its stage.

For connoisseurs of ballet art, a rich program of the fifth and jubilee Festival was prepared, which included the brightest performances of the Kremlin Ballet Theater with the participation of invited stars of the world ballet from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and the Republic of Cuba.

Producer of the Festival is the General Director of Globex Promotion, Honored Artist of Russia Aidar M. Shaydullin.

Within the framework of the Festival, eminent artists from different countries demonstrated their talent and unique technique to the audience by performing the main parts in the performances of the Kremlin Ballet Theater:

September 22 “Swan Lake” – Hee Seo (AVT – American Ballet Theater, USA) and Thiago Soares (Royal Ballet “Covent Garden”, Great Britain);

On September 24, “Giselle” – Matilde Fruste (Grand Opera Theater, France and the San Francisco Ballet Theater, USA) and Istvan Simon (Dresden Ballet, Germany and the National Ballet, Hungary);

September 25, “Don Quixote” – Vientsei Valdez and Dani Hernandez (National Ballet of Cuba, Republic of Cuba);

September 27 “Sleeping Beauty” – Lyudmila Konovalova (Ballet Theater of the Vienna State Opera, Austria) and Robert Gabdullin (Ballet Theater of the Vienna State Opera, Austria);

September 29, La Bayadère – Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet Theater and American Ballet Theater (AVT), USA) and Herman Corneo (American Ballet Theater, USA).

During its existence, the Festival was awarded high audience recognition. Among the guest stars of past years, the artists of the best troupes of the world: the Royal Ballet “Covent Garden”, the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the La Scala Theater, the English National Ballet, the Ballet of Monte Carlo, the Mariinsky Theater, the ballet of the National Opera of Bordeaux, the National Ballet of the Netherlands, the Ballet of Korea, the Ballet of the Vienna Opera, the Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theater, the National Ballet of Norway, the Ballet of the Dresden State Opera, the Dortmund Ballet and others.

Today the theater “Kremlin Ballet” is the highest and most cherished culture of classical dance, it is a troupe with a unique creative face and original artistic handwriting.