MIKHAIL KANISKIN

Principal, StaatsOper Ballet de Berlin

 

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EDUCATION

Bolshoi Ballet School, Moscow, Russia, 1988 – 1995

John Cranko School at Stuttgart Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany, 1995 – 1997

            Awarded a scholarship from Prix de Lausanne

Ministry of Culture, Stuttgart, Germany, 1999 – 2001

            Received a diploma in Ballet Pedagogy, Ballet Master Certification

 

ENGAGEMENTS

Stuttgart Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany, 1997 – 2007

            Corps de Ballet, 1997 - 2001

            Demi-Soloist, 2001 – 2002

            Soloist, 2002 – 2004

            Principal Dancer, 2004 – 2007

Berlin State Opera Ballet, Berlin, Germany, 2007 - Present

            Principal Dancer, 2007 – Present

 

REPERTOIRE

Stuttgart Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany, 1997 – 2007

            John Cranko: gOneginh (Lensky), gRomeo and Julieth (Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio), gPeome de lfExtaseh, gSwan Lakeh (Siegfried)

            Reid Anderson/Valentina Savina: gGiselleh (Albrecht, Peasant Pas de Deux)

            John Neumeier: gThe Lady of The Camelliash (Amand, Des Grieux), gStreetcar Named Desireh (Allen Gray)

            Marcia Haydee: gSleeping Beautyh (Prince Desire)

            David Bintley: gEdward IIh

            George Balanchine: gSymphony in Ch (1st and 4th movement), gTheme and Variationsh (Solo), gFour Temperamentsh (Sanguinic, Meloncolic), gTschaikovsky Pas de Deuxh, gStravinsky Violin Concertoh

            Glen Tetley: gLe Sacre du Printempsh

            William Forsythe: gVertiginous Thrill of Exactitudeh, gIn the Middle Somewhat Elevatedg, gLove Songsg

            Jiri Kylian: gForgotten Landg

            Uwe Scholz: gSuiteg, g7 Symphonyg

            Jerome Robbins: gDances at a Gatheringg (Brown Boy)

            Mikhail Fokine: gLes Sylphidesg

            Hans Van Manen: g5 Tangosg, gKleines Requiemg

 

Berlin State Opera Ballet, Berlin, Germany, 2007 – Present

            George Balanchine: gApolloh

            Patrice Bart: gFlammende Herzh

            Patrice Bart: gThe Nutcrackerh

            Patrice Bart: gSwan Lakeh

            Mauro Bigonzetti: gCaravaggioh

            William Forsythe: gVertiginous Thrill of Exactitudeh

            Vladimir Malakhov: gLa Perih

            Vladimir Malakhov: gThe Sleeping Beautyh (Prince Desire)

            Kenneth MacMillan: gManonh (Des Grieux)

            Patrice Bart: gGiselleh (Albrecht)

            Peter Schaufuss: gLa Sylphideh (James)

            Clark Tippet: gBruch Violin Concerto 1h

 

World Premieres

            Mauro Bigonzetti: gKazimir Colorsg

            Itzik Galili gHikarizettog

            Christian Spuck: gLulu - A Monstre Tragedyg, gNocturneg, gCarlottafs Portraitg, gLe Grand Pas de Deuxg, gLa Peau Blancheg, gThe Seventh Blueg

            Kevin OLDay: gDream Deep Downg

            Douglas Lee: gAubadeg, gCindys Giftg

            Jean Christophe Blavier: gA Midsummer Night`s Dreamh, gE=mc2 g

 

GUEST APPEARANCES

Opera House Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 2004 – gThe Sleeping Beautyh (Prince Desire)

Sarajevo Opera House, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2005 – gSwan Lakeh (Prince Siegfried)

Teatro Colon y Teatro de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006 – gThe Sleeping Beautyh (Prince Desire)

Miami Ballet Festival, Florida, USA, 2005 and 2006

gBallet Festival Napoli,h  Napoli, Italy, 2006

gStars of the 21st Century,h Toronto, Canada, 2007

gBallet Stars Gala,h Taipei, Taiwan, 2007, 2008, 2009

gInternational Ballet Festival Kazan,h Russia, 2008

Youth America Grand Prixfs gPeter the Greath Gala, New York, USA

Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009 – gSwan Lakeh (Prince Siegfried)

gIgor Kolb Gala,h Tokyo, Japan, 2009

gStars of the 21st Century,h Bucharest, Romania, 2009

 

TOURING EXPERIENCE

Stuttgart Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany, 1997 – 2007

            Appearance in the United States, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Italy, France, Egypt, and Luxembourg

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

            Fluent in German, English, Russian and Spanish

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

            Assisted in the organization for Tanz-Olymp, Berlin, Germant, 2008

            Helped to produce a Gala Concert at the Russian Embassy, Berlin, Germany, 2008

    

TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE

Stuttgart Ballet, Stuttgart, Germany

            Rehearsed and Coached Soloists for International Galas, 2006

Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

            Set Christian Spucks gLe Grand Pas de Deuxg on Principal Dancers, 2007

T and V Company, California, USA

            Summer intensive Teacher, 2008, 2009