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XXIST CENTURY BALLET STARS is the 4th edition of the Russian Ballet Jewels aiming at bringing the most extraordinary world ballet stars to Switzerland.
The focus of the show will be based on what is the best in the universe of ballet NOW and today’s «Gods of Dance». You will see 11 astonishing Ballet Stars, internationally renowned artists, principal dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre, the American Ballet Theatre, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Dutch National Ballet, the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Grand Théâtre de Genève. They are worldwide famous dancers and some of them are also promising choreographers.
The program will become a stunning showcase of their great talents as dancers and choreographers.
So we will delight our public with the program containing both iconic classics and contemporary masterpieces created by the most prominent and sought-after choreographers of today’s ballet world.
To surprise our spectators we are happy to present two world premiers: «Hours» choreographers by Simone Repele and Sasha Riva and «Confession of Nijinsky» choreographer by Claudio Cangialosi, created especially for the Gala.


Evgenia Obraztsova

Evgenia Obraztsova — Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre


• 2002 — Laureate of Vaganova-Prix, St Petersburg
• 2005 — the First Prize at the Moscow International Ballet Competition;
Zegna Mariinsky New Talents Award, Paris
• 2006 — Leonide Massine’s Positano Dance Award
• 2007 — National theatre award «The Golden Mask»
• 2008 — «Nino Ananiashvili’s Star» Prize, Tbilisi
• 2009 — «The Soul of Dance» Prize in the «Star» nomination awarded by «Ballet» magazine
• 2012 — Open Dance Festival Prize in the «Miss Virtuosity» nomination, St Petersburg
• 2016 — Awarded the «Honored Artist of the Russian Federation»
• 2018 — Awarded the Gold Medal of the French public organisation «French Renaissance»
Evgenia Obraztsova — Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Evgenia Obraztsova — Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Evgenia Obraztsova — Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre

Sasha Riva & Simone Repele

International ballet soloists, choreographers.
Former soloists of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Founders of the Riva & Repele Tanzarte Association in Geneva.

Simone Repele


• In 2018 Simone received the «Anfiteatro d’oro» award of the city of Avella from Francesco Imperatore and Rosa Varriale for creativity and expressive originality
• In 2020 Simone got selected for the prestigious «Noverre Gesellschaft» evening, choreographing a piece for the Stuttgart Ballet

Sasha Riva


• In 2012 he received the title of «Young Promising Talent» by the big German Magazine «Tanz», during his first season with Hamburg Ballet
• In 2017 he received the «International Price of Merit» by Artistic Director Mauro De Candia during the Gala Tersicore at the Teatro Curci of Barletta
• In 2018 he received the «Premio Anfiteatro d’Oro per l’Arte della Danza — omaggio a Ricardo Nunez», by Artistic Direction of Francesco Imperatore and Rosa Varriale at the Anfiteatro Romano in Avella
• In 2019 he received «Premio Sfera d’Oro per la danza» from a jury of Italian dance critics and festival directors, by artistic direction of Gabriella Malvezzi at Teatro Verdi of Padova
Sasha Riva Simone Repele Sasha Riva & Simone Repele

Silvia Azzoni & Aleksander Ryabko

Principal dancers at the Hamburg Ballet of John Neumeier.
World ballet Stars.

Aleksander Ryabko


• In 2001 he was awarded the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize
• In 2008 the dance prize «Les Étoiles de Ballet 2000»
• The dance magazine 'Danza e Danza' named him Best Dancer for his interpretation of 'Vaslav' at the Ravenna Festival in 2010
• 2014 he received the Premio Roma
• In 2016, Alexandre Riabko was awarded the Benois de la Danse in the category «The High Art as Dance Partner»

Silvia Azzoni


• In 1996 she was awarded the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize
• In 2008 she was awarded the Benois de la Danse for her performance in «The Little Mermaid»
• In 2008 she was awarded Order of Merit della Republica Italiana
Silvia Azzoni Aleksander Ryabko Silvia Azzoni & Aleksander Ryabko

Claudio Cangialosi and Nancy Osbaldeston

Claudio Cangialosi — principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders.


• The nomination «Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Critics' Choice)» for «The World According To Us» by D. Dawson
• The Italian «Apuliarte Prize» for outstanding artist of the year
• The «SIAE Prize» for outstanding choreographer for his creation «With (in)»
• The «Danza & Danza award» as outstanding artist
• The «Giuliana Penzi» Prize

Nancy Osbaldeston — principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders.


• Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne
• She won English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Award
• Time Out’s talent «Ones to watch»
Nancy Osbaldeston (The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev») Claudio Cangialosi — The Gala concert Théâtre du Léman, Geneva and Salle Métropo, Lausanne Nancy Osbaldeston and Claudio Cangialosi — The Gala concert «Russian Ballet Jewels. The Legacy of Diaghilev» on November 28th, 2020

Vyacheslav Lopatin

Vyacheslav Lopatin — Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre


• 2004 — he won the 2nd prize at the Arabesque Open Competition for Russian Ballet Dancers, in Perm, he also received the prize from OJSC «Permturist» for the best performance of a piece choreographed by G. Balanchine and the Press Jury prize established by the Theater Union of the Russian Federation
• 2009 — he was the recipient of The Golden Mask National Theatre Prize (Special Jury Prize) for the best duet (in La Sylphide with Natalia Osipova)
• 2011 — he was awarded the Nina Ananiashvili the star Prize (Tbilisi)
• 2013 — he was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
• 2019 — The Golden Mask prize for his interpretation of the part of The Pupil in Nureyev
Vyacheslav Lopatin — Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre Vyacheslav Lopatin — Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre Vyacheslav Lopatin — Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre



Choreography by Marco Goecke, music by Igor Stravinsky
Dancers: Sasha Riva, Simone Repele

Choreography by Claudio Cangialosi, music by Andrey Leshukov
Dancer: Claudio Cangialosi

Choreography by John Neumeier, music by Gustav Mahler
Dancers: Silvia Azzoni and Oleksander Rybko



Indulge yourself or reward your clients and employees with a special experience: VIP ticket includes invitation to the glamorous after-performance cocktail with ballet stars at the Beau-Rivage Hotel and premium seats for the performance at the Théâtre du Léman. Price CHF 300.

To order or to get more information, please, contact +41 (0)78 664 24 58 or v.ippolitov@genevadanceevents.com

* Due to the situation related to COVID-19, the number of seats in the theatre and at the cocktail party is strictly limited.
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Geneva Dance Events, a non-profit association founded by Vladimir Ippolitov in 2015, is aimed to develop and promote the art of ballet for contemporary audiences. Geneva Dance Events sets its mission as to share with an international audience its passion for classical and contemporary ballet, performed by the best dancers from world-famous theatres such as Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Royal Ballet in London, Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Grand Théâtre de Genève.

The association is dedicated to inspiring and promoting young dancing talents locally as well as fostering the development of ballet worldwide. Geneva Dance Events supports ballet and dancers around the world and as such part of the benefits obtained from ticket sales for its shows is donated to the artists in developing countries.

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