Ernest Latypov

principal dancer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
winner of international competitions

Ernest Latypov is a graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, where his teacher was Gennady Selyutsky. In 2012, immediately after graduating from the Academy, Ernest Latypov was invited to join the troupe of the Mariinsky Theatre, where he performed the main and leading roles.
In 2018, the dancer joined the ballet troupe of the Mikhailovsky Theatre as a soloist. The chief guest choreographer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Mikhail Messerer, highlights Ernest Latypovs unique ability to instantly learn a choreographic text. In just the first two seasons of work, the artist performed the main roles in almost all the theatres classic performances. Critics invariably note his grace, temperament and sincerity, as well as the fact that any of his performances is a real master class in ballet calligraphy.
In 2024, Ernest Latypov became the principal dancer of the ballet troupe.

  • Prize-winner at the International Ballet Dancers and Choreographers Competition in Moscow (3rd prize, 2013; 2nd prize, 2017)
  • Recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize in the category Rising Star (Ballet magazine, 2014)
  • Prize-winner at the XIII Yekaterina Maximova Open Russian Ballet Competition Arabesque2014 (2nd prize in the ballet dancers competition; 2nd prize in the contemporary choreography competition)

Upcoming performances



June 19:00 Wed
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Ludwig Minkus
  • choreography by Nacho Duato after Marius Petipa


July 19:00 Tue
  • ballet in three acts
  • choreography by Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, and Pyotr Gusev revised by Nikita Dolgushin


July 19:00 Thu
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • horeography by Nacho Duato


July 13:00 Sat
  • ballet in three acts and a prologue
  • music byLudwigMinkus
  • choreography byMariusPetipa and AlexanderGorsky
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