Victor Lebedev

principal dancer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Honoured Artist of Russia

Victor Lebedev is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, where his teacher was Mansur Yenikeev. Immediately after finishing his studies in 2010, he was accepted into the ballet troupe of the Mikhailovsky Theatre as a soloist and made his debut as Prince Désiré in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
In 2014, Viktor Lebedev took part in the Kings of Dance project, and a year later in the Bolshoi Ballet television contest together with Anastasia Soboleva.
In 2015, the artist became the principal dancer of the troupe. Viktor Lebedev is an extra-class classical dancer; now there are only a few of them in the world, says Mikhail Messerer, the theatres chief guest choreographer. Noble, impeccable, perfect  these epithets invariably accompany every mention of the artist in the press. Critics note his aristocratic breed and high performing culture and claim that he has no equal in the attraction of virtuoso pirouettes and jumps, exquisite skids and dashing battements, lyrical adagios and desperate supports.
In 2023, Viktor Lebedev was awarded the title of Honoured Artist of Russia.

  • Merited Artist of Russia (2022)
  • Spirit of Dance Premium in the Star category (2017)
  • St Petersburg Government Award for Young Artists (2013, 2016)
  • Premium of Farukh Ruzimatov (2007)
  • Prize-winner of the First All-Russian Festival Competition Alternative (2008)
  • First prize at the II All-Russian Competition Ballet XXI Century, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Yury Grigorovich

Upcoming performances

July

17

July 19:00 Wed
  • ballet in two acts
  • music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • choreography by Nacho Duato

19

July 19:00 Fri
  • ballet in three acts and a prologue
  • music byLudwigMinkus
  • choreography byMariusPetipa and AlexanderGorsky

23

July 19:00 Tue
  • ballet in three acts and a prologue
  • music byPyotrTchaikovsky
  • choreography byNachoDuato

25

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

07

September 18:00 Sat
  • ballet in three acts
  • choreography by Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, and Pyotr Gusev revised by Nikita Dolgushin

08

September 18:00 Sun
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Rodion Shchedrin
  • choreography by Alexander Radunsky staging by Mikhail Messerer

15

September 18:00 Sun
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Sergey Prokofiev
  • choreography by Rostislav Zakharov revised by Mikhail Messerer

18

September 19:00 Wed
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • horeography by Nacho Duato

25

September 19:00 Wed
  • ballet in three acts and a prologue
  • music byPyotrTchaikovsky
  • choreography byNachoDuato

28

September 18:00 Sat
  • ballet for children in two acts
  • music by Karen Khachaturian
  • horeography by Genrikh Mayorov
October

05

October 13:00 Sat
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Rodion Shchedrin
  • choreography by Alexander Radunsky staging by Mikhail Messerer

16

October 19:00 Wed
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • horeography by Nacho Duato

26

October 18:00 Sat
  • ballet in three acts
  • music by Sergey Prokofiev
  • choreography by Rostislav Zakharov revised by Mikhail Messerer

31

October 19:00 Thu
  • ballet in two acts
  • music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • choreography by Nacho Duato
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