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Gennadi Yanin (Dancer)

First Soloist

Assistant Ballet Artistic Director

Born in the town of Serpukhov, Moscow Region. In 1986, on completing his training at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy ), where he studied in Alexei Zakalinskys final year students class, he joined the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. At the same time, he appeared in Kremlin Ballet Company productions.
In 1995, Vladimir Vasiliev invited him to join the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
In 2003, he was appointed Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company leader.

Repertory at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre

Interpolated pas de deux (Giselle);
Jester (Swan Lake - Vladimir Bourmeister production)
Mercutio, Servant to Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet. Alexei Cicinadze production)
Jester (Esmeralda. Vladimir Bourmeister production)
Bartolo (Bravo, Figaro! to music by Gioacchino Rossini. Dmitry Bryantsev production)
Youth (La Sylphide. Choreography by August Bournonville);
Grand pas variation (Le Corsaire. Dmitry Bryantsev production)
Pan (Walpurgis Night. Ballet Divertissement from opera Faust. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky)

Repertory for Kremlin Ballet

Stepmother (Cinderella. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Solo (Nostalgia to music by Russian composers. Vladimir Vasiliev production)

Main Repertory for Bolshoi Theatre

Jester (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Interpolated pas de deux (Giselle)
Gnome Apchkhi (Snow White. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production) - creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Jester (Romeo and Juliet. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky)
Devil ( Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)

Russian doll (Nutcracker)
Modest Alekseyevich (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Dance scene in opera La Traviata (Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Friends to Prince (Swan Lake. Vladimir Vasiliev production) - creation

The Bronze Idol (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)

Title role (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production)

Title role (Balda to music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Vladimir Vasiliev production) - creation
Title role (The Humpbacked Horse. Music by Rodion Shchedrin. Production by Nikolai Androsov)

Spanish doll (Nutcracker)
John Bull - Passiphonte (creator of role), pas daction (La Fille du Pharaon. Music by Cesare Pugni. Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa)
Evil Fairy Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich version)

Jester (A Legend of Love. Music by Arif Melikov. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Alain (La Fille mal gardee. Music by Louis Herold. Choreography by Frederick Ashton) - creation at Bolshoi Theatre

Accordion Player (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky creation)
Mother Simone (La Fille mal gardee)

Kozelkov (Bolt. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky creation)

Dancing Master (Cinderella. Yuri Possokhov production)
Variety show compere (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production)


In 1992, he won lst prize at the International Ballet Competition, in Rieti (Italy).
In 1999, he was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2004, he received the special jury prize of the Golden Mask National Theatre award (2002/2003 season) for his performance of the role of the Accordion Player (The Bright Stream).

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