Mikhail Barkidzhidzha

• Prize-winner at Russian competition of young ballet dancers Russia Ballet (1st prize, Moscow, 2019)
• Prize-winner at the International Vaganova-Prix Ballet Dancers’ Competition (Grand prix, St Petersburg, 2018)

Born in Chicago (USA). Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 2019 (class of Nikolai Tsiskaridze). Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.

Repertoire includes:
La Sylphide (Youths); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Swan Lake (Friends of the Prince); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Béranger, variation); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
The Nutcracker (The Nutcracker Prince); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Symphony in C (IV. Allegro vivace); choreography by George Balanchine,
Paquita (Officers); choreography by Yuri Smekalov, reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa's choreography (Act III Grand Pas) by Yuri Burlaka.

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