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Native name  aleksei Ratmanskii
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship
Role  Choreographer
Name  Alexei Ratmansky
Occupation  Ballet dancer

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Full Name  aleksei Osipovich Ratmanskii
Born  August 27, 1968 (age 47) (1968-08-27) Leningrad
Education  Moscow State Academy of Choreography
Employer  Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, American Ballet Theatre

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Alexei Osipovich Ratmansky (Russian: Алексей Осипович Ратманский, born August 27, 1968 in Leningrad) is a Russian-American choreographer and former ballet dancer. As of April 2014 he is the artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre. From 2004 to 2008 he was the director of the Bolshoi Ballet.


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Training and performance career

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Ratmansky was born in St. Petersburg and trained under Pyotr Pestov and Alexandra Markeyeva at the Bolshoi Ballet School. He graduated in 1986. He then danced in Kiev and was a principal dancer with the Ukrainian National Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet.

Choreographic and administrative careers

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Ratmansky's choreographic career first became notable with his staging of the ballet Dreams of Japan for the State Ballet of Georgia in 1998. Dreams and Charms of Mannerism, choreographed in 1997, were both created for Nina Ananiashvili. Dreams earned the Golden Mask Award from the Theatre Union of Russia.

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Ratmansky is noted for restaging traditionally classical ballets for large companies. His first three-act story ballet was Cinderella, created for the Kirov Ballet in 2002. Ratmansky's 2003 staging of The Bright Stream (also translated as "The Limpid Stream") for the Bolshoi Ballet led to his appointment as artistic director of that company the following year. While there he also made a full-length production of The Bolt, in 2005, and re-staged Le Corsaire and the Flames of Paris, in 2007 and 2008. The Critics' Circle in London has named the Bolshoi "Best Foreign Company" under Ratmansky's direction, in 2005 and 2007, and he received its National Dance Award for The Bright Stream.

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After his directorship at the Bolshoi, Ratmansky agreed to become the first artist in residence for the American Ballet Theatre in 2008 after negotiations with the New York City Ballet failed over the position of resident choreographer. His ballets for the New York City Ballet include Russian Seasons and Concerto DSCH , and for the American Ballet Theatre, On the Dnieper and Seven Sonatas.

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In 2011, his choreography of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was premiered by the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. Its performance in London earned Ratmansky the praise from New York Times reviewer Alastair Macaulay of being "the most gifted choreographer specializing in classical ballet today."

In 2014, Ratmansky took his career in a new direction when he reconstructed Marius Petipa's final revival of Paquita from the Sergeyev Collection. The reconstruction was premièred in Munich in December 2014, performed by the Bavarian State Ballet. In March 2015, he mounted his second Petipa reconstruction for American Ballet Theatre - The Sleeping Beauty, which premièred in Orange County and was later staged at the Teatro alla Scala. Ratmansky is currently reconstructing the Petipa/Ivanov 1895 staging of Swan Lake, which was premièred in Zurich in February 2016.

Choreographed works

  • 1988: La Sylphide-88, Duet-buff #1 & 2
  • 1993: Pas de Graham
  • 1994: The Fairy's Kiss, Alborada, Whipped Cream, 98 steps
  • 1995: Hurluburlu, Poor Little Things
  • 1996: Sarabande
  • 1997: Charms of Mannerism, Capriccio, Krakowyak, Old Juniet's Carriol
  • 1998: Dreams of Japan, Middle Duet, Poem of Extazy, Fairy's Kiss (2nd version)
  • 1999: Water, Chrizantemums
  • 2001: Turandot's Dream, Flight to Budapest, Leah, The Nutcracker
  • 2002: Cinderella, Vers la Flamme, The Firebird
  • 2003: The Bright Stream, Carnaval des Animaux, Bolero
  • 2004: Anna Karenina, Leah (2nd version)
  • 2005: The Bolt, Jeu de cartes
  • 2006: The Russian Seasons
  • 2007: Le Corsaire (after Mazilier & Petipa, with Yuri Burlaka), Old Women Falling Out
  • 2008: Biset Variations, Pierrot Lunaire, Concerto DSCH, Flames of Paris (after Vainonen)
  • 2009: The Little Humpbacked Horse, Valse-Fantasie, On the Dnieper, Scuola di Ballo, Seven Sonatas
  • 2010: Don Quixote (after Petipa & Gorsky), Namouna, Fandango, The Nutcracker (2nd version)
  • 2011: Lost Illusions, Dumbarton, Psyche, Romeo & Juliet
  • 2012: Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher, Symphonic Dances, The Firebird (2nd version), The Golden Cockerel, Symphony No. 9
  • 2013: 24 Preludes, From Foreign Lands, Chamber Symphony, Piano Concerto No. 1, Cinderella (2nd version), Opera, The Tempest
  • 2014: Tanzsuite, Pictures at an Exhibition, Rondo Capriccioso
  • 2016: Serenade After Plato’s Symposium
  • 2017: Whipped Cream, Odessa
  • Reconstructions

  • 2014: Paquita
  • 2015: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 2016: Swan Lake
  • Awards

    Ratmansky received the 2005 Prix Benois de la Danse for choreography for Anna Karenina, put on for the Royal Danish Ballet, and the 2007 Golden Mask Award for Best Choreographer for Jeu de Cartes choreographed for the Bolshoi Ballet.

    In 2013, Ratmansky was named as the MacArthur Fellow of the year, an award that came with "genius grant" for "working in any field, who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work". (


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