Moscow Ballet premieres Ballet Master Nobuhiro Terada in 2016
Nobuhiro Terada is premiering as Moscow Ballet Ballet Master in 2016. Terada is the Artistic Director of Kiev’s National Theatre of Opera and Ballet – Academy. Terada is also a soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine and he is the first and only Japanese person awarded with the titles of Honored Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, two of the highest state awards. Terada received the International Order of Saint Stanislas award and is an official Kyoto Visiting Ambassador. He is also Artistic Director of Terada Ballet Art School, Artistic Director of Kyoto Ballet, Theater Director of Kiev Ballet and Theater Arranger of the International Ballet Festival in Japan. He has been invited to be an Honorary Juror of International Ballet Competitions (IBC) in Kiev, Ukraine, Osaka, Japan and Tokyo, Japan. He was born in Japan into a ballet family and moved to Kiev to study ballet when he was just seven years old. From 1987 to 1995, he studied ballet in Vladimir Denisenko's ballet class in Kiev State Ballet School. He studied ballet for 5 years in Kiev quickly becoming a company choreographer and classical ballet tutor. In 1995, and to the present, he is Principal Dancer at National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev and Director of the National Academy. In 1990 the Kiev National Ballet began extensive international touring. Famed choreographer Anatoly Shekera, who directed the company from 1992 to 2000, was a driving force for the National Ballet during the late 20th century directing modern and classical ballet works. Under Terada the company currently has about 150 dancers, and stages 16 productions per month in its Kiev Theatre. Some of the famous former members of the Kiev State Ballet are Alina Cojocaru, Bolshoi's Svetlana Zakharova, Maya Plisetskaya, Nadezhda Pavlova, Marina Timofeyeva, Irina Kolpakova, Alla Osipenko, and Vladimir Malakhov.
Ballet Master West Vladimir Troschenko
Vladimir Troschenko is Ballet Master Emeritus for Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and was the Producing Director of Sleeping Beauty for the Odessa Ballet Theatre. He graduated with honors in 1973 from the world renowned Vaganova Academy at the school of the Kirov/Mariinsky Theater located in St. Petersburg, the city where he was born. Acclaimed as a dance partner, Troschenko was selected by three prima ballerinas as a partner -- Nadia Pavlova, Ludmila Semeniaka and Galina Mezintseva. His repertoire includes Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Nutcracker and more..
In 1992 Troschenko graduated with honors from the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts in Moscow, one of the oldest and most prestigious ballet schools in the world, as Director and Choreographer. His choreographic repertoire includes Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. He worked as choreographer in Moscow, Cheboksari and Voronej and in 2006 became director and choreographer of Russian Classic Ballet Theatre in Kiev, Ukraine. He originally designed the Swan Lake choreography for the Kiev State Academic Opera and Ballet, the national theatre of Ukraine. Performances include “Mozart and Salieri Ballet" 1987, "Francesca Da Rimini ballet"1990,"Mercedes" 1990, "Last Step" 1990, "Fly into Shanghai" 1992," Don Quixote" 1993,"Carmen-Suite"1994, "Swan Lake” 1995, “Sleeping Beauty" 1996, "Zora" 1998, "Alice in Wonderland” 2002, "Lilac” 2003, "La Bayadere" 2004, "Nutcracker" 2005, "Peter Pan" 2006.
Troschenko first toured with Moscow Ballet as partner for Moscow Ballet prima ballerina in Swan Lake in 1998 and first became Ballet Master in 2003.He has toured to Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Norwegian, West Korea, and USA. And his repertory as Prince/lead includes the ballets “Swan Lake,” “Nutcracker,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Giselle,” “Don-Quixote,” and more.