Direction
Ivanov Konstantin Anatolievich
Artistic director of the theatre
The Chairman of the Mari regional branch of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia

Contacts:
Tel./Fax: +7(8362) 56-60-70
Email: iv-kon@yandex.ru

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Honored artist of Russia
People’s artist of the Republic of Mari El
Laureate of the State prize of the Republic of Mari El

Konstantin Ivanov is a name widely known in the ballet world. It is included in the register of the most famous, popular and sought-after artists of the ballet of the country is a member of the Commission of choreography of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia, president of the Fund of development of opera and ballet of the Republic of Mari El.

His titles speak for themselves: the leading soloist of the ballet of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia, the Honored artist of Russia (2002).), People’s artist of the Republic of Mari El (2004.), Laureate of the state prize of the Republic of Mari El (2005).), adviser on culture of the President of the Republic of Mari El. In 2006, he was awarded the most prestigious prize of Russia in the field of ballet − «Soul of the dance» in the nomination «Knight of the dance». His name is entered in the annual reference book «Who is who: the Russian edition», published by the Russian academy of sciences and arts under the editorship of professor, deputy general director of the Cambridge International biographical centre of Viktor Nikerov.

With bright external physical data, endowed by nature grace, plasticity, the special charisma, Konstantin Ivanov in 1992 brilliantly graduated from the Moscow academy of choreography as a ballet dancer and was immediately accepted into the troupe of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia, which quickly took the place of the lead dancer. In his creative luggage parts: Siegfried in «Swan lake», Prince in «The Nutcracker», Desire in the «The Sleeping beauty» by Tchaikovsky, Albert in «Giselle» by А.Adam, Basil in «Don Quixote», Solor in «La Bayadere» by L.Minkus, Pavel I in the ballet «Russian Hamlet» on the music by L.Beethoven and many others. In 1996 he graduated from the Moscow academy of choreography and obtained a speciality «the teacher-repetiteur». In 2007 he graduated from the Russian academy of theatre arts (GITIS) − the director-choreographer.

He works with many leading choreographers Russia − Yuri Grigorovich, Boris Eyfman, Vladimir Vasiliev. He represented Russia at the many International contests of ballet artists. In 1998, he received the Gold medal at the International contest «Arabesque – 98» and prize of Е.Maksimova and V.Vasiliev «The best duet» with Bae Joo Youn (South Korea).

Konstantin Ivanov is one of the best duet partners of Russia. His partners in dancing were well-known in the world ballerina Nina Aninaashvily, Nadezhda Gracheva, Galina Stepanenko, Ulyana Lopatkina, Nina Semizorova, Svetlana Zakharova, Anastasia Volochkova, Ilze Liepa, etc.

In 1999 he headed the ballet troupe of the Sapaev theatre of opera and ballet. He is the art director of the Mari opera and ballet theatre since September 2000.

He attracts to the joint work of the best production forces of Russia, organizes the performance of the artists of the personnel in the major cities of Russia and abroad (South America, South-East Asia, Mediterranean countries, Europe).

In 2005 he became a laureate of the State prize of the Republic of Mari El. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious prize of the magazine «Ballet» in the nomination «Knight of the dance».

Today we have another bright side of his talent as a professional choreographer. It harmoniously combines the knowledge of and respect for the traditions of classical Russian ballet and skilled search for new artistic forms. Productions: ballets «The Nutcracker», «Giselle», «Swan lake», «The Forest legend», «Romeo and Juliet», «Cinderella», «Spartacus − the triumph of Rome», «The Sleeping beauty», «La Esmeralda», etc.; operas «Mozart and Salieri», «Eugene Onegin», «La Traviata»; operetta «Mister X», as well as the dances in operas and operettas.

In 1999 creates a branch «Choreographic art» of the Palantay Mari Republican college of culture and arts at the Centre of Education number 18 (now state educational institution «Lyceum Baum»). Is the head of the department, teaches classical and classical duet dances in the final classes.

In 2006 and 2008, his students became owners of special diplomas of the International contest «Arabesque» in Perm.

In September 2006, his student was awarded the First prize and was awarded the golden medal of International ballet contest of Y. Grigorovich «Young ballet of the world». And in 2008, at the same contest, his other disciple got a silver medal.

At the first G. Ulanova Russian ballet competition (2008) the dancers of the theatre awarded the first prize (gold, silver and bronze medals).

Today the name of Konstantin Ivanov is in the list of prominent public figures of Russia. He is the author of several creative Russian and international projects, the organizer of the prestigious festivals of opera and ballet with the participation of stars of the Russian and world level, actively participate in socio-political life of the country.

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Mari El Leonid Markelov number 248 dated December 13, 2010 Konstantin Ivanov − a member of the Public chamber of the Republic of Mari El.

Ivanov Konstantin Anatolievich was elected as the new chairman of the Mari regional branch of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia on March 9, 2011.