Mari Ballet School
History of department

The Department «The art of Choreography» of the Palantay Mari Republican College of Culture and Arts was established in 1999. The base for teaching students and pupils of the school is a State Educational Institution of the Republic of Mari El «Bauman Lyceum», which is included in the top five of the best schools of Russia.

Отделение «Хореографическое искусство»

The initiator and inspirer of the opening of the department was then still the leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the honored artist of Russia, people's artist of the Republic of Mari El, laureate of the state award of the Republic of Mari El Konstantin Ivanov, who is not alien to the problems of development of the ballet his native land.

At the department «The art of Choreography» collected the best qualified specialists in the field of ballet of the Republic of Mari El. The education of young dancers and belly dancers are the stars of the ballet, graduates of the best educational institutions of the country:

  • Artistic director of the department, teacher of graduation classes of − Konstantin Ivanov, in the past a graduate of the Moscow Academy of Choreography and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS);
  • people's artist of the Republic of Mari El, a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian ballet Vladimir Shabalin;
  • honored artist of Russia, people's artist of the Republic of Mari El, a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian ballet Alla Alexandrova;
  • honored artist of the Republic of Mari El, a graduate of the Perm state of the Order «Sign of Honour» academic school of choreography Natalia Mikova;
  • honored artist of the Republic of Mari El Valentina Okulova;
  • teacher Veronika Novikova;
  • soloist of the ballet of the theater Ksenia Tsaregorodseva;
  • Svetlana Smirnova.

Articles on the history of fine art, the history of the theatre, musical and theatrical genres professors and assistant professors of the Mari State University.