Principal of The Royal Ballet
Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov joined The Royal Ballet as a Principal in March 2014. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company from English National Ballet. His roles with the Company have included Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty) and Florizel (The Winter's Tale).
Muntagirov was born in Chelyabinsk to two dancers. He trained at Perm Ballet School before moving to The Royal Ballet Upper School. He graduated into English National Ballet in 2009, promoted to first soloist in 2010, principal in 2011 and lead principal in 2012. His roles with ENB included Conrad (Le Corsaire), Albrecht (Giselle), Prince (Cinderella), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall), Prince Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty) and roles in Song of a Wayfarer. He created the role of Prince in Eagling's The Nutcracker.
Muntagirov's awards include a Benois de la danse in 2013 and a Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) in 2011. As a guest artist he has appeared with companies including the Mariinsky and American Ballet Theatre, where his roles included Solor (La Bayadère) and National Ballet of Japan, Bavarian State Ballet, Mikhailovsky and Cape Town City Ballet.
The Winter's Tale
Cast as Florizel
The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.
Cast as Des Grieux
Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cast as Jack/The Knave of Hearts
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.
Cast as Basilio
Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.
News and features
Christopher Wheeldon's new work is The Royal Ballet’s first full-length Shakespeare adaptation for almost 50 years.
Vadim Muntagirov to replace Thiago Soares in the role of Prince Florimund.
Three new Principals and six Artists have joined the Company during 2013/14.
A look at the development of the male dancer.
Russian-born dancer will make his Company debut in The Sleeping Beauty.