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Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Vadim Muntagirov in action.
Vadim Muntagirov in The Four Temperaments, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company from English National Ballet as a Principal in 2014. His roles with the Company include Basilio (Don Quixote), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Lensky (Onegin), Des Grieux (Manon), Jack/The Knave of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (The Winter's Tale) and in Symphonic Variations and The Four Temperaments.

Muntagirov was born in Chelyabinsk, the son of 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 Apollo, 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 Wayne Eagling's The Nutcracker.

Muntagirov's awards include the 2011 Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) and the 2013 Benois de la danse. As a guest artist he has danced with such companies as the Mariinsky and American Ballet Theatre, in repertory including Solor (La Bayadère), and at National Ballet of Japan, Bavarian State Ballet, Mikhailovsky and Cape Town City Ballet.

Videos

News and features

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

18 February 2015

The Director of The Royal Ballet and Director of The Royal Opera on what they're most excited for at the upcoming gala.

Watch: Matthew Ball and Vadim Muntagirov on dancing the role of Lensky

Watch: Matthew Ball and Vadim Muntagirov on dancing the role of Lensky

5 February 2015

The Royal Ballet dancers discuss the contrasting character of Lensky and the technicality of the role in John Cranko's Onegin.

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

Photos

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov’s Royal Ballet debut as Prince Florimund, with Akane Takada as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Lensky in Onegin

Francesca Hayward as Alice and Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts and Francesca Hayward as Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov’s Royal Ballet debut as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Leticia Stock, Vadim Muntagirov, Melissa Hamilton and Emma Maguire in rehearsal for Symphonic Variations, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in The Four Temperaments, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Colas in La Fille mal gardée, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita and Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel in Act II of The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Vadim Muntagirov in 'Melancholic', The Four Temperaments, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita and Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel in Act II of The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale

Vadim Muntagirov

Vadim Muntagirov as Lensky in Onegin

Vadim Muntagirov as Lensky in Onegin

Francesca Hayward as Alice and Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Jack/The Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts and Francesca Hayward as Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Vadim Muntagirov’s Royal Ballet debut as Prince Florimund, with Akane Takada as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita and Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel in Act III of The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée