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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 Upper School and joined the Company from English National Ballet as a Principal in March 2014. His roles with the Company include Basilio (Don Quixote), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Young Man (Two Pigeons), Lensky (Onegin), Romeo, Des Grieux (Manon), Jack/Knave of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (The Winter’s Tale), Don José (Carmen) and in Symphonic Variations, The Four Temperaments, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux.

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), the 2013 Benois de la danse and the 2015 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Male Dancer. 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

<em>Rhapsody</em> / <em>The Two Pigeons</em> to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray

28 January 2016

Release details will be announced in due course.

Royal Ballet artists triumph at National Dance Awards for 2015

Royal Ballet artists triumph at National Dance Awards for 2015

25 January 2016

Winners include Wayne McGregor, Vadim Muntagirov, Laura Morera and Matthew Ball.

Listen: Vadim Muntagirov – ‘It’s a dream to dance MacMillan and Ashton ballets’

Listen: Vadim Muntagirov – ‘It’s a dream to dance MacMillan and Ashton ballets’

24 November 2015

The Russian dancer talks about his career to date and about life with The Royal Ballet.

Photos

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 and Melissa Hamilton

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Woman and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl, Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man, Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl and Ryoichi Hirano as the Gypsy Girl's Lover in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov and Sarah Lamb in Afternoon of a Faun

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

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Woman and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Woman and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Woman and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl, Guest Principal Ballet Master Christopher Carr and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in Afternoon of a Faun

Vadim Muntagirov in Afternoon of a Faun

Vadim Muntagirov in The Four Temperaments, The Royal Ballet

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

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

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

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

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Within the Golden Hour, The Royal Ballet

Tierney Heap and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Carmen, The Royal Ballet

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

Vadim Muntagirov as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man and Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man and Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Woman and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl and Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in Afternoon of a Faun