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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), Albrecht (Giselle), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), the Girl’s Cousin (The Invitation), 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 The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, ‘Diamonds’ (Jewels), The Human Seasons, Symphonic Variations, The Four Temperaments, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux and Within the Golden Hour.

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 Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) and 2015 Best Male Dancer at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and the 2013 Benois de la danse. As a guest artist he has danced with such companies including Paris Opera Ballet, 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

Prizes for The Royal Ballet at Benois de la Danse 2019

22 May 2019
Prizes for The Royal Ballet at Benois de la Danse 2019

Vadim Muntagirov and John Macfarlane scoop awards for their contributions to Swan Lake.

Your Reaction: What did you think of The Royal Ballet's Don Quixote 2019?

16 February 2019
Your Reaction: What did you think of The Royal Ballet's <em>Don Quixote</em> 2019?

Audience and press reactions to Carlos Acosta's production of Marius Petipa's classic ballet.

Cast changes: The Human Seasons / After the Rain

15 March 2017
Cast changes: <em>The Human Seasons</em> / <em>After the Rain</em>

Cast changes have been announced for upcoming performances of the mixed programme.

Photos

Vadim Muntagirov as Lieutenant Colonel Vershinin and Sarah Lamb as Masha in Winter Dreams, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Basilio and Marianela Nuñez as Kitri in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez as Kitri and Vadim Muntagirov as Basilio in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as Natalia Petrovna and Vadim Muntagirov as Beliaev in A Month in the Country, The Royal Ballet

Anna Rose O'Sullivan as Vera and Vadim Muntagirov as Beliaev in A Month in the Country, The Royal Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson as Natalia Petrovna and Vadim Muntagirov as Beliaev in A Month in the Country, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov and Yasmine Naghdi in 'Le Corsaire' in Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Vadim Muntagirov in 'Le Corsaire' in Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Franz and Gary Avis as Dr Coppélius in Coppélia, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, The Royal Ballet

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

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

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

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

Vadim Muntagirov as Basilio and Natalia Osipova as Kitri in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as Solor in La Bayadère

Natalia Osipova and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for La Bayadère, World Ballet Day 2018

Vadim Muntagirov and Natalia Osipova in rehearsal for La Bayadère, World Ballet Day 2018

Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti and Vadim Muntagirov as Solor in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov being interviewed as part of World Ballet Day

Marianela Nuñez as Sylvia and Vadim Muntagirov as Aminta in Sylvia

Vadim Muntagirov in The Human Seasons

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for Swan Lake, 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

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man and Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl 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 as Lensky in Onegin

Vadim Muntagirov as Lensky in Onegin