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Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

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.

Upcoming productions

  • 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.

  • Manon

    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.

  • Don Quixote

    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

  1. Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

    Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

    Christopher Wheeldon's new work is The Royal Ballet’s first full-length Shakespeare adaptation for almost 50 years.



  2. Cast Change: Vadim Muntagirov to perform in The Sleeping Beauty on 28 March and 1 April

    Cast Change: Vadim Muntagirov to perform in The Sleeping Beauty on 28 March and 1 April

    Vadim Muntagirov to replace Thiago Soares in the role of Prince Florimund.

  3. Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

    Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

    Three new Principals and six Artists have joined the Company during 2013/14.

  4. The Male Virtuoso

    The Male Virtuoso

    A look at the development of the male dancer.

  5. Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet as a Principal dancer


    Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet as a Principal dancer


    Russian-born dancer will make his Company debut in The Sleeping Beauty.

Most recent productions

  1. The Winter's Tale
  2. The Sleeping Beauty