Principal of The Royal Ballet
Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov joins The Royal Ballet as a Principal in February 2014, making his Company debut as Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty). He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joins the Company from English National Ballet.
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 Son 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 Sleeping Beauty
Cast as Prince Florimund
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in Petipa’s classic ballet.
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Russian-born dancer will make his Company debut in The Sleeping Beauty.