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Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Vadim Muntagirov in action.
Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2014

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.

News and features

Vadim Muntagirov: ‘I'm a mixture of Russian blood and the English school’

Vadim Muntagirov: ‘I'm a mixture of Russian blood and the English school’

28 July 2014

The Royal Ballet’s newest Principal on training in Perm, the challenges of moving to London as a teenager and why he’s looking forward to flexing his acting muscles.

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

3 April 2014

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



Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

12 March 2014

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

The Male Virtuoso

The Male Virtuoso

7 February 2014

A look at the development of the male dancer.

Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet as a Principal dancer


Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet as a Principal dancer


27 January 2014

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

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