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Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Vadim Muntagirov in action.
Francesca Hayward as Alice and Vadim Muntagirov as the Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , The Royal Ballet © ROH, 2014. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company from English National Ballet as a Principal in 2014. His roles with the Company include Basilio (Don Quixote), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Des Grieux (Manon), Jack/The Knave of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (The Winter's Tale) and in Symphonic Variations.

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) and the 2013 Benois de la danse. 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

Royal Ballet receives a number of nominations for National Dance Awards 2014

Royal Ballet receives a number of nominations for National Dance Awards 2014

4 November 2014

Nominations are decided by a panel of 50 dance writers from across the UK.

Your reaction: Ashton Mixed Programme 2014

Your reaction: Ashton Mixed Programme 2014

22 October 2014

Audience comments from the first night of works by Frederick Ashton, including Scènes de ballet and Symphonic Variations.

Watch: Highlights from World Ballet Day

Watch: Highlights from World Ballet Day

10 October 2014

Another chance to watch Royal Ballet daily class in full, rehearsals, interviews and more.

World Ballet Day programme: What's in store during the day-long live-stream on 1 October 2014

World Ballet Day programme: What's in store during the day-long live-stream on 1 October 2014

24 September 2014

The Royal Ballet will join forces with four other world-class companies, offering glimpses into morning class and rehearsals, with exclusive interviews.

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 2014

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale 2014

3 April 2014

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



Photos

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

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 in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale

Vadim Muntagirov as Jack/The Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

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, with Akane Takada as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

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

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

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

Vadim Muntagirov in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

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

Vadim Muntagirov