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Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet


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

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 Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Florizel (The Winter's Tale) and Des Grieux (Manon) 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.