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Valeri Hristov

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Valeri Hristov in action.
Valeri Hristov in 24 Preludes, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Bulgarian dancer Valeri Hristov is a First Soloist with The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company in 2002 as a First Artist and was promoted to Soloist in 2003 and First Soloist in 2006. His roles with the Company include Onegin and Lensky (Onegin), Romeo and Paris (Romeo and Juliet), Ivan Tsarevich (The Firebird), Lysander (The Dream), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Thaïs pas de deux, Polixenes (The Winter's Tale) and roles in In the Night, Les Noces, ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels), Serenade, Les Patineurs, Elite Syncopations, Scènes de Ballet, Symphony in C and Danse à grande vitesse.

Hristov was born in Sofia and trained at the State Choreographic School. In 1995 he joined PACT Ballet, South Africa, as a demi-soloist. From 1998 he danced in Japan as a guest artist before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2000 as a soloist. His repertory included Basilio (Don Quixote), Franz (Coppélia), Prince Siegfried, James (La Sylphide), Conrad (Le Corsaire), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Prince (The Nutcracker) and roles in Les Sylphides, Concerto, Paquita, L’Après-midi d’un faune, Monotones, Merry Widow, Chaconne and Western Symphony.

Hristov has created roles in David Bintley's Les Saisons, Robert Lloyd Garland’s Spring Rites, Peter Quanz’s Fantasy, Alastair Marriott’s Tanglewood and Alexei Ratmansky's 24 Preludes.

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Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.