Malakhov, Vladimir 

Intendant of the Staatsballet Berlin

Vladimir-MalakhovVladimir Malakhov (born 1968 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine), was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In 2004 he became the artistic director and first soloist of the Berlin State Ballet which was newly formed from the ballets of the three public opera houses.

He began his dance training at the age of four at a small ballet school in that region and remained there until continuing his training at the school of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. From age ten on, he was under the tutelage of Peter Pestov and upon graduation in 1986 joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as that company's youngest principal dancer.

In 1992, Malakhov joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet as a principal artist and the National Ballet of Canada in 1994. In the spring of 1995 he had his debut with the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Since that time, he has remained a principal dancer with ABT and has continued to dance principal roles in Vienna as well as the renowned Stuttgart Ballet. Malakhov also appeared quite often as a guest in Berlin where he has recently become Artistic director. His repertory encompasses a wide range of styles from classical ballets to the works of today's contemporary choreographers.

Critically acclaimed globally for his artistic lyricism, he has won prestigious awards in his field from competitions in Varna, Moscow and Paris.


Roles Performed

Adam in Creation of the World, Basil and Gamache in Don Quixote, a leading role in Natalie, Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Siegfried, Benno, and the Venetian Dance in Swan Lake, Albrecht in Giselle, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Suite en Blanc, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, both the Prince and the Snow King in The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardée, Des Grieux in Manon, Solor in La Bayadère, Fokine's Les Sylphides, Balanchine's Theme and Variations, Kasyan Golezovsky's Narcissus, and assorted classical pas de deux.




1986 : Varna International Ballet Competition/ Grand Prize, junior level )

1989 : Moscow International Ballet Competition/ Gold Medal and Serge Lifar Prize

1990 : USA International Ballet Competition/ Bronze Medal, senior level

1992-1994 : Named "best male dancer in the world' for three consecutive years by Japan's Dance Magazine

1998 : Prix Benois de la Danse

Television and Film


He has been the subject of films and broadcasts such as Bravo Malakhov by The Russian Television, Narcisse, the Dancer Malakhov by the European Cultural Network, and The True Prince by CB, Born to Be Wild - The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre by Judy Kinberg (Director).

Further Endeavors 


Malakhov currently holds the directorship of Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet) in Berlin, Germany while still performing as a guest artist with international ballet companies.

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Goh, Chan Hon 

Direktorin der Goh Balle Academy

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Künstlerischer Leiter und Choreograph des Tanz Company Gervasi

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Pädagogin und Choreographin für Zeitgenössischen Tanz

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Leiterin des ‘Funatsuki Naomi Ballet Studio'

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Solistin der Wiener Staatsoper und Pädagogin an der Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper

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Choreograph und Pädagoge von Sunrisestudios 

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Leiterin des Tanstudio Maar

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Rektor der Hungarian Dance Academy

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Mannes, Jörg 

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Solist des Wiener Staatsballett

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Direktor der Vieru Ballet School

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Rei, Mika

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Direktor der Chinese Dancers Association