Soloists Mikhail Kaniskin

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Moscow

BALLETEDUCATION

Bolshoi Ballet School Moscow /// John-Cranko-Ballettschule Stuttgart

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

1996 Semi-Finalist Prix de Lausanne

ENGAGEMENTS

1997 Stuttgarter Ballett /// 2001 Demi-Soloist /// 2002 Soloist /// 2004 Principal Dancer ///
since 2007 Principal Dancer Staatsballett Berlin

REPERTORY

John Cranko´s “Onegin” (Lenski); “Romeo and Juliet” (Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio); “Poème de l’Exstase” (one oft the visions); “Swan Lake“ (Prince Siegfried); “Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung” (Lucentio), Reid Anderson´s/Valentina Savina´s “Giselle” (Albrecht, Peasant-Pas-de-deux), John Neumeier´s “Kameliendame” (Armand, Des Grieux), David Bintley´s “Edward II” (Despenser), Marcia Haydée´s “Sleeping Beauty” (Prince Desiré, Prince from the North, Pas-de-deux-blue-bird — Prinzessin Florine), George Balanchine´s “Symphony in C”; “Theme and Variations” (Demi-Solo); “The Four Temperaments” (Sanguinisch, Melancholic); “Tchaikovsky-Pas-de-deux” (Sylvester-Gala Stuttgarter Balletts 2004); “Stravinsky Violin Concerto” Glen Tetleys “Le Sacre die printemps”, William Forsythe´s “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude”; “Love Songs”, Jirí Kylián´s “Forgotten Land”, Hans van Manen´s “Kleines Requiem”; “5 Tangos”, Christian Spuck´s “The seventh blue”; “Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy“ (Eduard Schwarz); "Carlottas Portrait” (Creation); “Nocturne” (Creation); “..., la peau blanche, ... “ (Creation), Uwe Scholz‘ “Siebte Sinfonie”; "Suite" (Pas de trois), Joseph Mazilier´s “Le Corsaire” (Grand Pas de deux), Michail Fokins “Les Sylphides” (Poet), Jerome Robbins‘ “Dances at a gathering” (bron pair), John Neumeier´s “A Streetcar named desire” (Allen Gray), Douglas Lee´s “Lachrymal” (within “Tanzsichten II”), Itzik Galili´s “Hikarizetto” (within ”Tanzsichten II“), Kevin O’Day´s „Dreamdeepdown” (Creation), Douglas Lees “Cindys Gift” (Creation), Douglas Lees „Aubade” (Creation), Jean-Christophe Blavier´s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Creation), Jean-Christoph Blavier´s “E=mc2” (Creation)

REPERTORY IN BERLIN

Vladimir Malakhov´s “Sleeping Beauty” (Prince Desiré); “La Bayadere“ (Solo); “Cinderella” (Prince), “La Péri” (Achmed), Kenneth MacMillan´s “Manon” (Des Grieux), Ballet-Gala 2007 (Mauro Bigonzetti´s “Kasimir's Colours”), Patrice Bart´s “Giselle” (Albrecht); “Das flammende Herz” (Percy Shelley), Peter Schaufuss' “La Sylphide” (James), Clark Tippet´s “Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1”, William Forsythe´s “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude”, Mauro Bigonzetti´s “Caravaggio” (Creation), Pierre Lacotte´s “Le Papillon”, Yuri Burlaka´s/Vasily Medvedev´s “La Esmeralda” (Phoebus, Head of bowman), John Cranko´s “Onegin” (Onegin) and "Romeo and Juliet” (Romeo), Nacho Duato´s “Arcangelo” (“Duato | Forsythe | Goecke") and “White Darkness” (“Duato | Kylián”), Marco Goecke´s “and the sky on that cloudy old day” (“Duato | Forsythe | Goecke”), Itzik Galili´s “´The Opene Square”, Jiři Kylián´s “Petite Mort” (“Duato | Kylián | Naharin”), George Balanchine´s “Jewels“ (Diamonds Pas de deux), Benjamin Millepied's "Daphnis et Chloé" (Daphnis, "Maillot | Millepied")

OTHER PARTICULARITIES

invitations: Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb for Prince Desiré within Derek Deane´s “Sleeping Beauty” /// Teatro de la Plata in Argentina within “Sleeping Beauty“ /// 2007 Gala “Stars of the 21st Century“ in Toronto /// 2007 Gala Taipei “Ballet Star Gala“ /// to the 10th and 11th Miami Festival

guest performances: USA, China, Japan, Italy and Korea