Mikhail Kaniskin

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Moscow

BALLET EDUCATION

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 and 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 (as part of Tanzsichten II), Itzik Galili´s Hikarizetto (as part of 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 and 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), John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt)

OTHER PARTICULARITIES

Invitations: Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb for Prince Desiré as part of Derek Deane´s Sleeping Beauty /// Teatro de la Plata in Argentina dancing 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