31 January 2021
Ivanchenko has all of ballet’s tricks in his arsenal, but his dancing goes beyond them. He has beautiful lines … his perfect landings are silent, as if the stage were covered in moss and his body were made of silk rather than muscle and bone.
Yevgeny Ivanchenko was an admirable partner to Ulyana Lopatkina. His character is tortured by visions and he strives to enter the romantic world of the Sylph, which is guarded by Scottish warriors. The wide and free leaps, the beautiful poses and the drama of the acting form the image of a character who has as if descended from the pages of a novel by Walter Scott.
• Honoured Artist of Russia (2010)
Born in Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan).
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Valentin Onoshko).
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 1992.
Giselle (Count Albrecht, Classical duet); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa,
Le Corsaire (Conrad); production by Pyotr Gusev, after the composition and choreography by Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Solor); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
“Paquita” Grand pas; choreography by Marius Petipa,
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Jean de Brienne, Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada); choreography by Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa,
Michel Fokine’s ballets The Firebird (Ivan-Tsarevich), Chopiniana (Nocturne, Mazurka, Seventh Waltz, First Waltz), Schéhérazade (Zobeide’s Slave),
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Vaslav); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
The Nutcracker (the Prince); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
The Legend of Love (Ferkhad); choreography by Yuri Grigorovich,
Carmen-Suite (Torero); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
George Balanchine’s ballets Apollo (Apollo), Serenade, Symphony in C (II. Adagio), Theme and Variations, Jewels (Diamonds), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial) and Scotch Symphony,
In the Night; choreography by Jerome Robbins,
Manon (Des Grieux); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan,
Le Sacre du printemps (the Chosen One); choreography by Yevgeny Panfilov.
He has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet Company to Azerbaijan, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Korea.