The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Artistic Director of the Theatre
Awarded the honorable title of Deserved Artist of Russia in 1984, Igor Nepomnyashchiy has also served as the Artistic Director of the Voronezh State Ballet Theatre of Russia since 1988.
Russian opera lovers easily recognize Mr. Nepomnyashchiy's name as he is a highly regarded Bass-Baritone not only for his beautiful timbre, full range, but for his natural gift of musical acting. In all of his work he displays fine musical taste and eminent culture, making his audience empathize with his characters in laughter, love and sorrow.
During his 30 years of performance on stages throughout Russia, Igor Nepomnyashchiy has performed more than 50 roles. He has performed a variety of leading roles such as Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Amonasro in Aida, Phillip in Verdi's Don Carlos, and Mephistopheles in Guno's Faust and many others.
His signature role is widely considered to be Peter the Great in Stavonin’s opera Vivat, Russia! Mr. Nepomnyashchiy saw this character as temperamental, gentle, angry, humorous and fun.
orn in 1947 in Odessa, Mr. Nepomnyashchiy trained at the Moscow Musical Theater. The role of Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin became Igor Nepomnyashchiy’s debut on the stage of the Voronezh State Ballet Theatre of Russia.
Artistic Director of the Ballet
Lyudmila Sycheva was born in the City of Voronezh in 1955. In 1974 she graduated classical department of the Voronezh Choreographic Institute and was accepted to the ballet troupe of the Voronezh State Opera and Bailer Theater, worked as a soloist of the ballet until 1992.
In 1987 Ms. Sycheva graduated from the department of ballet production at the Moscow State Institute of Theatrical Art named of Lunacharsky as a “tteacher-balletmaster”. From 1979 to 1987 and from 1994 until present time she worked at the Voronezh Choreography Institute as a teacher of special disciplines.
From 1987 to 1990 Ludmila Sycheva worked at the ballet school of town Moputu of Republic of Mosambic as a classical dance teacher. From year 2000 to 2001 she worked also as a teacher at the Liaonin ballet school in the city of Shenyan, China. In 2003 she was providing methodical assistance for preserving of classical heritage of a ballet school in city of Gdansk, Poland.
From 2002 Ms. Sycheva is the artistic director of Voronezh Choreographic Institute. Her graduates work in many ballet companies of Russia, as well as about 20 of ballet soloists are with the Voronezh ballet. Currently Ludmila Sycheva is the Artistic Director of the Ballet of the Voronezh State Ballet Theatre of Russia and also the Artistic Director of the Choreographic Institute.
Svetlana Noskova graduated from the Voronezh Choreographic Institute. Today she is the leading soloist at the Voronezh State Ballet Theater of Russia. She performs roles from classical repertoire, such as Odette-Odelia in Swan Lake, the Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Masha in the Nutcracker, Gisele in Giselle, Ekaterina in The Stone Flower, and many others.
Ms. Noskova easily and enthusiastically performs modern roles, such as the Girl in a modernist style-ballet Angels of Death, Aisedora Dunkan in Yesenin and Duncan.
In 2004 she became diplomat of the International Competition of Ballet Dancers in the Vienna, Austria.
Svetlana Noskova repeatedly performed with the cast of the Voronezh ballet as well as other ballet companies during their tours to the United States of America, France, Germany, Holland and Belgium and others.
Upon graduation of the Voronezh Choreography Institute, Ekaterina LIUBIKH joined the State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Today she is the leading ballet dancer. Highlighted performances include appearances in the roles of of Odette-Odelia Swan Lake, Sylphyde in Le Sylphide, Nurida in One Thousand & One Night, Carmen in Carmen Suite, Mirta in Giselle and many others.
Ms. Liubikh has toured with the State Ballet Theatre as well asother ballet groups on numerous occasions to the United States, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, as well as others.
Yulia Nepomnyashchaya received her training at the Voronezh State Choreographic Institute and after graduation in 2006 joined the ballet company of the Voronezh State Theater of Opera and Ballet.
While still being a student Yulia danced Katerina in the theater performance of the Prokofiev's ballet “The Stone Flower”. Her current repertoire includes solo and principal parts such as:
- Swan Lake: Odette – Odile
- Giselle: Myrtha
- Don Quixote: The Street Dancer
- Romeo and Juliet: Juliet
- Thousand and One Nights: Nurida
- Anuta: Anuta
- The Young Girl and the Hooligan: the main Hussy
- The Stone Flower: Katerina and The Mistress of the Copper Mountain
Leading soloist Dennis KAGANER came to the State Ballet Theatre while he was still a student at the Voronezh Choreography Institute. He quickly assumed the position of the leading soloist of the Voronezh State Ballet Theater of Russia. His artistic repertoire includes leading roles as extensive and diverse as the Prince in The Nutcracker, Zigfried in Swan Lake, Desiree in Sleeping Beauty, Albert in Giselle, Danila in Stone Flower, Young Man in the modern ballet Esenin and Dunkan.
In 2004 Mr. Kaganer became a Laureate of the International Competition of Ballet Dancers in Vienna, Austria. On countless occasions he has participated in ballet festivals, toured in the United States, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria as well as other countries.
Alexander LITYAGIN's credo is to dance as much as possible and not to rest on his laurels. His work differs in its high technique, emotional fulfillment and artistry. Mr. Lityagin is a graduate of the Voronezh Choreograph institute. Comfortable dancing classical as well as modern ballet, his repertoire includes many roles such as that of Albert in Giselle, Prince Zigfried in Swan Lake, the Charmer in modern ballet Angels of Death, Resanov in rock-ballet Unona, Esenin in ballet Esenin and Dunkan, and Shahriar in One Thousand & One Night.