Artur Shesterikov: About the Passion of Dance

SUISSEPIC and GENEVA DANCE EVENTS would like to introduce Artur Shesterikov, a Russian ballet dancer currently performing with the Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet) in Amsterdam. In June of 2018, Artur was invited to perform at the Ballet Gala Night in Geneva.

Born into a ballet family in the Soviet Union, Artur joined the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Artur’s mother Elena Kulagina was a well known prima ballerina in Russia and abroad. Since an early age, Artur has been dancing principal roles onstage. In 2007, he was offered to join The Dutch National Ballet, and shortly thereafter was promoted to Principal Dancer. Artur’s dance is his passion as it is based on the incredible delight of performing in front of a grateful audience.

“Following my parents, I have been doing ballet since I was 10 years old. Now, it takes a big part of my life. It’s my job, my hobby, and my passion”, 

Over his 20 year career, Artur has had many great opportunities to work with some of the best dancers and ballerinas in the world. This includes individuals such as Krzysztof Pastor, Hans Van Manen, John Neumeier, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Natalia Makarova, and the world famous Diana Vishneva (as partner). In 2004, Artur was awarded the “Most Talented Dancer” prize at the “International Ballet Competition Arabesk”.

Being a hard-worker, Artur does not count the number of rehearsals before each performance. As an artist, Artur understands that success is a combination of fundamentals. This would include having a calm, creative mind, which is necessary for having a proper vision of the scenic image, and… a good warm up.

What does it mean to Artur to be on the stage, with thousands of eyes following his every single movement?

It is really incredible when thousands of eyes keep watching you while you are dancing.”

7 ballet Stars will Perform Classics and Modern Dance in Geneva

Extraсts from famous Russian ballets will be presented by the stars of 7 leading world theatres in front of the audience of Geneva’s Theatre du Lehman.

Sasha Riva: Dance is a Story Expressed through One’s Body

SUISSEPIC and Geneva Dance Events would like to introduce Sasha Riva, an American ballet dancer who has sparkled on stage in Hamburg, Germany. Since August 2016, Sasha has been a member of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. We had the opportunity to talk to Sasha about his career and his passion for dance.

Artur Shesterikov: About the Passion of Dance

SUISSEPIC and GENEVA DANCE EVENTS would like to introduce Artur Shesterikov, a Russian ballet dancer currently performing with the Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet) in Amsterdam.

The first School of Classical Russian Ballet was opened in Geneva for kids 4-9

Throughout the centuries traditions of Russian ballet is widely understood as a way of conduct not just dancing. Geneva Dance Events opened in Switzerland the first School of Classical Russian Ballet for kids 4-9 years old. It is a new milestone in Swiss cultural life.

Yumi Aizawa on the Agenda, Roles and Life of a Sparkling Ballerina in Geneva

Yumi Aizawa, born in 1986 in Japanese Nagano crossed dozens of countries to become a world’s famous ballerina. She found her vocation in Geneva, where she dances leading parts in Grand Théâtre de Genève and enjoys eclecticism of styles including contemporary ones.