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Nikita Dolgushin

born November 8, 1938 in Leningrad

In 1959 he graduated from the Vaganova Academy. Nikita Dolgushin worked at the Kirov Theatre (now - the Mariinsky Theatre), where he performed leading roles in virtually all classical ballets - but at some point his interest in new choreography proved to be important to cooperate with the famous troupe of the USSR and the world, skeptical refers to artistic experimentation. In the 1961-66 biennium. - The leading dancer of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet, which has successfully developed a musical and choreographic works of the XX century, has collaborated with Peter Gusev, Yuri Grigorovich, and other prominent artists.

In 1966-68 he worked in the classical ensemble "Young Ballet" (hands. IA Moiseev). Since 1968 - at the Leningrad Maly Theatre.

In 1971 he staged the ballet Romeo and Juliet, in which he sang the role of Romeo.

From 1983 to 2001. Nikita Dolgushin headed the Department of Choreography of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Rimsky-Korsakov (professor). In 1990 he was artistic director of the Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. During this period, among other students, he held teaching Tatiana Stepanova.

Over the past few years he worked at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, where a tutor soloists.

In 2007, the choreographer made the new version of the ballet "Giselle", implemented at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

NA Dolgushin died June 10, 2012 after a serious illness. The funeral will be held June 14 at the Smolensk cemetery.

Titles and awards

Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1964)

People`s Artist of the RSFSR (1976)

People`s Artist of the USSR (1988)

Laureate of the International Ballet Competition in Varna (1964, I prize)

Winner of the University of Paris Dance

Winner of the World Academy of Science, Culture and Art

Prize Winner of the Audience Award obschectva "Teatral" for staging the play "The Silver Age"

The prizewinner`s highest theatrical prize of St. Petersburg "Gold spotlights"

Ballet Knight (Russian prize "Soul of the Dance")

Man of the Year-2003

Cavalier of the Order of public recognition "Catherine the Great"

Commander of the Order of Civil honor and dignity

Winner of the St. Petersburg Government in the field of literature, art and architecture "for outstanding contribution to the development of the culture of Petersburg"

The doctor of the International University of Fundamental Studies of Philosophy (Oxford Educational Network)

Professor of Dance at the University of Paris

Doctor of Humanities University Tausonovskogo Sciences (USA)

The honorary title of full professor at the International University of Fundamental Studies (2007).