VLADIMIR TROSHENKO

Artistic Director & Choreographer

Born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1954.

After graduating from the St. Petersburg Academy of Dance named after Vaganova in 1973, Vladimir raised the qualification in the class of the teacher Svyatoslav Kuznetsov together with World Ballet Star Mikhail Baryshnikov.

The first appearance in Pas de deux in «Giselle» on July 17, 1973. 

Laureate of the Komsomol Prize in literature and art (1981).

Vladimir has received Government Awards of Republics of Tatarstan, Bashkiria and Chuvashia. 

Honored Artist of Chuvashia (1985).

Delegate of the 1st Congress of the Union of Theatrical Figures of the USSR and then the 1st Congress of the Union of Theatrical Firures of Russia in Moscow.

Elected as member of the board of the Union of Theatrical Figures under the chairmanship of Mikhail Ulyanov.

In 1992 Vladimir graduated with merit from the Russian Academy of theatrical art. Specialty: director-choreographer (Commission chairman — Olga Lepeshinskaya)

Vladimir was Principal Ballet Dancers on stages of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Cheboksary, Kazan, Odessa.

His repertoire include the leading parts in such ballets as “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “La Bayadere”, “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, and others.    

Vladimir has toured in more than 10 countries as member «Moscow City Ballet» company, dancing with such great ballet stars as Lyudmila Semenyaka, Galina Mezentseva and Elena Pankova.

As Choreographer, Vladimir created new ballets on stages of Cheboksary and Voronezh:   

1987 — «Mozart and Salieri» (first production)    

1990 — «Francesca da Rimini», «Mercedes», «The Last Step»     

1992 — «Flight to Shanghai»

1993 — «Don Quixote»     

1994 — «Carmen Suite»

1995 — «The Sleeping Beauty»

1996 — «Zora»

In 1996 performed leading parts in the ballets “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty” in  duet with the People’s Artist of USSR — Nadezhda Pavlova, Prima ballerina of Bolshoi Theatre.    

1998 – 2010: The chief choreographer of the Odessa Academic National Opera and Ballet Theater. During this period, Vladimir created new versions of: «Swan Lake», «Sleeping Beauty», «The Nutcracker», «Lilea» as well as restored: «Don Quixote» and «La Bayadere». In the children’s theater — studio, he created ballets “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan”.    In 2004 Vladimir produced the ballet «La Bayadère» on the stage of the Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theater. In recent years, he has repeatedly was creating ballet divertissements for Government concerts in Odessa region and Kiev.

Also, Vladimir was the director-choreographer of creative evenings of People’s Artist of Ukraine Natalia Barysheva,  People’s Artist of Ukraine Elena Kamenskih, , Andrei Musorin, Nina Stoyan.

With Odessa Academic National Opera and Ballet Theater toured in Switzerland, USA, Greece, Russia, Romania, Canada, Mexico.     

2003-2004: Chairman of the State Examination Commission of Choreographic Department of ballet school named after K. Dankevich.   

Since 2005 Vladimir has been member of the Board of the Union of Choreographers of Ukraine.

2007 Honorary Award of the Governor of Odessa region for merits in the field of choreography.

Since 2007, the Artistic Director and Choreographer of the «Theater of Classical and Contemporary Ballet» (Odessa, Ukraine).

Since 2016 Vladimir is Acting Assistant Professor of the Choreography Department of the South Ukrainian Pedagogical University  named after Ushinsky.