Dmitry Gudanov (Dancer)|
Born in Moscow. In 1994, on completing his studies at
the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy) where
he studied with Leonid Zhdanov, he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
rehearses with Yuri Vladimirov.
Boy/Boys (La Sylphide.
Choreography by August Bournonville)
French Doll (Nutcracker.
Yuri Grigorovich production)
Casanova (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Fortune (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich
Pas d'action (Giselle. Vladimir
Soloist (Dreams about Japan. Alexei
(Paganini to the music by Sergei Rakhmanonov. Choreography by Leonid
(Romeo and Juliet. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky)
James (Herman Levenskiold's La Sylphide ;
choreography by August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)
1st pas de trois
Soloist Part 1 (Symphony in
C) - creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Albrecht (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production; then
Soloist (Mozartiana) -
creation at Bolshoi Theatre
A Fisherman (La Fille
du Pharaon. Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa) -
The Empress' Son (Russian Hamlet to music by
Ludwig Van Beethoven and Gustav
Mahler. Creation by Boris Eifman)
Afternoon of a Faun. Choreography by Jerome Robbins)
Colas (La Fille mal gardee.
Music by Louis Herold. Choreography by Frederick
Claude Frollo (Notre-Dame de Paris.
Rolan Petit production)
Prince Desire (The Sleeping
Tchaikovsky Pas de
Hermann (La Dame de Pique to
music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Rolan Petit production)
Siegfried (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich new
Hannan (Lea to music by
Leonard Bernstein. Alexei Ratmansky production)
Wilson-Taor (La Fille du Pharaon)
Miller (Le Tricorne. Music
by Manuel de Falla. Choreography by Leonide Massine)
(Don Quixote. Alexei Fadeyechev production)
Prince (Cinderella. Yuri
Possokhov and Yuri Borisov creation)
(La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production) - debut
on the Bolshoi Theatre tour in Novosibirsk
Soloist (Misericordes to
music by Arvo Part. Christopher Wheeldon creation)
Teacher (Georges Delerue's The Lesson;
choreography by Flemming Flindt)
Phoebus (Esmeralda by
Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic
version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev)
took part in the Bolshoi Theatre's New Year Premieres of works by young
choreographers (1997), dancing in Eva Zamazalova's ballet L’Estro Armonica,
to music by Vivaldi.
He participated in the Bolshoi Theatre’s
Studio of New Choreography project (2004), appearing in Alexei
Miroshnichenko's Hungarian Dances to music by Brahms.
Theatre tours, he danced the part of Evil Genius in Yury Grigorovich's
production of Swan Lake.
Gudanov is the creator of the title role
in Mikhail Lavrovsky's ballet Nijinsky to music by Rachmaninov
He has appeared in
Dreams of Japan in Japan, Georgia and during a Bolshoi Theatre season in
Petersburg at the Maryinsky Theatre (1998).
He took part in an international
festival devoted to the 50th anniversary of the National Ballet of
He made his debut in the part of Albrecht in Giselle in a
Chelyabinsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet production (1999, partner - Tatyana
In 2000, he appeared at the Ballets Russes Celebration
Festival, in New Orleans, dancing excerpts from Nikolai Cherepnin's Le
Pavillon d’Armide (choreography by Fokine, Nikita Dolgushinn
In 2000, he participated in the international Stars of World
Ballet Festival, organized on a regular basis by Vadim Pisarev, in
In 2000, at the Minkler Auditorium, Toronto, he danced Albrecht in
two premiere performances of a Canadian Ballet Theatre production of Giselle
(Nadia Veselova Tencer production; partner Anna Antonicheva).
a regular participant in the international Stars of the 21st
Century project, organized by the Canadian impresarios Nadia VeselovaTencer
and Solomon Tencer (these gala concerts, presenting ballet stars from all over
the world, have taken place in Toronto, Paris, Cannes, New York, Tokyo). At one
of these concerts - in Paris, at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Gudanov was
partnered by Royal Ballet prima ballerina, Alina Cojocaru (2002).
2003, he appeared as The Nutcracker-Prince with Canadian Ballet Theatre, in
Toronto (partner - Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Yllena Andrienko).
In 2003, he
danced in Chopiniana at the Rudolph Nureyev International Festival of
Classical Ballet, in Kazan.
In addition to which, he has appeared at
international ballet festivals and gala-concerts in France, the USA, the
Republic of Korea, Latvia.
1996, he was awarded 2nd prize and the Danse Noble jury press
prize at the Arabesque Open Competition for Russian Ballet Dancers, in
In 1998, he won 1st prize at the
International Competition for Ballet Dancers, in Paris.
In 1999, he was
awarded the Moscow Debuts Festival prize (founded by the Central House of
Actors) for his debuts in Fantasy on a Theme of Casanova, Paganini
(main roles) and Dreams of Japan (one of solo roles).
In 2000, he
was awarded Ballet Magazine's Soul of Dance prize
(Up-and-Coming Stars nomination).
In 2005, Gudanov was awarded the
title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.