The annual BALLET ICONS GALA, presented by Ensemble Productions, celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Coliseum on January 26th 2020 with a thrilling programme of world class ballet.

This year we also offer VIP tickets packages. Please contact natasha@russianartandculture.com for more information

Ekaterina Krysanova and Joseph Caley in Raymonda. Photo by Jack Devant

The programme, which celebrates the unique style, quality and sheer calibre of the Russian school of ballet training, will present global ballet stars including Natalia Osipova (Royal Ballet), Jason Kittelberger (Stuttgart Ballet), Xander Parish (Mariinsky Theatre),  Ludmila Pagliero (Paris Opera Ballet), Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Theatre), Matthew Ball (The Royal Ballet), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), Ekaterina Krysanova (Bolshoi Theatre), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo) and many more.

Liudmila Konovalova and Davide Dato. Theatrum Vitae. Photo Marc Haegeman

BALLET ICONS GALA is an annual highlight in the ballet calendar and an absolute must for ballet fans; the programme will feature classical masterpieces as well as contemporary works created by today’s leading choreographers.  Music will be performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic under the direction of Russian conductor, Valery Ovsyanikov, a regular Royal Ballet collaborator and who has  conducted every Gala.

Lucia Lacarra and Josue Ullate in Carmen. Photo by Jack Devant

The annual Ballet Icons Gala in London has been organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. The Gala’s programmes pay tribute to the traditions of the legendary Russian and other prominent ballet schools as well as its legendary dancers who have been inspiring the ballet world and ballet lovers for centuries.

Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov in The Firebird. Photo Marc Haegeman

Says Olga Balakleets, CEO of Ensemble Productions: “We are absolutely delighted to announce our 2020 BALLET ICONS GALA which I know is going to be a wonderful evening for Coliseum ballet fans – from all over the world!  Our 2020 programme will feature a superb cast of world class dancers from many of the world’s top companies in a celebration of the Russian and other significant ballet schools and many of the legendary dancers and choreographers who have entertained audiences and inspired subsequent generations.”

Sarah Lamb and Edward Watson in Qualia. Photo Jack Devant