Moscow City Ballet is invted to perform amongst the World’s finest at Wiltz Festival, Luxembourg.


Known for the unforgettable performances and quality of talent the Wiltz Festival acquires year upon year, Moscow City Ballet are delighted to announce participation for the 64th edition this July 1st , 2016. The international critically acclaimed event in the ‘Capital of the Ardennes’ will feature the ‘Cinderella’ ballet performance, on the open-air theatre against the stunning backdrop of the Wiltz castle.

Since its inception in 1953, the Wiltz Festival continues to enchant and delight audiences with a unique set of artists who join the program. A complimentary mix of theatre, dance and opera performances, as well as classical and jazz concerts, this is truly a treat for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a fantastically cultural escape in sensational surroundings.

Book your tickets now by ringing the festival office at (+352) 95 81 45. Special trains running between Wiltz and Luxembourg City are being put in place after each performance.



The stage is set for special effects to delight and amaze in 2016


Moscow City Ballet is decidedly traditional in their interpretation, yet they always know exactly which elements of a performance can afford to be enhanced or even sometimes controversially, removed. There is a keen eye for detail in understanding how the audience will move with the production, so much so the delivery has become pivotal in keeping the loyal ballet guests stimulated and to seduce newcomers for life.

Highly regarded as visionaries in the art of storytelling, Moscow City Ballet meticulously reviews their repertoire to ascertain whether further improvements can be introduced or even if details can be removed entirely from a performance, as they have so notably done with the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker ballet.

Each year the performances evolve, keeping loyal audiences returning and eager to pinpoint the changes implemented. A bold and futuristic move for the Moscow City Ballet introduces stunning effects to create a more dramatic production. There will be smoke surrounding the cool sparkling waters in Swan Lake, confetti to give the Nutcracker it’s renown festive atmosphere and pyrotechnics set the stage alight for the Sleeping Beauty.

Moscow City Ballet reaches its milestone 25th Anniversary.


Moscow City Ballet reaches its milestone 25th anniversary in November 2013. First formed in 1988 by the late distinguished Russian choreographer Viktor Smirnov-Golovanov, it has become one of the most prestigious touring Ballet companies. A highly acclaimed ex-soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, Smirnov-Golovanov was committed to bringing his heritage of classical ballet in the Moscow style to audiences including young ballet-goers, all over the world.

You can read more about the incredible achievements of Founder Victor Smirnov-Golovanov here.

In 1991, Moscow City Ballet completed its first tour of the UK, under the promotion of Victor and Lilian Hochhauser. Since then, the company has enjoyed much success in the UK with over 1000 tours.

More recently Moscow City Ballet joined the stable of PMB Presentations artistes, to maintain the UK tour and continue delighting thousands of fans in Great Britain and Ireland. Moscow City Ballet’s distinctive style endures both in production and rehearsal. Since their formation, Moscow City Ballet has become one of Russia’s most successful and extensively touring ballet companies. Having visited Korea, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Dubai, Israel, Cyprus and Greece. Annually, they play arenas in Poland with their magical Nutcracker and enjoy great popularity in Moscow.

Today, as fresh as the day it was formed, MCB is brimming with some of Moscow’s best young dancers, outstanding principals, stunning soloists and a sublime corps de ballet, all underpinned by the dynamic vitality of a live orchestra. The MCB team handpick some of the most promising young graduates with outstanding technique and artistry, all trained in the in the best traditions of the Russian school. The costumes and sets are beautiful, colourful, and a feast for the eye when the curtain goes up.

Moscow City Ballet, accompanied by a full orchestra performs to the highest standard and audiences can enjoy the unique style and artistic integrity of the late Smirnov-Golovanov’s own choreography, as well as original versions of the great classical Russian repertoire.

Ludmila Neroubashchenko is now officially taking on the position of Artistic Director.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, the founder of Moscow City Ballet. Victor passed away on 22 April 2013 after a long struggle with cancer.  He is survived by his devoted wife Ludmila.
Ludmila Neroubashchenko, who has been leading the ballet company for the last few years, will now officially take on the position of Artistic Director and will continue to preserve Victor’s unique choreography and productions as well as the commitment to promoting ballet in the Russian Classical tradition all over the world.
We are looking forward to a successful 25th Anniversary Season of 2013-2014.

Moscow City Ballet is looking for dancers.

Moscow City Ballet is now recruiting dancers for the 2013 – 2014 season. Please, send your CVs and videos to smirnov-golovanov@inbox.ru

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