Vladimir Shishov

Vladimir Shishov was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) where he graduated from Vaganova Academy. From 2000 to 2006 he was, amongst others as Soloist, a member of the Ballet of Mariinsky Theatre. His repertory at this time comprised Basil in „Don Quixote“, Conrad in „Le Corsaire“, Rotbart in „Schwanensee“, Jean de Brienne in „Raymonda“, Ferhad in „Legende von der Liebe“, Paris in „Romeo und Julia“, Jüngling in „Leningrader Sinfonie“ as well as roles in John Neumeiers „The Sounds of Empty Pages“ and William Forsythes „In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated“ and „Steptext“. In 2006 he was engaged as Soloist by the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2010 he was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatballett. His Viennese repertory comprises Basil in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Solor in Vladimir Malakhovs „Die Bajadere“, Solor in Rudolf Nurejews “La Bayadère” (2nd Act), Prinz Siegfried in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Tybalt in John Cranko´s „Romeo und Julia“, Franz in „Coppélia“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Drosselmeyer/Der Prinz in Rudolf Nurejews “Der Nussknacker”, Prinz Nussknacker in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Prinz Florimund in Peter Wrights “Dornröschen”, Johann in Roland Petits “Die Fledermaus“, the title role and Fürst Gremin in John Crankos „Onegin“, Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillans „Manon“, Conrad in Manuel Legris’ “Le Corsaire”, Wronski in Boris Eifmans „Anna Karenina“ and Kommissar in “Giselle Rouge”, Ludwig XVI. in Patrick de Banas „Marie Antoinette“, the main role in Marius Petipas Grand Pas from „Paquita“ and „Raymonda”, the Militärkapellmeister in „Platzkonzert“ from Gyula Harangozó sen. and Hauptpartien in George Balanchines “Allegro Brillante” and „Thema und Variationen“, Harald Landers „Études“, Serge Lifars “Suite en blanc”, Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“ and “The Four Seasons”, Hans van Manens “Adagio Hammerklavier”, Twyla Tharps „Variationen über ein Thema from Haydn“, Jirí Kyliáns „Bella Figura“, John Neumeiers “Verklungene Feste”, William Forsythes “The Second Detail”, Jorma Elos „Glow – Stop“, David Dawsons “A Million Kisses to my Skin” as well as ein Duo from Roland Petits „Proust ou les Intermittences du cœur“. He created the role of Oberon in Jorma Elos „Ein Sommernachtstraum“.
He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.
Awards and honours: Prix International of the magazine “Ballet 2000” (2008).


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