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Denis Matvienko

Monica Loughman Elite Ballet are proud to present Denis Matvienko here in Dublin, Ireland.

We are holding a 2 hour master class on April 28th 2024.
Places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.
Please contact us today to avoid dissapointment!









Denis is a merited Artist of Ukraine, he was born in 1979 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. He began training in classical dance at a very young age at the Kiev State Choreography School and at the age of 18 he joined the Ukrainian National Ballet as a First Figure

In 2001 he joined the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg as Soloist. In 2003 he returned to the Ukrainian National Ballet and in 2007 he moved back to St. Petersburg working for the Mikhailovsky Theatre as a Principal Dancer. Two years later, in 2009, he returned as Principal Star to the Mariinsky Theatre

Denis has been a guest dancer with numerous Companies, such as the Bolshoi, New National Theatre of Japan, Alla Scala Theatre, Paris Opera among others. During his career he performed in numerous Principal roles, but he is a dancer at heart with exceptional versatility, allowing him to excel across both Neoclassical and Contemporary works

Denis Matvienko, the Honoured Artist of Ukraine (2006), is also a recipient of several other prestigious awards and honours. He won a Grand Prix at the 4th International Ballet Competi-tion in Luxembourg (1997) and at the 3rd International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Competition in Budapest, Hungary (1998). He also won a Gold Medal and Vaslav Nijinsky Prize at the 3rd International Contemporary and Classical Choreography Competition in Nagoya, Japan (1999), a Grand Prix at the 10th International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Mos-cow (2005) and the Spirit of Dance Prize in the Star category (2008). He is also a recipient of the lapel pin of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan for his Achievements in Culture (2009) and a recipient of the DANCE OPEN International Ballet Prize in the Best Partners category (2011).

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