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Denis Matvienko

Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky theatre

Dance Open: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016


He is like Baryshnikov, Nureyev and Godunov in one person. We haven't seen anything like this for a long time

Natalia Makarova

Denis Matvienko has immediately declared the highest bar in his incredibly high, always elegant and always reckless jumps, providing them with a huge actor’s charm



In 1997–2001 was a soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine (Kiev). In 2001–2002 — a first soloist at the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). In 2003–2007 returned to Kiev as a Principal Dancer. Since 2007 back to Russia: Principal Dancer at the Mikhailovsky Theater in 2007–2009, in 2009 joined the Mariinsky Theater as a soloist. The Grand Prix winner at IV International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg, III International Ballet Competition in Budapest, X International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Moscow, and others. From 2011 to 2013 — artistic director and Principal Dancer of the ballet company of the National Opera of Ukraine.

Guest Soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre from 20132014 and from April 2015.

From June 2016 Artistic Director of the ballet company of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.


A super-virtuoso, easily making eighth pirouettes, a true macho, demonstrating his reckless drive

Den za Dnyom

Denis Matvienko is equally good in classic and contemporary dance