Le Corsaire Pas De Deux – Don Quixote Pas De Deux

JURGITA DRONINA

(Previously principal dancer with the Swediish Royal Ballet and Dutch National Ballet, at present principal dancer with National Ballet of Canada)

Was born in Russia in 1986 03 27 and graduated at the M.K.Ciurlionis Arts School, Vilnius in the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania. Later she also studied with the Munich Ballet Academy under the directorship of Konstanze Vernon. In 2005 Jurgita joined the Royal Swedish Ballet and since then she has interpreted many principal roles. Currently she is a principal dancer with the Roy al Swedish Ballet ( since 2005) and a principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet (since 2010).

Among her star roles are:
Nikiya – in La Ba yadere (N.Makarova)
Juliet – in Romeo & Juliet (K.MacMillan),
Annika – in Pippi Longstocking (P.Isberg),
Husan (Sugar Plum) – in The Nutckracker ( P.Isberg),
Queen Sofia Magdalena – in Gustav III (P.Bart),
Giselle – in Giselle (O.Vinogradov),
Odette/Odile – in Swan Lake (N.Conus) and (Anne-Marie Holmes),
Kitri – in Don Quixote (A.Ratmansky) and (R. Nureyev, M.G.Garofoli),
Esmeralda – in Hunchback of Notre Dame (P.Isberg),
Svanilda – in Coppelia (M.Ribaud),
Olga – in Onegin (J.Cran ko),
Medora – in “Le Corsaire” (M.G.Garofoli)
and several pieces by M.Bigonzetti, C.Spuck, K.Pastor, N.Christe and J-C Maillot.

Jurgita Dronina has participated in various International Ballet Gala’s around the world and has participated in different International Ballet Competitions (IBC) and has won Gold and Silver prizes in the senior division. She has been awarded with the titles of:

  • First Lithuanian ballerina J.Jovaisaite- Olekiene Grant – 2004
  • Ellen Rasch balettstipendium – 2007
  • Mariane Orlandos stipendium – Dancer Of The Year 2007
  • Louis Gallodier Grant – 2007
  • Rotary International award – 2008
  • Swedish – Danish cultural Grant – 2009
  • First Saint Petersburg award for the “Best duet” ( International ballet Stars Gala “Dance Open” – 2010)

DAVIT GALSTYAN

(At present soloist with the Ballet du Capitole Toulouse)

Davit Galstyan was educated in his native land, the former Soviet Republic of Armenia at the School of the National Ballet in Yerevan by Vaganova instructors. In 2001 he finished his education at the Royal Ballet School in London after which he danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, performing its internationally acclaimed repertoire. The Ballet du Capitole of Toulouse, led by Na nette Glushak engaged him and he quickly was promoted through the ranks. He particularly shone in the roles of Basile of Don Quichotte b y Nanette Glushak, The Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio) by John Cranko, Thème and Variations and Tchaikovski Pas de Deux by George Balanchine, Sinfonietta by Jiri Kylian, Brel by Ben van Cauwenbergh etc.