It is one of the most famous and beautiful performances – real masterpiece of Russian ballet.

The ballet was created 129 years ago. The music was by the famous Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. He created a unique piece, raising the level of ballet music so high, there was nothing similar to it on that time. A composer himself considered his work "probably the best of all works."

Marius Petipa - famous choreographer,  worked with Tchaikovsky on this ballet.  Ballet critics consider "The Sleeping Beauty" as "encyclopedia of classical dance."

Russian ballet theatre has been performing this ballet for years in the palace theatres of St.Petersburg (The Hermitage theatre, The Grand Palace theatre etc.) and on tours abroad. Spectators always like the colorful ballet and give ovations to the troupe. All ballets are always sold out.

"The Sleeping Beauty" performed by St.Petersburg Russian Ballet theatre is a real poem about the struggle between goodness and evil, about the power of love.

Music: Peter Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa

Duration: 2 hours 15 мин. (one intermission)

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The Russian Ballet theatre was created in 1990 by a family of professional actors and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre.  The leadership can trace their lineage back more than one hundred years of a dynasty that dominated Russian Ballet.  For 28 years the troupe has successfully  presented the art of the Russian ballet to residents and foreign guests on the best stages of St. Petersburg.  

Artists of the Russian Ballet theatre are all graduates of the well-known Academy of the Russian ballet named after A.Vaganova.

We adhere to strict observance of the principles of movement, expressiveness and the spiritual creativity of the unique charm of dance.   Experts unmistakably recognize the validity of our adhering to the past principles of the Russian classical ballet school during our performances. The Russian Ballet theatre of St.Petersburg keeps alive the unique spirit and traditions of execution of the Imperial Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre.  As a result of our long-term work and distinguished choreographic style, we preserve the glory of old Saint Petersburg classical masterpieces and ensure our audiences are transported back to a glorious past.

We are proud to have performed in more than twenty countries around the world including the United States, France, Holland, Spain, Japan, China,  United Arab Emirates, Germany, Estonia and many others.

Our stage sets, colorful costumes, beautiful stage curtains, create the perfect ambiance in which to enjoy the most authentic Russian Ballets that faithfully adhere to the glorious age of Petipa and Tchaikovsky.  We make sure our dancing matches our perfect sets.