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Andrej Kajdanovskij

Andrej Kajdanovskij


Born in Moscow, Andrey Kaydanovskiy studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Ballettkonservatorium in St. Pölten, the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and the Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper. After completing his education, he joined the Wiener Staatsoper, where in 2015 he was named a demi-soloist. He has performed solo roles in classical ballets (La Sylphide, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Fille mal gardée), as well as in contemporary pieces, by Jorma Elo, Paul Lightfoot, Alexander Ekman, Jean- Christophe Maillot, Patrick de Banana, Thierry Malandain, and other creators.
Andrey Kaydanovskiy has also gained recognition as a choreographer. He has conceived modern ballets for the Wiener Staatsballett (2013 – Zeitverschwendung / Wasting Time, Das hässliche Entlein / The Ugly Duckling, 2017 - Der Feuervogel / The Firebird), the Stanislavski Theatre in Moscow (2016 - Tea or Coffee), the Bundesjugendballett in Hamburg (2017 - Reversal) and the Bayerisches Staatsballett (2017 – Discovery).
In 2015, he received the Best Dance Theatre Performer and Choreographer prize at the TANZOLYMP International Dance Festival in Berlin; in 2016, he was awarded Germany’s FUTURE prize. In 2017, he was nominated for the prestigious Russian Golden Mask for his choreography Tea or Coffee. That year, he adapted The Firebird, to Igor Stravinsky’s music, for the Wiener Staatsballett, and created a solo variation for Sergei Polunin for the Origen Festival Cultural in Switzerland.