Vadim Muntagirov

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Vadim Muntagirov (born 1990) is a Russian ballet dancer. As of May 2014 he is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London.

Alina Cojocaru and Vadim Muntagirov in the roles of Medora and Conrad of Le Corsaire produced by the English National Ballet

Early life[edit]

Vadim Muntagirov was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Both of his parents were professional dancers.[1] He trained at Perm Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School.[2]


In 2006, Muntagirov entered the Prix de Lausanne competition.[3] He won a scholarship and chose to attend the Royal Ballet School.[4] Upon graduation from the Royal Ballet School in 2009, Muntagirov joined English National Ballet.[1] He was promoted to first soloist in 2010, principal in 2011 and lead principal in 2012. While at the ENB, he was noted for his partnership with Daria Klimentova, which has been associated with Fonteyn and Nureyev.[5] He joined the Royal Ballet as a principal in February 2014.[2] His first performance with the Royal Ballet was as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty.[6]

In 2011, Muntagirov featured in the BBC4 documentary Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet, which followed his performance of Swan Lake with Daria Klimentova.[7]



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  2. ^ a b "Vadim Muntagirov". Royal Opera House. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
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  4. ^ Baker, Emma (2014-07-28). "Vadim Muntagirov: 'I'm a mixture of Russian blood and the English school'". Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
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  7. ^ Williams, Holly. "Agony & Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet, BBC4, Tuesday Monrow, ITV1, Thursday". The Independent. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "WINNERS 2000-2010 Youth America Grand Prix". Youth America Grand Prix. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "The 11th National Dance Awards – The Critics' Circle". The Critics' Circle. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  10. ^ "Benois de la danse: 2013". Benois Centre. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "2015 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced". Dance Tabs. Retrieved 1 September 2017.