The Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on ice (former the Leningrad State Ballet on ice) founded in 1967 by the outstanding choreographer Konstantin Boyarsky, is the successor of the remarkable traditions of the St.Petersburg school of the classical ballet.
The Ballet is headed by its Artistic Director, former soloist of the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet, Merited Artist of Russia Konstantin Rassadin, a school-mate of Rudolf Nuriev. He participated in the performances jointly with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova.
     Musical Director and one of the co-founders of the Ballet is Leo Korkhin, prominent Russian conductor who conducts quite a number of orchestras including the renowned Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Society named after D.Shostakovich.
     The multiple World and European champions, double Olympic champions Ludmila Beloussova and Oleg Protopopov; multiple World and European champion, Olympic champion Alexei Ulanov; multiple prize winner of the World and European figure-skating competitions and Olympic games Ludmila Smirnova danced in the Ballet at different times. There are about 20 dancers in the company who have the honorable titles of the Masters of Sports of Russia for the victories at the all-Russia and international figure-skating competitions.
     Since 1995 the Saint-Petersburg Ballet on ice has been performing on stage of opera theaters. It shows the most famous ballets by P.Tchaikovsky: "Sleeping Beauty", "Swan Lake", "Nutcracker" and ballets by S.Prokofiev "Cinderella" and "Romeo and Juliet" as well.
     All the productions are staged by its principal choreographer Merited Artist of Russia Konstantin Rassadin. This is for the first time in the world that the real classical ballets in classical ballet costumes and sets are performed on an ice rink installed on stage of the theater.
     For the last five years these productions have been successfully performed on the best stages of the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, China, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, Greece, Portugal, Ireland.

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