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
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.