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Boris Iakovlevich Eifman

choreographer , ballet master

Boris Eifman is one of the few, if not the only Russian choreographer whose energetic life in art has been going on for several decades.


Eifman was born in Siberia and graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory.


Graduated from the Kishinev Choreographic School, 1964, and from the Choreographic Department of the Leningrad Conservatory, 1972.


He has done more than fifty ballet performances. In 1977 he founded the Leningrad Ballet Ensemble at the age of 30 and he remained there for over 35 years.


  • People‚Äôs Artist of Russia (Russia, 1995)Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd (2012) classCommander of the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 1999)Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2003)State Prize of the Russian Federation - 1998Theatre Award of Saint Petersburg "Golden Soffit" (1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2012)"Golden Mask" (Theatre Union of Russia, 1996 and 1999)Award "Triumph "(1996)Prix Benois de la Danse for "Best choreographer of 2005" (2006)Order of "Peace and Harmony" (Russia, 1998).