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Viktor Viktorovich Smirnov

choreographer , filmdirector

Viktor Smirnov, USSR Choreographer, filmdirector.

Background

Smirnov, Viktor was born on September 6, 1934 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School. Pupil of N. Tarasov.

Career

With the Bolshoi Theatre, 1953-1974. Chief choreographer with the Odessa Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Debut as scenario-writer and choreographer, 1968.

Produced, with N. Ryzhenko, the ballet film Romeo and Juliet, which was shown at International Festivals of Television Films in Monte Carlo and Adelaide. New productions of the classical ballets The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixoteat the Odessa Theatre of Opera and Ballet.