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Stanislav Tchassov

Stanislav Tchassov was born in  Moscow and started training at the age of ten at the Moscow Ballet Academy of  the Bolshoi Ballet. His teacher was Galina Ulanova’s partner Leonid Zdanov, and  Stanislav graduated with the highest merits. After graduating, he was invited to  join the Bolshoi Ballet, which he did in August 1981.

He was with the Bolshoi Ballet for  eight years and his repertoire with the Bolshoi Ballet included the leading  roles in The Little Prince, The Sleeping Beauty, The Golden Age,Raymonda, Coppelia Pas de Deux, Giselle, The Naiad and  the Fisherman. This latter role is part of the video ‘Magic of the Bolshoi  Volume 2’. Stanislav was coached by Kirsten Ralov from the Royal Danish Ballet  in the Bournonville style and performed Flower Festival at Genzano Pas de  Deux and the leading roles in Le Conservatorie and Kermesse in  Bruges. Most of his roles were coached by Marina Semyonova and Galina Ulanova  and his daily training was under Asaf Messerer. With the Bolshoi Ballet he  toured the USA, Central and South America, Japan, Australia and many European  countries.

In the 1991-1992 season Stanislav  danced as a Guest Artist with London City Ballet, where his repertoire included  leading roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite,Giselle, Don Quixote and Le Corsaire Pas de Deux.

In December 1993 Stanislav danced  as a Guest Artist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, performing Prince in The  Nutcracker.

In March 1991, Stanislav was the  organiser of the big gala performances ‘Ballet Galaxy of Russia’ for the Soviet  Festival in Taiwan, with the participation of famous principal dancers of the  Kirov and Bolshoi Ballets. From 1992 he was directing and dancing in gala  performances of ‘Russian and British Stars of Ballet’ in Britain. In 1992-1993  he was invited to dance the leading male ballet role in a new musical  Carousel, choreographed by Sir Kenneth Macmillan, to take place in the  National Theatre. Stanislav was invited to dance in various ballet gala  performances in Germany, Italy, Portugal, the Far East and Britain in the  presence of HRH Princess Margaret and Diana Princess of Wales.

Stanislav’s choreographic works  include the one-act ballet Amadeus set to Mozart’s music, Adajio to music of Rodrigo. 2-acts classical ballet Carmen to music of Bizet,  and full-length ballets, Coppelia to Delibes score, Cinderella to  music of Serge Prokofiev, The Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky’s music and the  staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Stanislav founded the  European Ballet in 1994.

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