Vasiliev Vladimir Viktorovich (born in 1940) - is a Soviet and Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, theater Director, actor, artist, poet, teacher. People's artist of the USSR, winner of the Lenin prize, the state prize of the USSR .
From 1958 to 1988 - leading soloist of the Bolshoi ballet group.
He danced almost all the leading roles of classical and contemporary ballets, including Basi ("Don Quixote"), "Petrushka", "Nutcracker", "Spartacus", "Romeo", "Prince désiré" (Sleeping beauty) and many others. Has also performed in ballets by choreographers R. Petit, M. Bejart, L. Myasin. The artist has the highest technique of dance, the gift of plastic transformation and great acting skills. Since 1971, stands as a choreographer, she staged a number of ballets on Soviet and foreign scene, as well as telability "Annie" and "road House" on the music of W. Gavrilina. He starred in films and ballets. Since 1989 - Professor of the GITIS. Together with his wife-ballerina E. Maximova made a lot of efforts to hold an Open competition of ballet dancers "Arabesque". In 1995-2000 he worked as artistic Director of the ballet company and Director of the Bolshoi theatre. In 2014, he appeared in the role of Rostov in the mini-ballet "First ball Natasha Rostova" shown at the opening of The 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi. Currently, the ballets staged by V. Vasilyev are not only on the stage of the Bolshoi theater, but also in 19 other theaters in Russia and the world.
Ballet "Anyuta" staged by V. Vasiliev
V. Vasiliev (Basil) and E. Maximova (Kitri) in the ballet"Don Quixote»
V. Vasiliev and E. Maximova
Grant us peace (DONA NOBIS PACEM), staging by V. Vasiliev. 2017