Valery Lantratov

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Valery Lantratov is a moscow-born principal ballet dancer with the Moscow Stanislavsky and Kremlin ballets and general director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation. 

A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the State Musical Theater K. Stanislavski and V. Nemirovich-Danchenko (Moscow Stanislavski Ballet). With the theater, he danced principal rôles in such ballets as Don Quixote, Coppélia, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. 

In 1986 Lantratov was awarded the title "Honored Artist of Russia," and in 1997, Russian president Boris Yeltsin named Lantratov “People’s Artist of Russia,” the Russian Federation's highest artistic honor. 

In 1991, he was one of eight soloists in Rudolf Nureyev's "Farewell Tour" of the United Kingdom. During an engagement of this tour in Sunderland, England, Reuters reported that the music broke down during a solo "leaving... Lantratov dancing to silence." 

In 1993, Lantratov began working for the Kremlin Ballet. There he danced the rôle of Napoleon Bonaparte in the ballet Napoleon, Ruslan in a production Ruslan and Ludmilla directed by A. Petrov, Basil in Don Quixote, production by Vladimir Vasiliev, Tibald in Romeo and Juliet by U. Grigorovich, and Coppelius in Koppelia, production by A. Petrov. 

This same year, Lantratov formed the Russian National Ballet Foundation, a Moscow-based charitable organization with the purpose of promoting the traditional art of the Russian classical ballet and providing aesthetic education. Its creation was supported by the Moscow Actors’ Charitable Foundation under the guidance of Galina Ulanova and the Stanislavsky and Nemorovich-Danchenko Moscow Musical Theater. 

Lantratov has appeared in the United States as a guest artist with the Portland Ballet and Boston Ballet and was a guest instructor with the Boston Ballet. From 2000-2003 Lantratov directed one of two touring companies for SMI, Inc's Moscow Ballet and danced the rôle of Drosselmeier in the company's "Great Russian Nutcracker" production. "Valery Lantratov's Drosselmeier is young, vibrant and full of explosive energy," wrote reviewer Nancy Johnson. "The mischief in his eyes reaches the back of the house." 

Lantratov is the father of Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet.

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