Widely considered as the premier ballet company in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet is truly one of the great names in performing arts and returns to Brisbane for the first time since its sell-out season in 2013.

Bolshoi simply means ‘big’ and it’s no surprise that the company’s home, the Bolshoi Theatre, is the oldest and most famous theatre in Russia.

Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi Theatre is home to the ballet company of the same name, boasting more than 230 dancers and a world-renowned training school.

Around the world, the Bolshoi Ballet is synonymous with scale, grandeur and the brilliant physicality of its dancers.

In October 2011, the Bolshoi Theatre reopened in a blaze of international publicity after a six-year renovation project costing over $800M. When the curtain went up, the audience saw a brilliant new company with new energy and sensational young talent.

In June 2016, Makhar Vaziev, former director of the Mariinsky Theatre and Teatro alla Scala Ballet, was appointed Ballet Director.

From 26 June 2019 and only in Queensland, Australian audiences will enjoy the company’s roster of stars perform during their exclusive seasons of Spartacus and Jewels.

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Spartacus Synopsis

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Jewels Synopsis

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