Kirill Melnikov

Kirill Melnikov
Professor at Ballet Academy University of Music and Theatre Munich
classical technique for boys and girls, pas de deux, neo-classical

Former Principal dancer of Bavarian National Ballet in Munich
Jury for different international contests

Kirill Melnikov

Born in St. – Petersburg. He completed his ballet training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and was immediately engaged by the Kirov (Mariinsky) Ballet, where his repertoire included all the major ballets: “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “Le Corsaire”, “Sleeping Beauty”,“Les Sylphides”, “La Sylphide”, “Theme and Variations” etc.

Kirill Melnikov was frequent guest on international stages and appeared at Gala Performances in Canada (“Le Don des Étoiles”), Italy, Spain, London (Alicia Markova Gala), Virginia (Margot Fonteyn Gala), Hamburg (Nijinsky Gala), Budapest, Brussels, Nagoya, Dresden, Capetown etc.

From1992 untill 2005 Kirill Melnikov was principal dancer with the Bavarian National Ballet in Munich, where he danced in several neoclassical and contemporary ballets from choreographers such as: John Cranko, John Neumeier, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Hans van Manen, Jiri Kylian, Uwe Scholz, Twyla Tharp etc.

Since 1998, he is ballet-teacher in University of Music and Theatre in Munich. In the same University in 2000 he received the diploma as ballet pedagogue (class Prof. A.Prokofiev). In 2002 become Professor.

His students have won prizes in international ballet competitions such as: “ Prix de Lausanne”(2017), “VARNA”(2016), “YAGP”(2016), “TANZOLYMP”(2009, 2012).

In 2002, Kirill Melnikov has received “Mercury – prize” as one of the best artist of the year in Munich.

Video recordings with the Kirov-Ballet include “White Nights in St.-Petersburg” and “Classic Kirov”. “Black Cake” with the Bavarian State Ballet.

Choreographic Works:

2007 – choreography for the opera “Stumme Serenade” in Münich.
2008 – premiere of ballet „Cenerentola” in Ingolstadt.
2010 – Artistic Director and Choreographer of the ballet project „Nosferatu & Co.“ in Munich.
2012 – premiere of ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream a la Bavarese” in Prinzregententheater in Munich.
2014 – choreography for Salonoper-Pasticcio „Wertheriade“ in Hanau and Eisenstadt (Austria)
2015 – Ballet „Gradus ad Parnassum“ in Prinzregententheater in Munich.
2017 – Dance Theater Projekt „Kohlenpott-Memories“ in Dortmund and Munich.
2018 – choreography of „AIPassioni“ in Prinzregententheater in Munich.
2021 – choreography of “Masel Tov” in Munich.