Powerful, expressive, flawless
„When you are on stage you don't speak, you just move and express yourself through dance.“ - Oleg Ivenko
Oleg Ivenko is a dancer of enormous physical strength, glorious grand jetés, weightless jumps à la manege, flawless fouettés, expressive body language and captivating presence on stage. He surely was the best choice when it came to play the legendary Russian artist Nureyev in Ralph Fiennes' film "Nureyev –The White Crow". Oleg Ivenko's approach to the role of the probably most important male dancer of the last 100 years was not only convincing in terms of dance. In his first film part ever he also struck as an actor and almost looked like a doppelganger of Nureyev who introduced the athletic style of Soviet ballet to the West, emancipating the male dance in classical ballet and updating the entire genre to the 20th century.
Oleg Ivenko's repertoire includes roles such diverse as Basilio in "Don Quichotte" (Minkus), Solor in "La Bayadère" (Minkus) Prince Albrecht in "Giselle" (Adam), Colas in "La Fille mal gardée", the Prince in "The Nutcracker", the Bluebird in "Sleeping Beauty" (Tchaikovsky), Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" (Prokofiev), Ali in "Le Corsaire" (Albert) and Franz in "Coppélia" (Delibes). Ivenko is a regular guest of various Russian ballet companies. In addition, Ivenko is currently working with choreographers on innovative monodramas entirely based on his personality and fortes.
The principal dancer of the Tatar State Opera in Kazan joined the company in 2010 and was promoted to solo dancer, after only two years. In 2014 he received the Grand Prix of the Yuri Grigorovich "Young Ballet" International Competition in Sochi and the First Prize of the "Grand Prix of Siberia" International Ballet Competition in Krasnoyarsk. He was also awarded at the ballet competition "TanzOlymp" in Berlin (2011), at the dance competition "Arabesque" in Perm, (Russia, 2012) and the ninth edition of the "Korean International Ballet Competition" in Seoul (2016). In 2016 he toured six European countries together with the Ballet Kazan, making 64 stage appearances. Oleg Ivenko was born in Kharkiv (Ukraine), trained at the ballet school of his hometown and admitted at the ballet school in Minsk in 2006. Ivenko is committed on a voluntary basis to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS, Belarus) and is an ambassador of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
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