Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, in 2014 Mr. Lantratov created the role of Petruchio in John-Christophe Maillot’s Taming of the Shrew. In 2015, he was awarded The Golden Mask National Theatre prize in the The Best ballet male part category for his interpretation of the role of Petruccio.
In 2014, he was voted The Best Dancer of the Year by the Italian Danza & Danza magazine for his performance as Prince in Nutcracker (B. Stivenson’s production) with Estonian National Ballet on the company’s tour to Italy and for the performances as Solor and Onegin at the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2015, he was voted The Best Dancer of the Year by Tanz magazine.
Today Vladislav’s repertoire includes many key roles in classical ballets like Prince Siegfried in Swan lake, Albrecht in Giselle, Jean de Brienne in Raymonda and also roles in main Yuri Grigorovich`s ballets, in particular Tsar Ivan (Ivan the Terrible), Crassus (Spartacus), Boris (The Golden Age), Ferkhad (Legend about Love), and Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker).
Vladislav Lantratov participated in many international festivals and galas, including World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, The Russian Ballet Icons in London, “Mariinsky” festival and many other. He has also given master classes in various ballet schools in Japan and USA.
Vladislav has performed in the first Bolshoi casts of many ballets, including Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, George Balanchine’s Jewels (Emeralds; in 2016 he has performed Rubies), Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Lightfoot-Leon`s Short time together.
In 2013, he was chosen to be the first dancer to perform the role of Onegin at the Bolshoi Theater in John Cranko’s Onegin (with Olga Smirnova as Tatiana). In 2015, he performed this role with Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart (with Evgenia Obraztsova as Tatiana)
In 2012, he appeared in the “Bolshoi Ballet” TV show at the Russian national “Culture channel” with Olga Smirnova.
In 2011, Mr. Lantratov performed for the first time a number of leading roles, including Lucien in Leonid Desyatnikov`s Lost Illusions (choreography by Alexey Ratmansky), the Nutcracker Prince in Yuri Grigorovich’s Nutcracker, and Basilio in Don Quixote.
In 2009, Vladislav performed as the Ballet Dancer in Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream, as Evil Genius in Swan Lake and as Florent in La Esmeralda. The following year, he performed for the first time in Romeo and Juliet as Count Paris and appeared in performances of Sleeping Beauty as Prince Fortune and the Blue Bird. Same year he was awarded the youth grant by the independent Triumph award.
In 2006, Vladislav performed in the Grand Pas in Raymonda and danced in, Carmen Suite and the Nutcracker. In 2007, he was in the first cast of Leonid Desyatnikov`s Russian Seasons (choreography by Alexey Ratmansky) at the Bolshoi, performing as one of the Pair in Blue, and later one of the Pair in Yellow.
In 2006, after graduating from the Moscow Choreographic Academy, where he studied under Ilya Kuznetsov, Vladislav joined the Bolshoi Ballet. His teachers at the Bolshoi are Mikhail Lavrovsky and Valery Lagunov.
Vladislav Lantratov was born in Moscow to a family of ballet dancers. His parents Inna Leshchinskaya and Valery Lantratov were principals at the Stanislavsky ballet in Moscow.
(As of October 18th, 2017)
“Vladislav Lantratov, Basilio, looks nothing like anyone’s usual idea of a Bolshoi man… In performance, he has a kind of spontaneous naturalness and charming intelligence that make him unlike any Russian dancer I can remember, except perhaps Mikhail Baryshnikov… He has all the panache you could want here. The dark glint in his eye, the witty turn of his head, are matched by the unhesitating way he thrusts Ms. Alexandrova aloft and holds her, by her hip.”
“… among the most remarkable and intelligent performers in today’s Bolshoi. Mr. Lantratov emerged as a dance-actor of a new kind of subtly detailed naturalism in this year’s broadcast of Mr. Ratmansky’s three-act “Lost Illusions”…”