Classical Ballet Masterclass with Ivan Putrov

Classical Ballet Masterclass

When: 17th April 2020

Where: Live streamed from Danceworks Studio 10

Time: 1:00-2:30 pm GMT

Level: All levels and ages welcome

All participants will receive a video at the end of the Masterclass to keep practicing


Ivan Putrov – Principal Dancer and Producer

Ivan Putrov was born in Kyiv, Ukraine to a ballet family. He trained at The Kyiv State Choreographic Institute and at the Royal Ballet School. Upon graduation Sir Anthony Dowell invited him to join the Company, where he became a Principal after three seasons. His repertory includes Principal roles in all the classics and ballets by MacMillan, Ashton, Balanchine, Fokine, Nijinsky, Bourne, Tetley, Cranko, Bournonville, Robbins, De Valois, Zamuel, Tudor, Goleizovsky, McGregor, Forsythe, Kylián, Maliphant, De Frutos, Petit, Duato and more. International appearances include leading roles with the National Ballet Companies of Cuba,  Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, England, Mexico, Georgia, Vienna Staatsoper, Asami Maki Ballet Theatre and with The Royal Ballet in many of the world’s most renowned theatres. Awards include Premier Prix at the Prix de Lausanne, Gold Medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the Nijinsky Festival, Critics’ Circle National Dance Award, Medal for Work and Achievement from the President of Ukraine and was made an Honorary Artist of Ukraine. 

He has worked with Mario Testino, Johnnie Shand-Kidd, Philip Haas, Nick Knight, Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood and the Pet Shop Boys on photographic, film and other creative projects. Ivan has performed at numerous special events and charities including at Buckingham Palace, the opening of Millennium Opera House, Cardiff and for the 101st birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother at the Royal Opera House. The Pet Shop Boys wrote The Most Incredible Thing for him which was first performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 2011 and was filmed by the BBC. In 2012 Ivan conceived and produced ‘Men in Motion’, an exploration of the changing role of the male dancer over the last century. It premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, in 2012 and has had three more successful runs in London as well as in Italy, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. In 2019 Ivan’s new project ‘Against the Stream’ dedicated to masters of ballet who have changed its history premiered at the London Coliseum to critical acclaim from the dance and national press.

Class description

This is an opportunity for dancer of all levels and abilities to take a classical ballet masterclass with the world renowned former Royal Ballet Principal Ivan Putrov.