Grand Kyiv Ballet’s Enchanting Debut in Seattle: A Magical Snow White Premiere

From War-torn Ukraine to Seattle's Stage: Kateryna Kukhar and Oleksandr Stoianov Illuminate the Paramount with Ballet Magic

by Ballet Magazine
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The world of ballet is about to witness a spectacular event as the renowned Grand Kyiv Ballet makes its debut in Seattle. This captivating premiere brings the enchanting tales of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life, showcasing the extraordinary talent and resilience of the Ukrainian ballet scene.

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A Magical Premiere in Seattle. Grand Kyiv Ballet Takes Center Stage at Paramount Theatre

After years of global touring, the Grand Kyiv Ballet has chosen Seattle for its inaugural performance in the United States. Since its formation in 2014 by Oleksandr Stoianov, the company has earned international acclaim for its mesmerizing interpretations of classic ballets. Now, the spotlight is on Seattle, where the Paramount Theatre will host the magical production of Snow White from December 20 to 23, 2023.


From Kyiv to Seattle: A Ballet’s Noble Purpose. Supporting the Renovation of Kyiv State Choreographic College

The Grand Kyiv Ballet’s journey goes beyond the stage, carrying a noble purpose. In the midst of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the company has dedicated the proceeds from the Snow White production to the rebuilding of the Kyiv State Choreographic College. This institution, a cornerstone of Ukrainian culture, has nurtured generations of exceptionally talented dancers, and this tour serves as a testament to the resilience and strength of the Ukrainian people.

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Kateryna Kukhar and Oleksandr Stoianov: A Tale of Resilience. From War-Torn Ukraine to Seattle’s Ballet Spotlight

At the heart of the Grand Kyiv Ballet are Kateryna Kukhar and Oleksandr Stoianov, two remarkable individuals whose stories resonate on and off the stage. Kateryna, a distinguished artist and People’s Artist of Ukraine, has had an illustrious career at the renowned National Opera of Ukraine. Her versatility and exceptional technique have garnered international acclaim, captivating audiences with performances that resonate on a profound emotional level.

Oleksandr Stoianov, the Principal Dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, serves as the Artistic Director of the “Grand Kyiv Ballet.” In 2014, amidst the turmoil of war in Ukraine, Stoianov formed the company with the vision of reigniting the Ukrainian ballet scene. Despite the challenges posed by the conflict, Stoianov and his fellow artists remain committed to their art, bringing the beauty of Ukrainian ballet to audiences worldwide.

The couple, now calling Seattle their temporary home, undertook extraordinary efforts to ensure their children’s safety during the conflict. With the assistance of friends, they tirelessly worked to evacuate their children from Ukraine. Regrettably, not all their relatives could be relocated to a fully secure location, as Kateryna’s parents bravely chose to remain in Kyiv, demonstrating unwavering strength in the face of adversity.

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Dive into the Ballet Magic. An Opportunity to Support and Be Enchanted

Don’t miss the chance to witness the magic unfold on stage as the Grand Kyiv Ballet brings Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life. Join us at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle from December 20 to 23, 2023, for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the fusion of master storytelling and pure artistry, all while supporting a noble cause.

This December, make your holidays truly magical by attending the Grand Kyiv Ballet’s Snow White at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are now available, offering you the chance to witness the grace and talent of ballet stars Kateryna Kukhar and Oleksandr Stoianov. Click the “Get Tickets” link and be part of this extraordinary journey from Kyiv to Seattle.


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