Jevgeni Grib

(principal dancer)

EDUCATION AND WORK
Jevgeni Grib graduated from Tallinn private ballet school “Fouette” (2001) and Tallinn Ballet School (2010). He is the member of the Estonian National Ballet since the same year, a demi-soloist since 2014 and a soloist since 2018. In 2013–14, he was a soloist with the Eifman Ballet in St. Petersburg and since 2014, he is a guest soloist with the same theatre.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In 2012 he won the Chrystal Shoe Award, in 2013 he won the award of the Estonian Dancers’ Union, in 2018 the Annual Estonian Theatre Award for his roles of Alan in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and Hilarion in Adam’s “Giselle” and in 2019 the Annual Estonian Theatre Award for the short ballet “Keep a Light in the Window”.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT IN BALLET
“Winning the Annual Estonian Theatre Award in two consecutive years: 2018 as a dancer and 2019 as a choreographer.”

REPERTOIRE
Modigliani (Edur’s/Aints’ “Modigliani – the Cursed Artist”)
Alan (Meckler/Ochoa/Salem’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”)
Hilarion (Adam’s “Giselle”) 
Tybalt (Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”)
The Farmhand and the Devil (Tubin’s “The Goblin”)
Puss in Boots (Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”)
Rothbart and Spanish Dance (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)
Witch (Harangoz´’s/Kocsak’s “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”)
Doll-soldier and soloist of the “Chinese Dance”, “Arabian Dance” and “Waltz of the Flowers” (“The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky)
Peter I and Alexandr Menshikov (Edur’s/Aints’ “Catherine I”)
Prince (Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”)
Pas de deux (“Le Corsaire” by Adam)
Hans (Kesler’s “Undine”)
Grand pas de deux (Minkus’ “La Bayadère”)
Gremin (Cranko’s “Onegin”)
Gangster (Upkin’s “Jazz Ballet Club”)
Cavalier (MacMillan’s “Manon”)
Margus (Kesler’s “Werewolf”)
Death (Kask/Steiner/Mölder’s “Louis XIV – the Sun King”)

Soloist roles:
Balanchine’s/Murdmaa’s “Tchaikovsky’s Masterpieces”
Grib’s “Keep a Light in the Window”
Helimets’ “Time”
Edur’s “Silent Monologues”
Kesler’s “Othello” 
Kesler’s “The Generous Tree”
Balanchine’s “Who Cares?”
MacMillan’s “Song of the Earth”
Harchenko’s “Conversation with the Swan” 
Harchenko’s “Out of Opera”

In the Eifman Ballet (chor: Boris Eifman):
Onegin “Onegin”
Serge Lifar in “Red Giselle”
Boy “Requiem”

WORK AS A CHOREOGRAPHER AND STAGE DIRECTOR
 Duet “Sharps and Flats” to the music of Sasha Pushkin (2016)
Short ballet “Keep a Light in the Window” to the music of Artur Lemba, Lepo Sumera, Sasha Pushkin (2018) 
“Youth Has No Age” to the music of Tiersen, Bechet, Richter, Gershwin, Rachhmaninoff, Debussy (2019) 
“Tango” to the music of Powell, Gardel, Zimmer, Piazzolla, Gotan Project, J. S. Bach (2020)