Alexandre Stepkine

alexandre-stepkineClassical dance teacher

Alexandre Stepkine was born in Saratov (Russia) and graduated in 1976 from the School of choreography, ballet and character. In 1977 he was primo ballerino of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Saratov, where he performed the main roles of the classical and modern repertoire. From 1983 to 1988 he was the soloist of St. Petersburg’s Kirov Theatre, where he worked with noteworthy choreographers such as A. Messerer and V. Vassilev and partnered with famous dancers such as I. Kolpakova and A. Asylmuratova. From 1988 to 1992 he was the soloist for Béjart Ballet Lausanne, where he interpreted many principal roles in the most famous choreographies of the master. In 1998 he was elected choreographer and responsible for Piccoli Danzatori of Teatro Massimo di Palermo. He also worked with the director Jérome Savary by curating in 2002 the choreographies for Rossini’s “Cinderella”, which was performed at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Real in Madrid and Opéra Garnier in Paris. In 2003, once again with Savary, he choreographed the reinterpretation of the performance “La sempre Bella e la piccola bestia”, which was performed first in Vevey, Switzerland, and later at the Opéra Comique in Paris. In 2004 Carla Fracci elected him Maître de Ballet of Teatro dell’Opera Di Roma. In 2006 his choreography named “Butterfly” was performed by the étoile Ilse Liepa on the stage of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. In 2007 he was Maître de Ballet of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Since 2012 he has been working a classical dance teacher for the School of Balletto di Roma managed by Paola Jorio.