The Academy was founded in 1738 as a ballet school.
Centuries later, in 1957 the school (then Leningrad Choreography School) was named after the prominent ballerina and splendid teacher Agrippina Vaganova to get the status of Academy only in the early 1990s.
Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre (St.-Petersburg) Theatre, dearly referred to as Mariinka, got its name after the Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna and has always been the grandest and the most Western (synonymous to artistically advanced in this case) theatre of Russia.
In Soviet times (from 1934 to 1992)it was known as Leningrad State Kirov Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Saratov Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Saratov) Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the oldest ballets in Russia.
Along with drama spectacle you can see here ballet productions with the stars of Russian choreography.
Ruzimatov, as well as chamber music concerts and opera nights.
Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet names of the oldest Russian ballet school are known all over the world: Mikhail Fokin, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Vatslav Nizhinsky, etc.
The repertoire of the Kremlin ballet includes both spectacle staged by outstanding ballet masters of the past, such as M. As for the Hermitage Theatre itself it is one of the best chamber theatres of the world.
Nowadays it gives ballet performances featuring such ballet stars as Yulia Makhalina, F.