Konstantin Keykhel

Konstantin is a renowned choreographer from Russia. He has studied with Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, Forsythe etc. He has created a special staging for Diana Vishneva.

Graduate: Choreography Department of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Masters Program (July 2013) Undergraduate: Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, B. A. (2010)


Trained in jazz, modern, and contemporary dance

Courses, seminars, and master classes:

  • Repertoire of Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, and Crystal Pite under Medhi Walerski and Jiří Pokorný (Nederlands Dans Theater)
  • Forsythe improvisation technique, dance composition, and repertoire under Tilman O’Donnell (Forsythe Company)
  • Improvisation technique and repertoire of Batsheva Dance Company under Adi Salant (Batsheva Dance Company)
  • Master class with Eldad ben Sasson and Erez Zohar (Batsheva Dance Company). Course in contemporary dance under Marina Mascarell and Pedro Goucha Gomez (Nederlands Dans Theater)
  • Mediterraneo Dance Festival (Italy, 2012)
  • Master classes in ballet, improvisation, and repertoire of Mats Ek with dancers of the Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm, 2011)
  • Gaga technique and repertoire of Ohad Naharin with Bossmat Nossan (Moscow, 2011)
  • Master class with Radu Poklitaru at Arabesque (Perm, 2010)
Do not look in the mirror, better look into yourself! With him you forget about time and just diving into his choreography.

Performance Experience

Performed in contemporary dance festivals in Russia, South Korea, England, Italy, Lithuania, and Poland.

Dancer with “Provincial Dances” theater in Yekaterinburg, Russia (2005-2006)

Founder of, choreographer for, and dancer with St. Petersburg-based Aqueduct. Contemporary Dance Company (2012 - present)

Choreographic Works

Aqueduct Contemporary Dance Company:

  1. “The Exhibition” (premiered December 2013 at “Context. Diana Vishneva”)
  2. “Homo Ludens” (premiered November 2012)
  3. “Fragile Boundary” (premiered April 2012)

Awards and Honors

Russian Open Ballet Competition «Arabesque - 2016» 1st prize for best choreography, DECISION OF THE COMPETITION PRESS JURY for the best choreography, DECISION OF UNION OF RUSSIAN THEATRE WORKERS Best choreography

Konstantin Keikhel (Russia, St.-Petersburg) for pieces "Gone" and "Dreamspace". (April - 2016)

 Member of jury at IFMC-2015 in Belarus (November 2015) Prize for best choreographic work in All-Russia Competition of Dancers and Choreographers; nomination in modern and contemporary dance in operatic and balletic theater (December 2015)

Choreographic commission for Codarts Rotterdam awarded as special prize at “Context: Diana Vishneva” (December 2013)

Second place in International Festival of Modern Choreography competition in Vitebsk; Yevgeny Panfilov Prize for best choreographer (2012)

First place in Second All-Russia 21st-Century Ballet Forum competition (2012)

Third place in “Alternative 2011” competition in St. Petersburg for performance of choreography (2011)

First place in “Inspiration 21” competition in Kaliningrad for best choreography (2010)

Second place in “Alternative 2010” competition in St. Petersburg for performance of choreography (2010)

First place in “Solo Dance” competition in Chelyabinsk; nomination in contemporary dance (2007)


Instructor at Dance Academy of Boris Eifman – teaching, curriculum design, and choreography (Fall 2013 – present)

Instructor at Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov Children’s School of the Arts, St. Petersburg – contemporary and jazz dance (2012 – present)

Regularly conducts master classes throughout Russia and the Baltic region as well as certification courses for students and faculty at Russian educational institutions.

Collaborates with ByeBye Ballet and Dance Academy Russia dance centers in St. Petersburg

Further teaching:

Undergraduate class on choreography at Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (2013 - 2014)

Contemporary dance, “Kannon Dance” studio, St. Petersburg (2010-2013)

Contemporary and jazz dance, Herzen University, St. Petersburg (2010-2012)

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