Jevgeni Grib

Our famous choreographer for Gala concert

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 principal dancer since 2020.

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.

Modigliani (Edur’s/Aints’ “Modigliani – the Cursed Artist”), A. Menshikov (Edur’s/Aints’ “Catherine I”), Peter I (Edur’s/Aints’ “Catherine I”), Alan (Meckler/Ochoa/Salem’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”), Hilarion (Adam’s“Giselle”), the Farmhand and the Devil (Tubin’s “The Goblin”), Prince (Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”), Puss in Boots (Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping
Beauty”), Pas de deux (“Le Corsaire” by Adam), Pepe (Kesler’s “The House of Bernarda Alba”), Hans (Kesler’s “Undine”), Grand pas de deux (Minkus’ “La Bayadère”), Gremin (Cranko’s “Onegin”), Rothbart and Spanish Dance (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”), Gangster (Upkin’s “Jazz Ballet Club”), Witch (Harangoz ́’s/Kocsak’s “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”), Doll-soldier and soloist of the “Chinese Dance” (“The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky), Nutcracker and Waltz of the Flowers soloist couple (“The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky), Cavalier (MacMillan’s “Manon”), soloist (Helimets’ “Time”), soloist couple in Edur’s “Silent Monologues”, Kesler’s “Othello” and “The Generous Tree”, Balanchine’s “Who Cares?”, MacMillan’s “Song of the Earth”, Harchenko’s Conversation with the Swan” and “Out of Opera”.
Title roles in “Onegin”, Serge Lifar in “Red Giselle”, Boy “Requiem” (B. Eifman choreography), leading role (Helimets’ “Thread”), Vronsky in “AnnaKarenina” (M.Kesler choreography), leading role (M. Murdma “Tchaikovsky”), brucaliffo “Alice in Wonderland ” G.Schiavoni

Choreographic Works:
"Bitter Earth", Max Richter 2015
"Fading in Time", Ludovico Eiunaudi 2016
"Reflection",C. Debussy 2016
"Sharps and Flats", Sasha Pushkin 2016
"Requiem", W. A. Mozart 2017
"Tango of 5", John Powell 2017
"Plea", Max Richter 2018
One act ballet "Keep a Light in the Window", 2018 Lepo Sumera, Artur Lemba, Sasha Pushkin
One act ballet "Picasso", Yann Tiersen, Sidney Bechet, Max Richter, G. Gershwin, S. Rachmaninov, C. Debussy 2019
One act ballet "Tango", A. Piazzolla, C. Gardel, H. Zimmer, Gotan Project,J.Powell, J.S. Bach 2019
"Chopin", F. Chopin 2020
One act ballet «Metamorphoses», J. Sibelius, A. Vivaldi, F. Chopin, L.
Beethowen, S.Bach, M.Richter, M. Adel 2021

Extra Experience: Participating in International Masterclasses in Prague 2012 Participating in Diana Vishneva CONTEXT dance festival, Moscow 2014

Special Achievements:
The Chrystal Shoe Award 2012
The Award of the Estonian Dancers’ Union 2013
The Annual Estonian Theatre Award 2018 (for roles of Alan in “A Streetcar
Named Desire” and Hilarion in Adam’s “Giselle”)
Ida Urbel Award for Talented Choreographer 2018
Scholarship from The Estonian National Culture Foundation 2018
The Annual Estonian Theatre Award 2019 (for one-act ballet «Keep a Light in
the Window»
Estonian National Opera Ballet Solist Colleague Award 2021

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