Jevgeni Neff

Jevgeni Neff is a Ballet Master at the Universal Ballet Company in Seoul and an Honored Artist of Russia

Work Experience:

1974-1979 Estonia State Opera and Ballet Company - Soloist Dancer
1979-1980 Perm Opera and Ballet Company - Principal Dancer
1980-1998 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Company - Principal Dancer and Teacher
1998-present Ballet Master, Universal Ballet Company, Seoul

Lead roles in: Paquita, Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Swan Lake (Rothbart & Prince Siegfried), Giselle (Albrecht), Coppelia (Franz), Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire), La Sylphide (James), Le Corsaire (Conrad), La Bayadere, Act III (Solor); La Fille Mal Gardee (Colin), Orpheus, Nutcracker (Prince), Cinderella (Prince), Les Sylphides (Poet), Scotch Symphony

Performed with many leading ballerinas, including Gabriela Komleva, Alla Sizova, Galina Mazentseva, Olga Chenchikova, Lubov Kunakova, Altynai Asylmuratova, Zhanna Ayupova, Julia Makhalina, Margarita Kullik, Ulyana Lopatkina

Worked with many well-known choreographers, including: Yury Grigorovich, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Oleg Vinogradov, Boris Eifman, Ksian Goleizovsky, Mai Murdmaa, Dmitry Bryantsev, Konstantin Sergeev

Work as a Ballet Master and Coach includes:
Teaching Company Class
Staging and directing rehearsals from company repertory, including Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Rome & Juliet (Prokofiev / Vinogradov), Don Quixote, Giselle, Shim Chung (Pickard / Dellas), The Love of Chunghyang (Pickard / Yoo, Bae), Na Floresta (Duato), All Shall Be (Spoerli), Requiem (Commelin), La Sonnambula (Balanchine), Harlequinade (Vaganova), Onegin (Cranko)

Education
Completed Advanced Teacher's Training courses at the Vaganova Ballet Academy
Trained as Professional Teacher of Classical and Character Dance in the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as Choreography training program and Dance Heritage course (renewal and restoration of the classical ballet)
Studied the Checcetti Method

As a dancer, performed 43 major roles in full length ballets, short classical works and pas de deux.
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