Radu Poklitaru

Principal Ballet Master

Academic theatre "KYIV MODERN-BALLET"

Producer, Ukraine's Honoured Art Worker, Laureate of Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine, Honored Art Worker of Ukraine, People's Artist of Moldova, laureate of international competitions



"Let's found a theatre!" These exact words of the philanthropist Volodymyr Filippov, said in 2005, became the seed from which "Kyiv Modern-Ballet" Theatre actually grew. I was 33 years old, worked ballet performances in different theatres but is was an offer one simply could not reject!"



Radu Poklitaru

Ukraine's Honoured Art Worker

Radu Poklitaru, was born in Kishinev to the family of ballet dancers.

He graduated from the State Choreographic School in Perm (1991) and Belorussian State Academy of Music, majoring as choreographer (ballet master) under Professor Valentin Yelizaryev, People's Artist of the USSR (1999).

In 1991 - 2001 was a ballet dancer of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre in the Belorussia Republic.

In 2001 - 2002 was the head choreographer of the National Opera in Moldova.

Academic theatre "KYIV MODERN-BALLET"

In 2006, on the initiative and financial support of the Ukrainian philanthropist
V. Philippova Radu Poklitaru created his own author's theater - "Kyiv Modern Ballet"

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"I am happy to heve my own creative home. I am grateful tu fate that I have a familily. The artists are my family - thanks to them my secret thoughts reach the heart of the viewer in a desperately bright and shamelessly talented way. My family consists of people who are daily working in the complex mechanism of the modern theatre - sincerely and without any visibility."

Radu Poklitaru

Ukraine's Honoured Art Worker


In 2012 - 2013 Radu Poklitaru was the creative director of the Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Young People in Kiev.

In 2014 Radu Poklitaru was invited as a choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi. For the opening ceremony he produced a mini-ballet "Natasha Rostova's First Ball" to the music of several composers, with present and past stars of Bolshoi Theatre taking part - Svetlana Zakharova, Vladimir Vassilyev, Ivan Vassilyev and Alexander Petukhov among them.

In 2016 Radu Poklitaru received Shevchenko National Prize in the "Performing Arts" nomination - the highest state prize of Ukraine for works of culture and arts.

September, 2016 - received the rank of "People's Artist of Moldova".

August, 2017 - received the rank of "Honored Art Worker of Ukraine"

2018 - Principal Ballet Master of the Academic Theater "Kyiv Modern-Ballet".

March 24, 2018 - winner of 22 national prizes "Man of the Year-2017" in the nomination "The Artist of the Year".

The choreographer is currently the author of more than forty one-act and full-length performances staged on various stages: Moldova, Latvia, Czech Republic, Serbia and Ukraine, among others.

Radu Poklitaru's ballet productions were presented at international musical festivals and tours in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, the United States, Japan, China, Poland, Estonia, Thailand, Spain and other countries.

Each of Radu Poklitaru's projects is a challenging experiment and a daring quest that unveils the complex world of human personality and attracts with its unconventional reading of world-known theatrical plots, as well as its renewing and enriching form and vocabulary of modern dancing.



"Carmen.TV" is the first production of the «KYIV MODERN-BALLET» Theatre. Why, actually, Carmen? The history of the European theatre does not know many mythologemes as popular as this one. Mérimée, who wrote the short novel about a Seville gypsy, could hardly ever realize that in the 21st century there would be a human being in the whole Western cultural world, who has never heard of Carmen. Georges Bizet in his immortal opera tremendously romanticized her image - Mérimée's gypsy is in fact a lot simpler and more prosaic.

Besides the tough story by Prosper Mérimée, Georges Bizet's music made the basis of our production. One of the leading characters of the ballet is Michaela, who lost the status of Jose's fiancée, but who became the moving force of the stage action. Her presence on the stage gives the explanation for the two letters "TV" in the title of the play and its format - the two-episode ballet. The words I have put into Michaela's mouth are the only fragment I found appropriate to fit in the leaflet of the play: "When there is nobody beside, love overwhelms me and makes me see, desire, and kill the non-existing characters of the never-filmed movies. The screen flicker talks to me in the language of passion. Am I lonely?... No!"

Radu Poklitaru

Ukraine's Honoured Art Worker