Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Friend of Ilyas in Asel. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Friend of Ilyas in Asel. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As the Fool in Swan Lake. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As the Fool in Swan Lake. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Borracho in Love for Love. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Borracho in Love for Love. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Count Nurin in The Hussar Ballad. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.
As Count Nurin in The Hussar Ballad. Photo from the Bolshoi Theatre museum.

						

Biography

He was born in Moscow on May 31, 1947. In 1966 after graduation from the Moscow Choreographic School (now the Moscow State Choreographic Academy) he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.

His career once again confirmed the validity of an old theatrical aphorism — “there are no small parts, only small actors”. Vasily Vorokhobko was a permanent member of the Grigorovich “team”, a real master of cameo appearances with an outstanding acting talent. In 1988 he graduated from the choreography department of the Leningrad state conservatory n.a. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov.

In 1998 he finished dancing and started to work as a choreographer-repetiteur at the Bolshoi Theater.

Almost all ballet dancers rehearsed certain parts under his guidance.


Repertoire

Russian Doll, Devil (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

Puss-in-Boots (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich version)

Sancho Panza, jig (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by A. Gorsky)

Pan (Walpurgis Night. Ballet Divertissement from opera Faust by C. Gounod. Choreography L. Lavrovsky)

Mim ( Icarus by S. Slonimsky, V. Vasiliev production, the 1st version )

Jester (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky. Choreography by A. Gorsky, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, A. Messerer)

Jester (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov. In the version by Y. Grigorovich)

Bell ringers, clowns (Ivan the Terrible to music by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich) — was among creators of this ballet

Borracho (Love for Love. Music by Tikhon Khrennikov. Vera Boccadoro production. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing adaptation to the ballet) — creator of the role

Friends to Sergey (Angara by A. Eshpai, Y. Grigorovich production) — was among creators of this ballet

Satyrs ( Icarus by S. Slonimsky, V. Vasiliev production, the 2nd version) — was among creators of this ballet

General (Leutenant Kije to music by S. Prokofiev, choreography by A. Lapauri and O. Tarasova)

Gladiator (A. Khachaturian’s Spartacus, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich)

Marzellina (La Fille mal gardée by P. Hertel, choreography A. Gorsky)

Count Nurin (The Hussar Ballad. Music by Tikhon Khrennikov, production by D. Bryantzev)

Shamraev (The Seagull by R. Shchedrin, M. Plisetskaya production) — creator of the role

Moor (Petrushka, by I. Stravinsky choreography by M. Fokine)

Two drunk nepmen (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production) — was among creators of this ballet

Prince Lemon (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production)

He assisted Yurt Grigirovich while staging La Bayadère by L. Minkus (choreography by M. Petipa) in the new scenic version (1991).

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