"GZHEL" FOLK BALLET was founded in 1988 by the famous choreographer, People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Academician Vladimir Zakharov. Its official Russian name is Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance. Vladimir Zakharov was the first choreographer who created a collective image of the beauty of Russia.
The Theatre works in two styles: national-scenic dance and classic ballet. Each production is not just a dance but an exciting spectacle which brings together bright fragments of the traditions, crafts and lives of the people of Russia. The repertoire of the theatre is regularly updated with new productions, created by the chief choreographer of the theatre Valentina Slykhanova.
Concerts are held at the best concert scenes of Moscow, in the largest cities of Russia, in many Russian and international festivals and official events. Choreographed to the highest of standards by skilled choreographers, teachers and dancers, the production is fantastic in its complexity. The beauty and richness of the costumes and the creative approach to the design of each performance helps to transform the audience into dedicated fans of the theatre.