Igor Zelensky (Rus Игорь Зеленский), former artistic director at The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre and Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet, became director at the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich 1. September 2016.
Igor Zelensky (also Igor Zelenski, Rus Игорь Зеленский) is a Russian ballet dancer. He was born in Labinsk. He was a principal at the Mariinsky Ballet from 1991 until 2013. He graduated from the Tbilisi School of Ballet (class of Vakhtang Chabukiani) and trained at the Vaganova academy (class of Gennady Selutsky). He was a principal for five years at the New York City Ballet. He has a wide repertoire including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Siegfried in Swan Lake. He has performed around the world, including with the Royal Ballet in London, at La Scala in Milan, at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and with the New York City Ballet. He has danced with many professional ballerinas during his career.