Russian Ballet Quiz: Trivia Questions and Answers

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Russian Ballet Quiz: Trivia Questions and Answers
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Russian ballet is a stage art that has become popular far beyond the borders of our country. It is something that we can rightfully be proud of. Today we offer you to test your knowledge of it.

The Russian Ballet Quiz consists of 14 trivia questions with answers. Can you answer each of them correctly?

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1. The first ballet school in Russia was opened by the French dancer and choreographer Jean-Baptiste Landé. In what year did this take place?

In 1734

2. Nikita Beketov, Peter Melissino, Peter Svistunov and Timothy Osterwald excelled in dancing during the reign of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna were ...

cadets of the Land Corps

3. Who is considered the first Russian ballet master?

Ivan Ivanovich Walberch

4. Under which choreographer did such Russian ballet stars as Maria Danilova, Evdokia Istomina, Anastasia Likhutina, Pyotr Didier, Nikolai Goltz, Ekaterina Teleshova, and Vera Zubova begin to shine?

Charles Didelot

5. On what days were ballets given at the Mariinsky Theater under Alexander III?

On Wednesdays and Sundays

6. What was the origin of the famous prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater Matilda Kshesinskaya?


7. This famous ballerina was the author of the book Fundamentals of Classical Dance, published in 1934. And developed her own system of classical dance, which to this day is an important part of the training of Russian ballet dancers.

Agrippina Vaganova

8. In 1783, by order of Catherine the Great, a new theater was founded, which is now one of the leading musical theaters in Russia and the world. It is ...

Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg

9. Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev organized the Russian Seasons in Paris and the Diaghilev Russian Ballet troupe. Was he himself a soloist of the ballet?


10. She was prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater from 1906-1913, and is considered one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Her choreographic miniature monologue, The Dying Swan, has become one of the benchmarks of the Russian ballet school.

Anna Pavlova

11. Arthur Saint-Léon staged several ballets based on Russian fairy tales, among which was the Tale of ...

Both answers are correct

12. Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Mariinsky Theater on January 3, 1890. The role of Prince Désiré in it was performed by ...

Pavel Gerdt

13. How many major fires that nearly destroyed the theater building have the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow survived?


14. Maya Plesetskaya chose the ballet Anna Karenina for her ballet directorial debut. And in the film of the same name directed by Alexander Zarkhi she played the role of ...

Betsy Tverskaya