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Barcelona IBM Faculty 2020

Natalia Hoffmann-Sitnikova

After graduating from the Perm Ballet Academy in 1985, she joined the Perm Ballet Theatre (Russia) and became a Principal shortly after. In 1992, Natalia joined the Bonn Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Principal under the direction of Valery Panov. In 1997, she joined the Het National Ballet in Amsterdam. Since 2012, Natalia is Ballet Professor at the Ballet Academy University of Music and Performing Art Munich and international guest teacher.

Grigory Chicherin
The Vaganova Ballet Academy, grauduate 1989. 2004 – 2008 The pedagogical department at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, where he received his degree in Art of Ballet, Ballet Pedagogy. Engagements: 1989 – 1994 The Kirov Ballet; 1994 - 2005 Het National Ballet. Mr. Chicherin danced soloist roles in numerous ballets of the classical and the modern repertoire. In 2001 Mr. Chicherin joined the faculty of the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and was promoted to senior docent in 2011. Since 2009 he has also been a guest teacher of the Marinsky Ballet and the International Mariinsky Ballet Festival, which gathers the world’s greatest dancers to St. Petersburg every spring. In 2013 he was the lecturer of the extensive professional teachers’ course organized by the National Ballet Academy and the Dutch National Ballet. Grigory has been invited to teach in the Ballettschule Theater Basel, the Ballett-Akademie of the University of Music and performing Arts Munich, various international galas, Youth American Grand Prix, Summer Stages Andrey Klemm, ‘Je monte sur Scene’ in Toulouse and ‘Intensive Ballet MasterClass’ in Brussels.  

Daria Makhateli

Graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005 (class of Prof. Tatiana Udalenkova), she joined the Mariinsky Theatre the same year. Daria Makhateli performed with Mariinsky Theatre Principal roles on Mariinsky Stage, as well as on Stages of the top and prestiges theatres worldwide on tours with Mariinsky  and as a guest; UK, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore among other places. In 2014 Daria Makhateli was invited by Kenneth Greve to join Finnish National Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Daria Makhateli is a recipient of the “Golden Sofit” award for the best female role in the ballet “Meek One” choreographed by Donvena Pandoursky (2007). Daria was invited guest ballerina of Asami Maki Ballet in Tokyo, Japan.  

David Makhateli

Graduate of the Tbilisi State Choreographic Institute and the Royal Ballet Upper School. Former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. Mr. Makhateli has performed allover the world including Russia, Japan, throughout in Europe, United States, Brazil, Cuba, China, Korea, Panama, Georgia and in United Kingdom for her Royal Highness the Queen and the Royal family.  David Makhateli is invited guest teacher of Het National Ballet and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux. In 2015 he was invited to choreograph The Nutcracker in Panama. Mr. Makhateli is Founder and Artistic Director of "GRAND AUDITION", Jury member of YAGP competition and founder and Director of the D&D Art Productions.