Andrey Kaydanovskiy

Andrey Kaydanovskiy was born in Moscow (Russia). After his education in Moscow, Stuttgart (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) he joined the ballett of the Vienna State Opera. His extensive repertoire includes various solo roles in classical and contemporary pieces. He has worked with numerous renowned choreographers. In 2009 he presented his first own choreography and during the next years several others followed. In April 2013 his first work for the Vienna State Ballet was Zeitverschwendung (Waste of Time). In October 2013 the first performance of The Ugly Duckling (ballet in one act) at the Volksoper Wien took place. Other projects followed: he was in charge of the complete opening of the "Life Ball 2014", involving artists from all genres and choreographed a piece for 5 dancers to Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus.
His piece Love Song, choreographed for the event "Young Choreographers ’14" at the Odeon Theater in Vienna was also presented in Slovakia, Germany and was staged for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. On February 27, 2016 his piece Tea or Coffee successfully premiered at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow and led to a closer collaboration with the theatre where he later created Pajama Party, sharing the evening with works of Balanchine and Kylián, and Birthday Waltz for the 100-Year-Anniversary of the theatre.
He created two works for Bundesjugendballett (Hamburg), Igor Stravinsky´s Firebird for the Vienna State Ballett, Perfect Example for the Czech National Ballet and Solo for Sergei Polunin at the Origen Festival in Switzerland. Fable, which premiered in March 2018 at Taganka Theatre in Moscow, was his first full-length piece as stage director and choreographer for actors in a Drama Theatre. For the TV broadcast of the New Years Concert 2019 of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which was broadcast in almost 100 countries worldwide, he choreographed Künstlerleben Waltz and Pazman-Csárdás by Johann Strauss II with the Vienna State Ballet.
He received the Special Prize as "Best Dance Theatre Performer and Choreographer" at the International Dance Festival TANZOLYMP in Berlin, is awarded with the "German Dance Award 2016" in the category "future" and was nominated for two categories for "The Golden Mask" in Russia.
In 2017, Andrey Kaydanovskiy collaborated with the Bayerisches Staatsballett for the first time for Discovery as part of Ballet Evening - Young Choreographers. In June 2019, his creation Cecil Hotel in A Jour - Contemporary Choreographies followed. For the Fester Samstag-series, created during the theater's Corona-related closure, he created the work petit pas, which humorously drew parallels between the first day of the theater's closure and Marius Petipa's birthday, both of which fell on March 11. Kaydanovskiy's first full-length work for the Bayerisches Staatsballett, The Blizzard, followed in April 2021.
Information as of May 2021