Valentin Olovyannikov


Born in Russia, Valentin Olovyannikov trained there before, at the 2000 Prix de Lausanne, being awarded a two-year scholarship with English National Ballet School. While a student, he danced in many productions and galas in the UK, Italy and Russia, performed with the State Ballet company in Russia, and danced with ENB in The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2002; Soloist 2016.

Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Thomas) Façade (Dago,'Foxtrot') and Enigma Variations (A.J. Jaeger)
George Balanchine:Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Morosine)
David Bintley: Beauty and the Beast (Bailif, Woodsman) , Prince of the Pagodas (Deep Sea Creatures, Emperor), The King Dances (La Valeur), Arthur, Aladdin (Sultan), Cyrano (De Guiche, Montfleury), The Shakespeare Suite (Richard III), Hobson's Choice (Albert
Prosser), E=mc2('Mass'), Cinderella (Major Domo), Four Scottish Dances
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (title role, Il Dottore)
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Hommage à S. Pickwick esq.' 'Les Feuilles mortes,' 'Des Pas sur la neige'), The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio), Card Game, The Lady and the Fool
Mikhail Fokine: The Firebird (Kostcheï) and Petrushka (The Showman)
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (George Bernard Shaw)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt, Mandolin Dance lead), Elite Syncopations ('Hothouse Rag'), Solitaire (pas de deux)
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Black Knight)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Drosselmeyer, King Rat, Winds, 'Spanish Dance'), Coppélia (Dr Coppélius, 'Call to Arms') and Swan Lake (Baron von Rothbart)

David Bintley: Cyrano (Valvert), The Tempest (Stefano)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (Il Dottore)