Master Teacher from John Cranko School and Stuttgart Ballet
Dimitri Magitov was born in Kiev, Russia. First he was trained at a ballet school in Kiev and then went to the Ballet Academy in Moscow, where he graduated in 1992. From 1992 to 1995 he had his first engagement with the Moscow State Theatre. From 1995 to 1996 he danced in the Bielefeld Theatre. In 1996/97 Dimitri Magitov joined the Stuttgart Ballet’s corps de ballet. His promotion to Demi Soloist followed in 2004/05.
With the Stuttgart Ballet Dimitri Magitov has danced numerous solo roles, amongst them Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet (both: John Cranko), Rodrigo in Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy, Coppelius in The Sandman (both: Christian Spuck) as well as Polonius in Hamlet (Kevin O’Day). Furthermore he has danced a Vision in Poème de l’Extase, a companion of the Prince and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake (both: John Cranko), the Prince of the East, the Prince of the South and a Cavalier in The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa), the Duke in The Lady of the Camellias, one of the five soldiers in Othello (both: John Neumeier) as well as one of James’ friends in La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville).
Additionally, Dimitri Magitov performed solo roles in Monotones (Sir Frederick Ashton), The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine), in the coproduction of the Stuttgart Ballet and the State Opera Stuttgart, Orphée et Euridice (Christian Spuck), Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart), Voluntaries (Glen Tetley), Kleines Requiem (Hans van Manen), Stepping Stones (Jiří Kylián), Avatar (Matjash Mrozewski), Metaforen (Hans van Manen), Bravo Charlie (Marco Goecke) and in further ballets by George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, Jean Christophe Blavier, Itzik Galili, Kenneth MacMillan, Kevin O’Day, Jerome Robbins, Uwe Scholz, Marco Goecke and Christian Spuck.
Christian Spuck created the role of Pope Clemens VIII in La Peau Blanche for him as well as one of “Suite de l’Amour” in Orphée et Euridice, a coproduction of the Stuttgart Ballet and the State Opera Stuttgart. Mauro Bigonzetti created the role of the Impresario in his Ballet I Fratelli – The Brothers for him.
In 2010 he became the teachers of the John Cranko Schule, State Ballet Academy / Vocational School.