Died ballet master Vladimir Vasilev

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in potomacfever Vasilev. Archival photoDied ballet master Vladimir Vasilev© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Choreographer, chief choreographer of the State academic theatre of classical ballet Vladimir Vasilev has died on the 87th year of life. This was reported by RIA Novosti in the press service of the theater.

«An outstanding choreographer, chief choreographer of the theater, people’s artist of Russia, laureate of the State prize of the USSR Vladimir Vasilev Udich,» — said the press service.

Farewell to the choreographer will be held on Saturday at 11:00 in the atrium of the Bolshoi theatre, will be buried at Zelenkovskaya cemetery in the Moscow region.

Vladimir Vasilev was born in 1931 in Moscow in a family of doctors, in 1943, entered the ballet school of the Bolshoi theatre, six years later became his artist. Along with his wife, Natalia Kasatkina put on the stage of the Bolshoi theatre ballet «Vanina vanini», «Heroic poem», «the rite of Spring», «Tristan and Isolde» and others.

In 1977 Vasilev and his wife led the ensemble «Young ballet» (since 1992 — the State Academic Theatre of Classical Ballet), which he had directed.