Ballet soloists / Principal Soloists

Eligijus Butkus


After graduating from the Vilnius Ballet School, he joined the Ballet Company of the LNOBT in 1999. He graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as a dancing actor. In 2002 the Chairman of Friends of Lithuanian Ballet Society in Australia, Jurgis Žalkauskas awarded him with the personal Prize. The following year he received the Konstantinas Stašys Prize. In 2004 he became a laureate of the “Operos Švyturiai“ Awards in the category of  the “Ballet Hope of the Year.“ In 2006 he was nominated for the "Golden Cross of the Stage" Award for his interpretation of Iago in "Desdemona", and in 2009 received the aforementioned award for the role of James in "La Sylphide". In 2010 he won the "Švyturiai" Award as the Male Ballet Soloist of the Year, for his roles of Nathanael in "Coppelia" and Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet". 

Repertoire includes:
Prince ("Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs“, "Cinderella“), 
Soloist of Russian Dance ("The Nutcracker“), 
Balthasar ("Romeo and Juliet“), 
Soloist ("Carmina burana“), 
Bluebird ("The Sleeping Beauty“), 
Teacher ("The Red Giselle“), 
Heir to the Throne ("Russian Hamlet“), 
Wilfrid ("Giselle“), 
Iago ("Desdemona“),
The Son ("The Prodigal Son“),
The Count ("The Blue Danube“), 
Nathanael ("Coppelia“), 
James, Gurn ("La Sylphide“), 
Tsar Ivan ("Firebird“),
Romeo ("Romeo and Juliet“),
Escamilio („Carmrn") etc. 



Romas Ceizaris

 

Romas Ceizaris graduated from the National M. K. Čiurlionis Scool of Arts Ballet Department in 2005. He became a soloist with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet theatre in 2004, when he was still a student. Mr. Ceizaris prepared main roles in such ballets as “The Sleeping Beauty” (Prince Desire), “Swan Lake” (Prince Siegfried, pas de trois), “La Bayadère” (Solor), “Romeo and Juliet” (Paris), “Peter Pan” (Shadow), “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (Dwarf), “Giselle” (Pas de deux) and others. He participated in a ballet competition “ARABESK 2006” in Perm (Russia) and became a finalist. Together with the LNOBT’s troupe he danced in Poland, Latvia and Spain. In 2009 R. Ceizaris was bestowed a “Švyturys” award as the Best Ballet Soloist of the Year.

Repertoire includes:

Prince Desire ("The Sleeping Beauty“)
Siegfried, Pas de trois ("Swan Lake“)
Solor ("La Bayadere“) 
Paris ("Romeo and Juliet“) 
Prince ("Cinderella“)
Cipollino ("Cipollino“)
Dwarf ("Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”) 
Pas de deux ("Giselle“)
James ("La Sylphide“)
Prince ("Nutcracker“),
Gorvenal ("Tristan and Isolde") etc. 

 

 



Inga Cibulskytė


In 2001 Inga Cibulskytė graduated from the Ballet Department of the M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, since that same year she has also been dancing with the Ballet Company of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2005 she graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as an Actor - Choreographer.

In 2004 she was awarded the Konstantinas Stašys prize, in 2006 she was bestowed the award of Jurgis Žalkauskas, president of the Association of Lithuanians living in Australia. In 2005 Ms. Cibulskytė won the "Švyturiai" Award as Ballet Hope of the Year, one year later - as Female Ballet Soloist of the Year.

Together with the LNOBT she has toured Spain, Italy, England, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, etc.

Repertoire includes:
Soloist ("Carmina Burana“)
Solo duets ("Evening of American Choreographers“)
Fairy ("A Midsummer Night's Dream“)
Amore, variation ("Don Quixote“)
A Friend, Wilis ("Giselle“)
White Kitten, Fairy of Joy, Princess Florine ("The Sleeping Beauty”)
Little Swan, pas de trois ("Swan Lake“)
Kiti ("Anna Karenina“)
Emilia ("Desdemona“)
Cinderella ("Cinderella“)
Snow White ("Show White and the Seven Dwarfs“)
Clara ("Coppelia“)
Natalie ("Russian Hamlet“)
Gamzatti ("La Bayadere“)
Marie ("Nutcracker“)
Juliet ("Romeo and Juliet“)
Anna ("The Blue Danube“),

Isolde ("Tristan and Isolde"),
Desdemona („Desdemona"),
Maria („Čiurlionis"),
Micaela („Carmen")  etc. 

  



Anastasija Čumakova

 

Anastasia Čumakova graduated from the Choreography School in Perm (Russia) and received a diploma cum laude in 1998. That same year she was accepted into the ballet troupe of the Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Chelyabinsk. In 2001 she received a diploma at the 1st International Contest for Young Ballet Artists in Kazan. She also worked at the Cairo National Opera in Egypt.

In 2003 she became a soloist with the Krasnoyarsk’s Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2004 she received 1st price at the Contest for Young Russian Ballet Dancers held in Krasnodar. Two years later she started working at the Theatre of Classical Choreography in Moscow, while in 2008 she became a soloist with the LNOBT. 

Ms. Čumakova performed in India, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Spain and elsewhere.

In 2009 she was bestowed a “Švyturys” Award as the Female Ballet Soloist of the Year.

Repertoire includes:
Bayadere, Gamzatti ("La Bayadere"), 
Marie ("Nutcracker“, 
Aurora ("The Sleeping Beauty)“, 
Silfidė ("La Sylphide"), 
Giselle ("Giselle"), 
Juliet ("Romeo and Juliet“), 
Clara ("Coppelia"), 
Odette and Odille ("Swan Lake“), 
Kitri ("Don Quixote"),
Osilde ("Tristan and Isolde")
Sofia („Čiurlionis")
Carmen („Carmen") etc. 



Nerijus Juška

 

Nerijus Juška was born in Telšiai on October 29, 1976. After graduating from the Vilnius M.K. Čiurlionis Art School in 1994 he became an appointed soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2000 he became a laureate at the International Ballet competition in Paris. The same year he received an award of Jurgis Žalkauskas, a chairman of an Australian Ballet Society. N.Juška is a winner of the "Opera Švyturiai" Awards in 2003 as the Male Ballet Soloist of the Year. He was awarded the Kristoforas prize by the Lithuanian Theatre Association and the prize by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture in 2002, for the role of Serzh Lifari in "Red Giselle". His later distinctions include the 1st prize at the international ballet competition in Kasolin (Poland) and special prizes at the international ballet competitions in Jurmala (Latvia) and Odesa (Ukraine).

He has toured with the Ballet company of the LNOBT to England, France, Egypt, USA, Greece, Germany, Poland, Holland, Check Republic, Denmark, Russia, Ukraina, Italy, Spain, Japan etc.

Individual tours: Latvia – ("Romeo and Juliet", "Red Giselle"), Russia (as a guest performer has performed in S. Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliet" in the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow).

Repertoire includes:
Soloist ("Dances of the Evening”), 
Prince ("Cinderella", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "Nutcracker"), 
Jeanne de Brienne ("Raymonda”), 
Romeo, Paris ("Romeo and Juliet"), 
Soloist ("Contrasts”), 
The Son ("The Prodigal Son”), 
Soloist ("Falling Leaves”), 
Soloist ("The Mysteries”), 
Pas de trois and Siegfried (Swan Lake"), 
John ("Zorba the Greek”), 
Little Cherry, Cactus ("Cipollino"), 
Marco ("Venecian Carnival”), 
Toreador ("Carmen"), 
Partner ("Russian Hamlet”), 
Heir to the Throne ("Russian Hamlet”), 
Soloist ("Carmina Burana"), 
Albert ("Giselle”), 
Basil ("Don Quixote”), 
Othello ("Desdemona”), 
Vronsky ("Anna Karenina”), 
Prince Desire and Bluebird ("The Sleeping Beauty”), 
Solor ("La Bayadere”), etc. 

 



Olga Konošenko

 

Olga Konošenko was born in Vilnius on January 1, 1978. After graduating from the Vilnius M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in 1996, she joined the Ballet Company of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2002 she won diploma and special prize for musicality at the Perm International Ballet Competition "Arabesk". The same year she received an award of Jurgis Žalkauskas, a chairman of an Australian Ballet Society and became a winner of the "Švyturiai" prize as the Ballet Hope of the Year, in 2010 and 2011 she became a winner of the "Švyturiai" prize as the Female Ballet Soloist of the Year.

She has toured with the Ballet company of the LNOBT to Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, USA, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Holland, Denmark etc.

 

Repertoire includes:
Raymonda ("Raymonda")
Egle("Eglė, the Queen of Grass-Snakes") 
Mari ("The Nutcracker") 
Odette and Odile ("Swan lake")
Ekaterina("Russian Hamlet")
Capuletti ("Romeo and Juliet")
The Queen of the Dryads, Grand Pas ("Don Quixote")
Magnolia ("Cipollino")
Lilac Fairy ("The Sleeping Beauty")
Snow White ("Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs")
Venus ("Walpurgis Night")
Cinderella ("Cinderella")
Soloist ("Acid city")
Soloist ("Carmina Burana")
Mirhta ("Giselle")
Lucia ("Venecian Masquerade")
Ipolitta and Titania ("A Midsummer Night’s Dream")
Ballerina (“Red Giselle”)
Olympia (“Coppelia”)
Sylphide (“La Sylphide”)
Gamzatti (“La Bayadere”),
Blanchefleur („Tristan and Isolde"),
Sofia, Bronislava („Čiurlionis"),
Carmen („Carmen") etc. 



Martynas Rimeikis


In 1999 Martynas Rimeikis graduated from the Ballet Department of the M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts and in that same year became a soloist with the Ballet Company of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2007 he won the "Švyturiai" Award as Ballet Hope of the Year, and in 2011 won the "Švyturiai" Award as the Male Ballet Soloist of the Year.

Mr. Rimeikis has toured the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, etc.

Repertoire includes:
Espada ("Don Quixote“), 
Yorgos ("Zorba the Greek“), 
Hilarion ("Giselle“), 
Chekist ("Red Giselle“), 
Othello ("Desdemona“),
Franz, the Count ("The Blue Danube“),
Žygimantas Augustas ("Barbora Radvilaitė“),
Prince Lemon ("Cipollino“),
Nathanael ("Coppelia“),
Gurn ("La Sylphide“),
King Mark, Rivalen („Tristan and Isolde") ,
Čiurlionis („Čiurlionis"),
Don Chose („Carmen") ir kt.etc. 



Genadij Žukovskij

 

In 2008 Genadij Žukovskij graduated from the Belarusian State Choreographic College (U. A. Azimov’s class) and started performing at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarusand also danced during the ballet festival in Kasan. He has been a soloist with the LNOBT since 2011.

 

G. Žukovskij performed in Egypt, Italy, Syria, Lebanon,South Korea, China, Cyprus and elsewhere. His roles include: Pas de trios (“Swan Lake”), Golden Idol (“La Bayadere”), Akteon (“La Esmeralda”), Lankendem (“La Corsaire”), Bluebird (“The Sleeping Beauty”), Pas de deux (“Giselle”), Count Cherry (“Cipollino”), Romeo (“Romeo and Juliet”), Prince (“The Nutcracker”), Tristan (“Tristan and Isolde”), Prince Siegfried („Swan Lake"), Prince Desire („Sleeping Beauty")  etc. 




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