Morihiro Iwata resigned as Artistic Director of the Ballet Company of Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theater
The Artistic Director of the ballet company of the Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A.S. Pushkin, Morihiro Iwata, who had been working there since 2019, resigned for family reasons. He needs to be in Japan now.
In 1996-2012, Morihiro Iwata (Japan) was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, then led a theatre company of the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theater in Ulan-Ude, and in August 2019 he was appointed the Artistic Director of the ballet company of the Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theater. He is a laureate of many Russian and international competitions, including the First prize and the gold medal of the International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers in Moscow (1995). In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Friendship (Russia) for his great contribution to the development of Russian-Japanese cultural relations and the popularization of Russian art.
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