The United Ukrainian Ballet : GiselleThe United Ukrainian Ballet : Giselle


Performed by The United Ukrainian Ballet
13 Sep–17 Sep 2022

Love, betrayal, death, mercy: The United Ukrainian Ballet, comprising some sixty dancers in exile, stage one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire in a powerful new interpretation by world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.

Featuring guest performances from Alina Cojocaru and Katja Khaniukova*, and under the baton of Viktor Oliynyk, conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine, this is a unique opportunity to see a powerful and moving interpretation of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, with a company of world-class artists united by the tragedy of war and an ardent hope for the future.

All ticket profits will go to the DEC Ukraine Appeal and The United Ukrainian Ballet Foundation.

A new interpretation specially created for the company by Alexei Ratmansky with the English National Opera Orchestra. 

Costumes and sets designed by Hayden Griffin, generously loaned by the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

*Guest performances by Katja Khaniukova (13, 15 September) and Alina Cojocaru (14, 16 September.)

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5 Evening Performances
2 Matinee Performances
Running Time
Tickets available from £10 plus booking fee

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or
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The Company

Creative Team
Alexei Ratmansky
Viktor Oliynyk
Hayden Griffin
Costume and Set Design
Igone de Jongh
Artistic Director United Ukrainian Ballet
Alina Cojocaru
Giselle (14, 16 September)
Christine Shevchenko
Giselle (17 September)
Myrtha (13, 15 September)
Elizaveta Gogidze
Giselle (15, 17 September)
Katja Khaniukova
Giselle (13, 15 September)
Alexander Trusch
Albrecht (14, 16 September)
Oleksii Kniazkov
Albrecht (17 September)
Oleksii Tiutiunnyk
Albrecht (15, 17 September)
Stasnislav Olshanskyi
Albrecht (13, 15 September)
Danylo Butenko
Hilarion (14, 17 September)
Marat Ragimov
Hilarion (17 September)
Sergii Kliachin
Hilarion (13, 15 September)
Viktor Lytvynenko
Wilfried (13, 14, 15, 16, 17 September)
Daria Manoilo
Peasant pas (15, 17 September)
Zulma (13, 14, 15, 16 17 September)
Maksym Bilokrynytskyi
Peasant pas (15, 17 September)
Maria Shupilova
Peasant pas (14, 16 September)
Nikita Hodyna
Peasant pas (13, 15, 17 September)
Veronika Hordina
Peasant pas (13, 15, 17 September)
Moyna (14, 15, 16, 17)
Vladyslav Bondar
Peasant pas (14, 16 September)
Vladyslava Kovalenko
Myrtha (14, 15 September)
Moyna (13, 14, 16, 17 September)

Your Visit

London Coliseum,
St Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES
Box Office: 020 7845 9300
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Box office hours
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London Coliseum has the following dedicated spaces and provisions for wheelchair users:

  • two wheelchair spaces in the stalls, two wheelchair spaces in the dress circle and four wheelchair space in the stalls boxes
  • transfer seats for those who are able to transfer out of their wheelchairs – four in the dress circle and six in the balcony
  • adapted unisex toilets on four out of five levels of the London Coliseum: basement, stalls, dress circle and balcony
  • two lifts – including one in the main foyer – which provide access to most levels of the auditorium and to all bars and restaurants

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Sights and Sounds

Meet the dancers
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