ITA ON TOUR sbarca in Germania nell’affascinate capitale fondata nel XIII secolo: Berlino, conosciuta anche per la scena artistica ed importante città per la cultura tedesca.

Le masterclass si terranno nei bellissimi studi di Tanzraum Wedding – Oudenarder Straße 16-20, 13347 Berlin, Building A, 2nd Floor, Staircase A8 

Info: https://www.tanzraum-berlin.de/

Le masterclass saranno tenute da due docenti di grande valore artistico:

– Ballet Masterclass: POLINA SEMIONOVA Principal guest star of Staatsballett Berlin and ABT NY

– Contemporary Masterclass: XENIA WIEST Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer at the Mecklenburg State Theater in Schwerin.

Una occasione unica di formazione come solo ITA è in grado di offrire.

Durante la selezione verranno assegnate BORSE DI STUDIO e AMMISSIONI DIRETTE per la finale di INTERNATIONAL TALENT AWARD che si terrà a Cattolica dal 22 al 25 febbraio 2024.

ITA ON TOUR Berlin – Local Manager – Mr David Simic – Director of the KINDER BALLETT KOMPANIE at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (German Opera House in Berlin) 

Info&contact Email: david@mettilealialtalento.it

Polina Semionova


Principal guest star of Staatsballett Berlin and ABT NY



Ballet director and chief choreographer at the Mecklenburg State Theater in Schwerin


Principal Guest Star of Staatsballett Berlin and ABT NY

Place of Birth: Moscow/Russia

Education° Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow,Russia)



Staatsballet Berlin 2002 – 2012,Principal Artist , since 2014 Resident Guest Principal Artist

American Ballet Theater 2012 – 2016 Principal Artist

Guest Engagement

Mariinsky Theatre (St.Petersburg)

American Ballet Theatre (New York)

Teatro alla Scala (Milan)

Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow)

English National Ballet (London)

Bayerisches Staatsballett (Munich)

Wiener Staatsballett

Stuttgart ballet

Zurich Ballet

Mikhailovsky Theatre (St.Petersburg)

Semperoper Ballet (Dresden)

Ballet of Rome

Ballet de L’Opera De Lyon

The Tokyo Ballet

Stanislavsky Theater (Moscow)

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

The Kremlin Ballet (Moscow)

Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Finnish National Ballet (Helsinki)


Awards and Honours

Gold medal Laureate and «Anna Pavlova award» at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (Russia 2001)

First Prize at the «Vaganova Prix» International Ballet Competition.(St.Petersburg Russia 2002)

Junior Prize at Nagoya Intenational Ballet Competition. (Japan 2002)

«Daphne Prize» (Germany 2004)

Deutsche Tanzpreis, German Dance Prize «Future» (Germany 2005)

Female Dancer of the Year «Tanz » magazine (Germany 2007)

Heinz Spoerli Prize (2008 Switzerland)

Dance Open Award (2010 Russia)

Honorary Professor of the State Ballet School Berlin (Germany 2013)

«Prix Benois de la Dance» (2014 Russia)

«Berliner Kammertänzerin» (Germany 2017)

Female Dancer of the year «Tanz » magazine (Germany 2018)



Odette-Odile «Swan Lake»(M.Petipa.L.Ivanov, P.Bart, Y.Grigorovich, K.McKenzie)

Tatiana «Onegin»(J. Cranko)

Marguerite Gautier «The Lady of the Camellias» (J.Neumeier)

Manon Lescaut «Manon»(K.MacMillan)

Juliet «Romeo and Juliet» (J.Cranko, K.MacMillan, L.Lavrovski, N.Duato)

Nikiya «La Bayadere»(M.Petipa, N.Makarova, V.Malakhov, A.Watkin)

Kitri «Don Quixote» (M.Petipa-А.Gorsky, V.Ullate, K.McKenzie)

Carmen «Carmen» (R.Petit)

Marie,Loise «The Nutcracker» (P.Bart, J.Neumeier)

Princess Aurora «Sleeping Beauty»( M.Petipa, R.Nureev, N.Duato, V.Malakhov)

Giselle, Myrta «Giselle»(J.Coralli, J.Perrot)

Sylvia «Sylvia» (F.Ashton)

Anitra «Peer Gynt» (H.Spoerli)

Zobeide «Scheherazade» (M.Fokine)

Swanilda «Coppellia»(G.Harangozo)

Cinderella «Cinderella»(V.Malakhov)

Sieglinde,Brunhilde «Ring um den Ring»(M.Bejart)

Les Sylphides (M.Fokine)

Titania «Midsummer Night’s Dream» (J.Neumeier)


Principle Roles


«Afternoon of a Faun» (J.Robbins)

«Ballet Imperial»,«Diamonds»,Terpsichore «Apollo» «Symphony in C»,«Theme and Variations», «Midsummer Night’s Dream»,«Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, (G.Balanchine)

«The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude», «Herman Schmermann» (W.Forsyte)

«Multiplicity.Forms of Silence and Emptiness»,«White darkness», «Arcangelo» (N.Duato)

«Return to the Strange Land» (J.Kilian)

«Bruch violin concerto N1» (C.Tippets)

«Symphony No 2», «Ein Lindentraum» (U.Scholz)

«Paquita» (M.Petipa)

«Garavaggio»,«Cinque» (M.Bigonzetti)

Polina Semionova has also appeared in works by

Twyla Tharp, Antony Tudor, Renato Zanella, Alexey Ratmanski, Vladimir Malakhov, Christian Spuck, Patrice Bar, Boris Eifmanand others.



Roberto Bolle, Friedeman Vogel, Marcello Gomes, Leonid Sarafanov, David Hallberg, Vladimir Malakhov, Igor Zelensky, Denis Matvienko, Corry Sterns, Dmitry Semionov.


Other Appereances and Accolades

In 2002 Polina Semionova was invited to join the Berlin State Opera Ballet as a Principal Artist.

Becoming the youngest principal in the company’s history

2003 Polina Semionova featured as the Ballerina in the music video of German rock/pop artist Herbert Grönemeyer «Demo» (Letzter Tag)

In 2006 Polina Semionova was one of the 100 people chosen in Germany to be included in «100 Köpfe von morgen Die Zukunft im Land der Ideen. 100 minds of Tomorrow-future in the Country of Ideas.» a project  of the  «German Historical Museum» and newspaper «Bild»

2010 Book release «Polina» (Autor Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg)

In 2012 Polina Semionova appeared in the Movie  «Passion» ( Director Brian de Palma)

And also made an appearance in the 2013 Film «The Girl from Nagasaki» ( Director Michel Comte)

13.08.2013 In Berlin’s Botanische Garten a new flower from the Rehmannia family was given the name «Polina S.»

In 2013 Polina Semionova was bestowed with the title of «Honorary Professor» of the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin ( The State Ballet School and School of Artistry.Berlin)

2014 Polina Semionova presented the Ballet Gala «Polina Semionova and Friends» at Lincoln Theatre Yountville USA

In 2015 in cooperation with Geza Schoen (where Polina was a muse) they created and released the Perfume-«Beautiful Mind series»,Volume 2 «Precision and Grace»

2013-2015 Polina Semionova became an official face of «Uniqlo»

0n the  17.05. 2018 Ballet Gala «Polina and Friends» took place on stage at the Staatsoper Berlin.


Is ballet director and chief choreographer at the Mecklenburg State Theater in Schwerin.

She received her dance training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. As a dancer, she has had engagements at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Theater Görlitz and for many years at the Staatsballett Berlin and most recently at the Staatsballett Hannover.

Xenia Wiest has been showing her own choreographic works since 2005, many of them with the Staatsballett Berlin, such as Déjà-vu !?, Running System, Distant relatives or We named him Kurt in cooperation with the independent scene in Berlin. Further invitations brought her choreographic commissions to the Junior Ballet Dortmund, the Junior Company Lyon, and the National Ballet of the Bordeaux Opera.

Xenia Wiest also choreographed for the dancers of the Tokyo Ballet and the Vienna State Opera. Her work is shown internationally, e.g. in Mexico, Japan, the USA and Russia. In 2016, Xenia Wiest was awarded first prize at the famous international choreographic competition in Biarritz for her choreographic work.

She was also a finalist in the acclaimed Context competition of Russian prima ballerinas at the Mariinsky Theater Diana Vishneva.

As the new ballet director at the Mecklenburg State Theater, she and her company would like to turn Schwerin into a beacon for modern ballet in northern Germany.