Ballet company leader
Merited Worker of Culture of Russia
Born in 1954, Valery Nesterov completed his classical dance course at Saratov School of Ballet in 1972, and a course in choreography at Moscow Lunacharski Academy, in 1989. In 1972, he joined Saratov Opera and Ballet, where his intense gift of deep and inspired insight of romantic characters was duly appraised. At various stages of his dancing career, the artist was entrusted the roles of Prince in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, Quasimodo in Notre Dame de Paris, Tebald in Romeo and Juliet, Frondoso in Laurencia, God in The Creation, Coline in Lisa et Coline, Arthur in The Gadfly, Nurali in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Birbanto in Corsaire, Youth in Chopiniane, and quite a few more.
In 1980, Valery took up dance teaching at Saratov College of Arts to subsequently evolve his teaching career as Choreography Faculty member at Saratov Teachers Training College. Furthemore, he has been working in the capacity of ballet leader for Saratov Opera And Ballet since 1996. As choreographer, he participated in the productions of La Nuit Valpourique in Gounod's Faust,I.Morozov's Doctor «Ouch», Hump-back Horse by R.Schedrin, The Snow Queen by J.Kolodub, The Mystery of Tango by Piazzola. Mr.Nesterov was the choreographer in the productions of operas Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame by Tchaikovsky, Un Ballo in Mashera by G.Verdi; he created an own version of the famous Polovetski Dance for Prince Igor by A.Borodin.
His international contracts have included tours of Russia, The Ukraine, SPAIN, Portugal, Austria, and Germany.
Valery Nesterov's published writings include the book «Pages from the history of Saratov Ballets», and two guidebooks, namely, «Classical Dance at the School of Arts» and «The Art of the Choreographer» for use by dance teachers and coaches.