Maria Biesu
Mihai Cristian Preda

CURRENT REPERTOIRE


Mihai Cristian Preda is a First soloist and Guest Artist who has performed internationally for his whole career. Strong in both classical and modern techniques, Cristian has performed principle and soloist roles in both fields.

Cristian works well with others and has always been described as professional and incredibly hard working.

Education Graduated from ‘Floria Capsali Coreography High School’ in Bucharest 2011

Experience

Principal Roles:

-Basil in Don Quijote (Choreography Jaroslav Slavicky)

-Nutcracker Prince in Nutcracker (Choreography Ileana Iliescu)

-Romeo in Romeo &. Juliet (Choreography Cristina Todi)

First soloist roles: - Ali, in Le Corsaire (choreography Vasily Medvedev).

- Lescaut, in Manon (choreography Kennet MacMillan).

- Maurice- In The Middle Somewhat Elevated (choreography William Forsythe).

- Petite Mort (choreography Jiri Kylian.) Soloist roles:

- Gurn in La sylphide (Choreography Johan Kobborg.)

- Pas de six in La Sylphide (Choreography Johan Kobborg)

- Les Lutins by Antonio Bazzini , (Choreography Johan Kobborg)

- Giselle Peasant Pas de Deux (Choreographic adaptation by Mihai Babuska.)

- Beno in Swan Lake (Choreography Gheorghe Iancu)

- Golden Idol in La Bayadere (Choreographic adaptation Mihai Babuska)

- Magdavaia ,fakir in La bayadere (Choreographic adaptation :Mihai Babuska.)

- Tango shy ,Mercutio and in Radio and Juliet (Choreography Edward Clug.)

- Puck in The Dream (Choreography Frederick Ashton.)

- Les Bourgeois (Choreography Ben Van Cauwenbergh)

- Fritz, in Nutcracker (Choreography Dinko Bogdanic) 2

- Alain, in La fille mal Gardee (Choreography Frederick Ashton)

- Dwarf, in Snow White and the seven dwarfs, (Choreography Francisc Valkay)

- Solo Gypsy in Don Quijote (Choreography Jaroslav Slavicky)

- Wedding couple in Giselle by Adolphe Ch. Adam, choreography Johan Kobborg.

- Beggar Chief in Manon by Jules Massenet, choreography Kenneth MacMillan.

- Trio in DSCH (Choreography A. Ratmansky)

- Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, (Choreography Renato Zanella.)

- Russian dance in Nutcracker (Choreography Alexa Mezincescu.)

- 2 Couples in Classical Symphony (Choreography Yuri Possokhov)

Toured in Spain with Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatre.

- Mihai Cristian has participated at many National and International ballet galas and ballet performances in countries around the world.

He has performed in Romania, Germany, Sweeden, Italy, Japan, Croatia, Finland, Spain, Greece, Cezch Republic, Switzerland, France, Bosnia and Hertegovina, Turkey and Malaysia.

Cristian performed alongside Sergei Polunin in ‘Fraudulent Smile’ by Ross Freddie Ray on their tour to Milan in 2019

Cristian has also performed along side Alina Cojocaru in her Dream Project 2014 that took place in Tokyo, Japan where he Performed ‘Radio and Juliet’ By Edward Clug and ‘Waltz’ Choreography Petal Miller Ashmole.

Ballet tours:

- with Mariinsky and Bolshoi ballet in Spain.

( Soloist ) - St. Petersburg ballet of Andrey Batalov.

( Soloist ) - Ballet de St Petersburg in Italy.

( Soloist ) Awards and Recognition 2007-2011

1st place at all the National ballet competitions in Romania. 2010

- 1st place at international dance competition Mangalia, Romania 3rd and,4,5th .

Scholarship from exploring ballet with ‘’Suzanne Farrell’’ Balanchine’s in S.U.A Washingthon DC.

26 july-15 august 2010. - finalist at international dance competition Youth America Grand Prix ,New York.

- The best dancer and 1st place at international dance competition Italy, Cosenza.

- Bronze medal at Istanbul international ballet competition 3rd 2012.

- Gold Medal and Excellence Award 2000$ at World Ballet Competition Sibiu, Romania 2015.

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