Boris Jakowlewitsch Eifman

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Boris Eifman

Boris Jakowlewitsch Eifman ( Russian Борис Яковлевич Эйфман ; born July 22, 1946 in Rubzowsk ) is a choreographer and director of a ballet named after him in Saint Petersburg .


He studied at the Chișinău Academy of Music and then at the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory . In 1977 he founded the Leningrad New Ballet (today's St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater).

Eifman was u. a. awarded as People's Artist of Russia , with the Golden Mask , the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Order of Honor .

Today he stages with the Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg , which has guest performances around the world.


  • The Karamazov Brothers ( Essen 2002)
  • Rodin (2011)
  • Onegin (2009)
  • Anna Karenina (2005)
  • Red Giselle


  • Boris Eifman . Documentary by Andreas Morell , 52 min, 2008. First broadcast on TV on ZDF .

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