At the time of the inauguration of the Bolshoi Theater, there were only thirteen musicians and thirty artists. Each of them was involved in the staging, writing and production.
However, the theatre quickly became a victim of its success, which forced the management to increase its staff accordingly. Thus, in 1785, the troupe counted 80 artists, and in 1990, 900. Then, the emergence of Russia on the international cultural scene led the Bolshoi theatre to create its troupe to meet the demands of the public.
The troupe rapidly won the hearts of Russians, and many members have received national recognition for their work through the honorary title of People's Artist of the USSR:
Others have received the Stalin and Lenin Awards or the title Hero of Socialist Labour. After 1991, many artists became People's Artist of the Russian Federation.
Nowadays, attending a Bolshoi Theatre production is the guarantee to spend an unforgettable moment in sumptuous scenery, admiring artists with remarkable talents and powerful voice.
Bolshoi Theater productions have seduced operagoers over the years since the appearance of ballets in his repertoire. There are at the same time a combination of grace, finesse and search for excellence which can not leave insensitive anyone able to express feelings.
Many artists from the ballet troupe have received national recognition for their work through the honorary title of People's Artist of the USSR:
In theatre history, many ballet performances are at the top of the list of the most memorable moments, including guest star appearances. Among the most played on this mythical scene, Giselle, Cinderella, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. It is also within these walls that internationally renowned artists such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetskaya, Svetlana Zakharova, Rudolf Nureyev have been revealed.
Now the ballet troupe includes about 250 talented artists, who day by day show the emotional, enchanting ballet spirit, which has no equal in the whole world.