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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

GITIS held masterclasses in Japan

December 8, 2023

The Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), a partner of TV BRICS, and the The Dance Science Academy of Japan held joint master classes and classes on dance teaching methodology. Within the framework of the cooperation agreement between the Institute and the Academy, Elena Andrienko, Associate Professor of the Choreography Department of GITIS, Honoured Artist of Russia, was invited to Japan to conduct lessons and master classes for students of the Academy and teachers from various schools of the country.

Elena Andrienko’s presence and the interest of masterclass participants testify to the priority of Russian choreographic education in the global ballet community.

In Japan there are a number of private educational institutions — studios, schools teaching choreography, but they have no systematic teaching and no opportunity to receive higher education in the field of choreographic art, as we have at GITIS,” said Elena Andrienko.

Masterclasses were held for very young students of the academy who are just starting their way in ballet.

All participants of the master classes received certificates of advanced training on the Russian system of teaching in choreographic educational institutions. Elena Andrienko emphasised that the participants appreciated the complexity of the load and the construction of combinations. They also tried to perform Vera Kostrovitskaya’s exercises, which allowed them to understand even more deeply the complexity of the Russian system of dance training.

Andrey Kruzhalov, Dean of the Ballet Master faculty of GITIS, took part in the organisation of the event and the development of the topics of Elena Andrienko’s master classes in Japan. He noted that the master classes were a bright event for ballet masters of the Land of the Rising Sun and expressed his hope for further co-operation between Russia and Japan in the sphere of choreographic education, which contributes to further strengthening of cultural relations between the two countries.

The event was held as part of the Priority 2030 strategic academic leadership programme.

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