Romeo and Juliet (Pas de deux)

Leonid Lavrovsky

This version of the Romeo and Juliet pas de deux is an extract of the work composed by Sergei Prokofiev and choreographed by Leonid Lavrovsky and depicts the “balcony scene”. Romeo and Juliet is considered one of the best ballets of the 20th Century and was the first to be based on a Shakespeare work. The work was premiered in 1940 at the Kirov theatre in Saint Petersburg and in 1946 it triumphed at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

  • World premiere by: Ballet Kirov at Kirov Theatre, Saint Petersburg (Russia), January 11th 1940
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza : at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), December 21st 2016


  • Choreography:
    Leonid Lavrovsky
  • Music:
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • Running time:
    7 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Cristina Casa, Alessandro Riga