One of the most anticipated annual events in London's cultural and social calendar, the Russian Debutante Ball is taking place for the fifth time on November 4, 2017.
Famous artists, cultural professionals, businesspeople and everyone who is passionate about Russian culture and history will come together at the imposing Grosvenor House on Park Lane in the heart of London.
The Ball revives the great traditions of Russian balls abroad, attracting attention to the rich history of Russian culture, and preserving cultural and ethical values for future generations. The Ball’s eventful programme is geared towards fans of Russian classical opera and ballet and those who enjoy dancing to classical and modern tunes.
HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanoff kindly agreed to be the patron of The Russian Debutante Ball again in the year 2017. She is a descendent of the last tsar of Russia, Nicolas II, from the House of Romanov, and the daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich and the granddaughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna.
Recent Russian Debutante Balls have welcomed members of royalty and celebrities, such as HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, HH Princess Olga Romanoff, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Strictly Come Dancing star Gleb Savchenko.
The international Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies Paul Deacon and Tatiana Pechernikova, one of the founders of "Dancing with the Stars" TV-programme in Russia, guided the guests through the evenings of previous balls.
During the 2016 Ball guests had the pleasure to listen to the award‐winning Russian violinist Yury Revich playing on one of the legendary 18th century Stradivarius‐violins worth well over £1 m, while accompanying Roberta Marquez, prima ballerina of The Royal Ballet, performing the "Dying Swan".
Furthermore, guests danced to the tunes of the chamber orchestra Russian Virtuosi of Europe conducted by Andrey Lebedev and the jazz orchestra The Len Phillips Big Band, and appreciated the artistry of the modern ballet group Budapest Dance Theatre in their fiery interpretation of the "Bolero".