Simon Pastukh

Simon Pastukh

Set designer

Simon Pastukh has been designing sets for over forty years. From 1980 to 1991, he was the resident designer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Since 1992, he has lived in the United States. The Russian-American scenographer has designed more than two hundred opera, ballet, and theatre sets worldwide for major theatres and companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Norwegian National Ballet, and Universal Ballet in Korea. For American Ballet Theatre, he designed the sets for Alexei Ratmansky’s On the Dnieper and Firebird; both works were later added to the repertoire of Dutch National Ballet.

Pastukh received a Golden Mask Award for the set design of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera Semyon Kotko in 1999 and for Dmitri Shostakovich’s ballet The Bolt in 2006. He was also awarded the Golden Sofit, St. Petersburg’s highest theatre honour, in 1999.

Typically, Pastukh collaborates with his wife, Galina Solovieva, who often designs the costumes for the productions he creates set designs for.

Last update: 11-06-2024