The 2006-2007 season marked the debut North American performances of The State Ballet Theater of Russia, which is the touring name of The Voronezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, established in 1961. The repertoire of the theatre includes work by both classical and modern Russian composers including: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Le Sylphide, Scheherazade, Gavalry Halt, The Stone Flower, 1001 Nights, Carmen-suite, Cipollino, Doctor Aubolit, Francesca di Rimini and The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has toured with productions of traditional Russian classics throughout France, (performing Sleeping Beauty in 38 cities), Germany, Holland and Czechoslovakia, as well as in India and throughout Africa with engagements in Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. Among the company’s 54 dancers are many distinguished Russian artists and winners of many international ballet competitions.