Awards

1959 Artist of the People of the USSR
1962 Anna Pavlova Prize awarded in Paris
1964 Lenin-Prize
1977 City’s gold medal of Paris by mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac
1985 Hero of Socialist Labour

Commander of the Order of Arts and of Letters (L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)
1986 Order of the French Legion of Honour
1987 Appointment as professor at the Sorbonne
1991 Gold Medal for Servive to the Arts awarded by Spanish King Juan Carlos
1993 Appointment as professor at the Lomonossov State University in Moscow
1995 First Medal for Service to the Russian state (for distinguished services in the development of choreographic art)
2000 Second Medal for Service to the Russian state awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin

"Russian National Olympus Prize" in the nomination "Honorary Title: Superstar"

Winner of the Russian prize "Triumph" for the encouragement of the achievements in art and literature
2005 Prince of Asturias Award for Arts (Oviedo/Spain)

Thirth Medal for Service to the Russian state awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Barbora-Radvilaite-Award (Vilnius/Litvania)
2006 Awarded with the prize "Praemium Imperiale" in the nomination Theatre/Film (Japan)
2008 Member of the Armenian branch of the International Academy of Natural and Social Sciences

Honorary doctor at the Hungarian Dance Academy, Budapest
2009 „Vittorio De Sica Award“ (Italy) „in recognition for the outstanding career in dance”

Awarding with the Russian ballet prize „Soul of the Dance“ in the category „Legend“
2010 Awarding with the “Order of Merit for the Fatherland” of the fourth class by the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev for the outstanding contribution in the development of Russian culture, the Art of Ballet and the long-time artistic activity
2011 Officer of the National French Order of the Legion of Honor
2013 Awarded with the prize "Baltic Star"
2015 "Golden Mask" for outstanding achievements in the development of Arts