Boris Fedotov

The presenter of the Moscow Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
After graduating from secondary school in 1964, he entered the State School of Circus and Variety Art in the physical education and acrobatic department.

In 1967, at the end of the school in the specialty of a circus actor-acrobat as part of the number "Acrobats on the trampoline", he was hired by the Union of Circuits.

Working in the circus group "Restless Hearts", he began to create an act with exotic animals. The act was created in 1971 under the name of "Askania-Nova". Przewalski's horses, African ostrich and ostrich Nanda as part of the act were provided for the first time in the world circus.

In 1974, such animals as llamas, zebras, camels, pumas were added to the act.

In 1975, the act grew into an attraction "Exotic Animals"

In 1976, at the All-Union Circus Art Competition Boris Vladimirovich was awarded the title of laureate and immediately he began to improve the attraction. So in 1981 a new attraction “Hello World!” appeared.

In 1981 he was awarded with the medal "For Distinguished Labor". In 1984, he entered the Moscow Institute of Culture to the specialty of the director of mass celebrations.

In the summer of 1982, the governance of Soyuzgortsirk decided to hold a circus festival called «The Union of Art and Labor» in Naberezhnye Chelny. B. Fedotov was appointed as the head and director. The festival had a great success.

In 1982, on the basis of the B. Fedotov attraction, a circus team was created and Fedotov became its director. For 4 years, the team toured in many cities of the USSR.

In 1986, for his great contribution to the development of circus art, he was awarded with the title of "Laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize".

In 1987, he retired from Soyuzgostsirk and created the first post-perestroika private circus “Antre-show”, which until 2012 worked at the All-Russian Exhibition Center.

In 2001, the first «Moscow International Youth Festival-contest of circus art» was held at the All-Russian Exhibition Center and the Nikulin Circus. The author of the project, director and presenter of the festival was Boris Fedotov. The festival exists to this day and has become one of the leading festivals of the World.

In 2002 he was awarded with the title of "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation".

From 2001 to the present day he has been participating in the productions of Nikulin's circus programs on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, as the author, director, artist and host.

In 2007, the management of Channel One offered B. Fedotov to take part in the creation of the TV project “Circus with the Stars”, which had been a success and was continued later. Boris Fedotov was in this project as a producer, artist, coach and host.

In 2007, B. Fedotov created another festival of the «Moscow Festival of children's circus amateur groups».

In 2008 he was awarded with the Order of «Peter the Great» for merits in the development of circus art.

Nowadays, Boris Fedotov continues to work as the presenter of the Moscow Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard and is preparing for the holding of circus festivals, as well as a member of the working group on the development of the Concept of circus development in the Russian Federation under the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

In 2015 he graduated from Moscow Institute of Culture with the specialty of director of mass holidays.
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