• UNESCO 2004 Prize for the Performing Arts
• Recognition as the best director on Sibiu festival /Sibiu, Romania/, performances
• UNITER Gala Prize for the best Romanian performance “Othello?!” by Shakespeare in 2002
• Prize of critics on MOT festival /Skopje, Macedonia/, performance “Hamlet.Dreams” by Shakespeare (2002)
• Award of Marek Okopinskiy for the best experimental performance - at the Torun Festival in Poland 2002 “The Seagull”
• Prize of critics on BITEF festival /Belgrade, Yugoslavia/, performance „Three sisters“ by A. Chekhov (2000)
THALIA Prize for the best Finnish performance in 2010 - Anna Karenina
Andriy Zholdak (born 1962) is a Ukrainian director. He was trained at Anatolii Vasyliev’s studio in Moscow. He has a longstanding interest in cinematography (Fellini, Bergman, Paradzhanov, Tarkovskyi) and pictorial art; these arts had had a significant impact upon his style as a director. For a few years, he presided over Kharkiv Taras Shevchenko Academic Drama Theater, where he produced five plays, which, apart from Ukraine, were also presented in many European countries in the framework of prestigious festivals. In 2005, after Kharkiv authorities prohibited his staging of Rome and Juliet. A Fragment he was forced to leave the theater. Since then, he has resided in Berlin permanently and has been working in the leading theaters of Germany, Russia, Romania, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. He conducts master classes on regular basis in different European countries.