Jurgita Dronina Guest Artist

Birthplace
Saratov, Russia

Training
National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art in Lithuania and Munich International Ballet Academy in Germany

Current Company
National Ballet of Canada

Repertoire includes
Nykia in La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova, A.Asylmuratova); Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Peter Wright, Paul Chalmer); Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (K.MacMillan, R.Van Dantzig, Derek Deane); Giselle in Giselle (Oleg Vinogradov, R.Beaujean/R.Bustamante after Coralli/Perrot, Sir. Peter Wright); Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Natalie Conus, Anna-Marie Holmes, Peter Martins, Rudi van Dantzig, Patrice Bart, Petipa/Ivanov, Konstantin Sergeyev/Ludmila Kovaliova/Lubov Kunakova, John Meehan); La Sylphide in La Sylphide (J.Kobborg/ A.Bournonville ); Kitri in Don Quixote (Alexei Ratmansky, Maria Gracia Garofoli); Olga in Onegin (John Cranko); Sylvia in Sylvia (John Neumeier); Manon in La Dame Aux Camellias (John Neumeier); Medora in Le Corsaire (A.Fadeyechev); Esmeralda in Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Pär Isberg); Swanilda in Coppelia (Marc Ribaud); Queen Sofia Magdalena in Gustav III (Patrice Bart); Hermoine in The Winter’s Tale (Christopher Wheeldon); Olga in On The Dnieper (Alexei Ratmansky); Firebird (Alexei Ratmansky); Tchaikovsky pas de deux (George Balanchine); Waltz in Serenade (George Balanchine); 2nd Movement of Symphony in C (George Balanchine); Diamonds & Emeralds in Jewels (George Balanchine); Sugar Plum (Clara) in The Nutckracker (P.Isberg, Wayne Eagling, J.Kudelka, Terence Kohler); Cinderella in Cinderella (Christopher Wheeldon, James Kudelka); Paquita (Marius Petipa); Les Sylphides (Michel Fokine); Titania in The Dream (Frederick Ashton); Miranda in The Tempest (Krzysztof Pastor). Jurgita has also created main parts in contemporary work by Mauro Bigonzetti, Christian Spuck, Krzysztof Pastor, Nils Christe, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Benjamin Millepied, Juanjo Arques, Hans Van Manen, Sidi-Larbi Cherkaoui,  Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk, David Dawson, Jorma Elo, Guillaume Cote. 

English National Ballet
This marks her debut with the Company

Awards
Recipient of The Rotary International Award (2008); Swedish-Danish cultural Grant awarded by Danish Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (2009); Awards in International Ballet Festival ‘Dance Open’ in St.Petersburg - 2010, 2011 and 2013; European Dance Magazine “Dance Europe” voted her Outstanding Dancer of the season in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 for interpreta-tions in MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Kitri, Aurora, and the Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux; The Zwaan Award in 2011 (Best performance of the year) for the role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty; The Alexandra Radius Award in 2014 (Outstanding dancer of the year).

"Dronina demonstrates that she is not only graceful and delicate, but a ballerina capable of technical wizardry."
Dance Europe

Upcoming Performances

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