Birthplace
Saratov, Russia

Training
National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art, Lithuania; Munich International Ballet Academy

English National Ballet
Joined in 2017 having previously appeared with the Company as a guest artist in the title role of Mary Skeaping’s Giselle

Previous companies
Royal Swedish Ballet 2005 – 2010; Dutch National Ballet 2010- 2015; Resident Guest Principal, Hong Kong Ballet 2015 – 2017; National Ballet of Canada 2015 and remains a Principal dancer

Repertoire
La Bayadère; Sleeping Beauty; Juliet; Giselle; Odette/Odile; La Sylphide; Don Quixote; Onegin; Sylvia; La Dame Aux Camellias; Le Corsaire; Hunchback of Notre-Dame; Coppélia; Gustav III; The Winter’s Tale; On The Dnieper; Firebird; Tchaikovsky pas de deux; Waltz in Serenade; 2nd Movement of Symphony in C; Diamonds & Emeralds in Jewels; Sugar Plum/Clara The Nutckracker; Cinderella; Les Sylphides; Titania in The Dream and Miranda in The Tempest. Jurgita has also created many roles by leading contemporary choreographers

English National Ballet
Skeaping’s Giselle, Swanilda in Coppélia, Juliet, Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, the Sylph in La Sylphide, Clara in Nutcracker, Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata 2016, the Novice in The Cage and Aurora in MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty

Awards
Winner of International Ballet Competitions in Moscow, Jackson, Helsinki (Silver), Grasse (Gold). Grant Award by Her Majesty Margrethe II of Denmark, The Zwaan Award, 2011 (Best Performance of the Year). The Alexandra Radius Award, 2014 (Outstanding Dancer of the Year). Nominated for the Benois de la Danse 2018 for La Sylphide and Romeo & Juliet. Received the Oder of Merit to Lithuania, Cross of the Knight, 2018

Supported by the Aud Jebsen International Talent Programme

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