Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev State Choreographic Institute

English National Ballet
Joined as Junior Soloist 2014, Soloist 2017, First Soloist 2019

Previous company
Principal Dancer at National Opera of Ukraine

English National Ballet
Joined 2014, promoted to Soloist in 2017. Katja has appeared as Clara in Eagling’s Nutcracker; Romeo & Juliet in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall and roles in Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia, Derek Deane’s Swan Lake, Medora and Gulnare in Corsaire, van Manen’s Adagio Hammerklavier; Neumeier’s Spring and Fall; the title role in Mary Skeaping’s Giselle and the Novice in The Cage by Jerome Robbins. Recent appearances include Lescaut’s Mistress in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and the title role of Frida Kahlo in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings opposite Irek Mukhamedov as Diego Rivera at Sadler’s Wells.  Summer 2019 appeared in Wheeldon’s Cinderella as Stepsister Clementine

Other info
Guest Principal with Latvian National Opera and Ochi International Ballet (Nagoya, Japan)
International awards include Gold Medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition (2005); Silver Medal – Youth Ballet of the World Competition (2007); Gold Medal at the Seoul International Ballet Competition (2011) and Gold Medal at the Istanbul International Ballet Competition (2012)

In 2015, Katja was a finalist in English National Ballet’s annual Emerging Dancer competition
In 2016, she was nominated for Emerging Artist Award at the 2016 National Dance Awards

Supported by Emerging Female Dancer Fund