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Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv State Choreographic Institute

Previous company
Principal Dancer – Kyiv Ballet. Title roles included Juliet; Kitri (Don Quixote); Clara (Nutcracker); Aurora and Princess Florine (Bluebird) in Sleeping Beauty; Odette/Odile; Medora and Gulnare (Corsaire)

English National Ballet
Joined 2014, promoted to Soloist in 2017 and First Soloist 2019. Katja has appeared as Clara in Wayne 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. Additional roles 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 Christopher 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). Katja was a finalist in English National Ballet’s annual Emerging Dancer competition (2015). In 2020 she received the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) for her portrayal as Frida Kahlo in Broken Wings.