Birthplace
Moscow, Russia

Age started dancing
10

Training
Bolshoi Ballet School

Previous companies
The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Finnish National Ballet

Guest Appearances
Bolshoi Theatre, Stanislavsky Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Mikhailovsky Theatre, Opera di Roma, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tokyo Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Compania Nacional de Danza Madrid, Teatro Colon, Hong Kong Ballet, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsballett Berlin

Repertoire
Giselle; Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina, Queen of the Snow, and Sugar Plum Fairy, Tomasson’s Nutcracker; Juliet in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet; Odette/Odile, Swan Lake; Kitri, Nureyev’s Don Quixote; Swanilda, Balanchine’s Coppélia; Tatiana, Cranko’s Onegin; and Cinderella, Wheeldon’s Cinderella; Nikiya, Makarova’s (after Petipa) La Bayadère; Sylvia, Ashton’s Sylvia; and Medora, Le Corsaire. She created roles in Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Millepied’s The Chairman Dances; McGregor’s Borderlands; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Francesca da Rimini, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands; Tomasson’s Caprice, On a Theme of Paganini and Trio; and Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour and Number Nine

Awards
Nominated, Critics’ Circle National Dance Award, Best Female Dancer, 2014;  Benois de la Danse Award, 2013, for her Tatiana in Cranko’s Onegin. In 2009 awarded the gold medal on NBC’s Superstars of Dance; “Ballerina of the Year” award at Premio Positano 2017; Benois de la Dance award 2018. Danza&Danza award – Best dancer of the year; Isadora Duncan Dance Award, Best Individual Performance for Giselle, 2008. Gold medals at the International Ballet Competitions in Korea and Italy, 2005; gold medal at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg, 2003; silver medal and the jury prize at Varna International Ballet Competition, 2002; silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne that same year; and a bronze medal at Moscow International Competition, 2001

Favourite role
The roles I haven’t danced yet

Career highlight
Working with some of the most incredible teachers and choreographers.

Role would like to dance
I would love to have the opportunity to work with choreographers on creating new roles and ballets.

Other info
I love good-bad 80s and 90s Russian music

 

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