In the title part of Giselle.
Yevgenia Volochkova as Berthe.
Photo by Nadezhda Bausova.
In the title part in Giselle.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
In the title part in Giselle.
Sergei Filin as Count Albrecht.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Aspicia in La Fille du Pharaon.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
As Odette in Swan Lake.
Dmitry Gudanov as Prince Siegfried.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Odile in Swan Lake.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Phrigia in Spartacus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Phrigia in Spartacus.
Yuri Klevtsov as Spartacus.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
In Jeu de cartes.
Partnered by Yan Govsky.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Medora in Le Corsaire.
Alexei Loparevich as Pasha.
Photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Medora in Le Corsaire.
Yuri Klevtsov as Conrad.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
La rose malade.
Фото Елены Фетисовой.
Opposite Nikolai Tsiskaridze.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
As Carmen in ballet gala.
Photo by Yelena Fetisova.
 
 

Biography

Born in Moscow. In 1997, she completed her studies at the Moscow Choreographic Academy (Marina Leonova’s class) and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. In her first year at the Bolshoi, she danced the main role in the premiere performances of a new production of Giselle by Vladimir Vasiliev (2nd cast, partner Nikolai Tsiskaridze).
In this, and all her subsequent roles, she was rehearsed by Ekaterina Maximova.
In 2001, she twice danced the title role in Giselle at the Bolshoi Theatre, partnered by Vladimir Malakhov.
In the 2003/04 season, she was absent on maternal leave.
In October 2004, she returned to the stage and her first performance was again in the title role of Giselle.

Main Repertory for Bolshoi Theatre

1997
Title role
(Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Fairy of Tenderness (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production)

1998
Gumpe (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Title role (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Fairy of Silver (The Sleeping Beauty)

1999
Kitri (Don Quixote. Alexei Fadeyechev production) — debut at the Coliseum Theatre in London
Princess Aurora
(The Sleeping Beauty) — debut on Bolhsoi Theatre’s tour in Spain
Soloist Part 1 (Symphony in C)

2000
Soloist (The Afternoon of a Faun. Choreography by Jerome Robbins) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Aspicia
(La Fille du Pharaon. production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa)

2001
Russian Bride (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Prelude and 7th Waltz (Chopiniana)
Soloist (Passacaille to music by Anton von Webern. Rolan Petit production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Liza
(La Dame de Pique to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Rolan Petit production) — creation
1st variation in Raimonda’s Dreams, Clemence
(Raimonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)

2002
Odette-Odile(Swan Lake)

2003
Esmeralda (Notre-Dame de Paris. Rolan Petit production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre

2004
Phrygia (Spartacus)

2005
Glove Seller (Gaite Parisienne to music by Jacques Offenbach. Choreography by Leonide Massine ) - creation in Russia
Passion (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine)
Soloist Part 2 (Symphony in C)
Zina (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production) — debut at the Metropolitan Opera
Soloist (Jeu de cards. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Alexei Ratmansky creation)

2006
Lise (La Fille mal gardee. Music by Louis Herold; choreography by Frederick Ashton)
Marie (The Nutcracker; Yuri Grigorovich production)

2007
Nikia (La Bayadere)
Medora (Le Corsaire. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa)
Pupil (Georges Delerue’s The Lesson; choreography by Flemming Flindt)

Tours

In 1998, she appeared at the International Ballet Festival held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Ballet of Cuba.
In 2002, she appeared with Sergei Filin in Japan, with the Malakhov and Friends Enterprise.
In the same year, she twice took part in Gala-Concerts, held under the auspices of the Stars of the 21st Century project (New York, Toronto — partner Dmitry Gudanov).
In 2003, she appeared with Andrei Uvarov in a production of Swan Lake with the Ballet Company of Belgrade’s National Theatre.
In 2004, she again appeared in a Stars of the 21st Century concert and again with Dmitry Gudanov (Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris).

Cinema

Lunkina played the part of a Russian terrorist, operating at the beginning of the last century, in the feature film The Petersburg Cannes Express in which well-known Russian actors took part (director — John Daly, the producer of Terminator; Miracle Entertainment Film Company, 2003).

Awards

In 2001, Lunkina was awarded the Triumph youth grant prize.