As Mercedes in Don Quixote.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Mercedes in Don Quixote.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Witch Madge in La Sylphide.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Witch Madge in La Sylphide.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Don Quixote. Gypsy dance.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Don Quixote. Gypsy dance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As An old woman Jarcasse in The Flames of Paris.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As An old woman Jarcasse in The Flames of Paris.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Megera in Esmeralda.Photo by Elena Fetisova.
As Megera in Esmeralda.
Photo by Elena Fetisova.

Awards

1997 — Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

2001 — medal of The Order For Merit to the Fatherland, II class

2007 — the Ballet magazine Soul of Dance prize (Star of the character dance nomination)

						

Biography

She was born in Perm to the ballet family. In 1983 she finished the Moscow ballet school (now the Moscow State Choreographic Academy) where she studied in the final year class of G. Kuznetsova and joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater. In 1994 she graduated from the Ballet-master faculty of the Russian University of Theatre Arts.

Since 1995 — teaches at the choreography department of the Institute of Modern Arts, since 2007 — the associate professor, since 2008 — head of the choreography department (acting professor).

In 1992-1997 she was the artistic director of the “Russian ballet on ice”. For that troupe she staged the one-act ballet Catharsis to music by C. Orff (1992), the program Songs of the Andes, based on the folk melodies from Chili and Bolivia (1993) and a number of choreographic miniatures for concerts. In 2000 she staged the ice ballet Nutcracker (together with Pasha Gristchuk) in Biloxi (the USA).

She is one of the leading character soloists of the Bolshoi Theater. At present she is also a ballet-master- repetiteur. Anna Antropova, Maria Isplatovskaya, Timofey Lavrenyuk and other ballet dancers rehearse under her guidance.


Repertoire

1986

Spanish dance (Raimonda by A.Glazunov. Choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
Cipolla-mother (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Production by Genrikh Mayorov)
Athena (a dance scene in Iphigenie en Aulide by C.W. Gluck, choreography by A. Petrov)
Bolero, Mercedes (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Alexander Gorsky)
Bertha (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, production by Y. Grigorovich)

1988

Persian girl (opera Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky, choreography by S. Koren)
Tchaga (Polovtsian Dances in Prince Igor by A. Borodin, choreography by K. Goleizovsky)
Peasants’ dance (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich version)

1989

Witch (opera-ballet Mlada by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, choreography by A. Petrov)
Tradeswoman, a Young gypsy (Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich)

1991

Dance with a drum (La Bayadère by L. Minkus. Choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich production)

1992

Forban (Le Corsaire by A. Adam. Choreography by K. Sergeev after Marius Petipa)
Nurse (Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich)

1993

Hungarian dance (Raimonda)

1994

Persian girl (Polovtsian Dances in Prince Igor by A. Borodin, choreography by K. Goleizovsky)
Madge (Herman Lovenskjold’s La Sylphide; choreography August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)
Gypsy dance (Don Quixote)

1995

Servants (Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev. Choreography by L. Lavrovsky)

1996

Nurse (Romeo and Juliet)
Spanish dance (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, V.Vasiliev version) — creator of the role

1997

Mazur and krakowiak (Polish ball in Ivan Susanin by M. Glinka. choreography by R. Zakharov)

2001

Carmen to music by G. Bizet (co-author of the libretto, assistant to choreographer/director S. Bobrov)
Ballet divertissement ConTURdance (staged character dances, choreographer/director S. Bobrov)

2003

The Sleeping Beauty (assistant to choreographer/director S. Bobrov)
Swan Lake (staged character dances, choreographer/director S. Bobrov)

2004

Don Quixote (choreographer/director, Istanbul Opera and Ballet Theater)
Emrach and Selvichan by Tch. Ishickozlu (choreographer/director with G. Malkhasyants, Lvov national academic opera and ballet theater n.a. S. Krushelnitskaya)

2006

Polovtsian Dances (choreographer/director)

2007

Cinderella by S. Prokofiev (assistant — together with A. Petuchov — to choreographer/director S. Bobrov)
Madama Butterfly G. Puccini (choreographer/director of dance scenes)

2008

Coppelia (choreographer/director with G. Malkhasyants, Tchelyabinsk state academic opera and ballet theater n.a. M.I. Glinka)
Jarkas (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen) — creator of the role
Don Quixote (Production and new choreography)

2009

Megaera (Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda; Choreography by M. Petipa, production and new choreographic version by Y. Burlaka, V. Medvedev) — creator of the role

2010

Dances with a teacher — in honor of the 95th jubilee of Vladimir Zeldin (choreographer/director of choreographic pieces)


In 2009 she participated in production of Coppelia and La Esmeralda as an assistant director-choreographer.
She often presented solo concert programs.

In 1996 she danced at the premier of Antigone ballet to music by different composers put together by M. Pekarsky (director-choreographer S. Bobrov) thus becoming the creator of the role of Erinyes.

She repeatedly works as choreographer and director outside the Bolshoi Theater.

Among her productions are:

Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theater,

The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky (stage director together with S. Bobrov)

Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army


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