Yevgenia Obraztsova Verified

First Soloist, Mariinsky Ballet
Born: St Petersburg, Russia

Prize-winner at international ballet competitions:
• Vaganova Prix (St Petersburg, 2002);
• Х International Yuri Grigorovich Competition (Moscow, 2005), gold medal;
• Recipient of the Zegna Mariinsky New Talents Award (Paris, 2005);
• Recipient of the annual international Premio per la Danza Leonide Massine (Positano, Italy, 2006);
• Recipient of the Nina Ananiashvili and Gilbert Albert Star prize (Tbilisi, 2008);
• Recipient of the Golden Mask, Russia’s most prestigious theatre prize, for “Best female role in ballet” (Ondine in OndineM, choreography by Pierre Lacotte, 2007);
• Recipient of the medal For Achievements in Culture from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan (2009).
• Recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize from Ballet magazine (2009, category “Star”).
Born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg).
In 2002 she graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of M. A. Vasilieva, Honoured Artist, and also of L. N. Sofronova and I. B. Zubkovskaya).

La Sylphide (Sylph);
Giselle (Giselle);
Pas de quatre (Carlotta Grisi);
Le Corsaire (Trio of Odalisques);
La Bayadère (bayadère in the Grand pas and Trio of Shades) – Vakhtang Chabukiani’s version;
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora);
The Nutcracker (Masha) – staging by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov;
Le Réveil de Flore (Flore) – choreography by Marius Petipa, revival by Sergei Vikharev;
Raymonda (Variation);
Don Quixote (Kitri);
Le Carnaval (Columbine) – choreography by Michel Fokine, revival by Sergei Vikharev;
Petrouchka (Ballerine) – choreography by Michel Fokine;
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria);
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet);
Shurale (Syuimbike) – choreography by Leonid Yakobson;
The Legend of Love (Shirin);
Apollo (Terpsichore), Symphony in C (Allegro vivace), Piano Concerto No 2, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux – choreography by George Balanchine;
In the Night – choreography by Jerome Robbins;
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated – choreography by William Forsythe;
Cinderella (Cinderella), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Tsar Maiden), Anna Karenina (Kitty) – choreography by Alexei Ratmansky;
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Nicole) – choreography by Nikita Dmitrievsky;
Ondine (Ondine) – choreography by Pierre Lacotte;
Parting, choreographic miniature staged by Yuri Smekalov.
First performer of the roles of Ondine (Ondine, choreography and staging by Pierre Lacotte, 2006), Flore (Le Réveil de Flore, Sergei Vikharev’s 2007 revival of Marius Petipa’s 1894 production), Columbine (Le Carnaval, choreography by Michel Fokine, revival by Sergei Vikharev, 2008) and Syuimbike (Shurale, choreography by Leonid Yakobson, 2009 revival).
In 2005 she made her debut at the Opera di Roma in Cinderella (choreographed by Carla Fracci), where she also danced in 2006 as Margherita in the premiere of Faust to music by Franz Liszt (choreographed by Luciano Cannito and staged by Giuseppe Menegatti, with Andrian Fadeyev as Faust).

In 2007 she made her debut at the Arena di Verona. The same year she also performed in the gala concert Roberto Bolle and Friends at La Scala in Milan.
In 2008 she made her debut with NBA Ballet (Tokyo) in the ballet Don Quixote (Kitri), staged by Sergei Vikharev. The same year she was invited by Vladimir Malakhov to make her debut performance at the Berliner Staatsoper in the concert Malakhov and Friends.

In 2009 she made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in The Sleeping Beauty (as Princess Aurora opposite David Makhateli as Prince Désiré), staging by Monica Mason in conjunction with Christopher Newton.

Since 2010 she has been a guest soloist of the ballet company of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow.

Since 2006, she has been a regular participant at the International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Festival in Kazan.

Since 2006 she has also been a regular participant in gala concerts and projects run by the Maris Liepa Foundation. Appeared in a gala concert commemorating Maris Liepa’s seventieth birthday (Moscow, Kremlin Palace).
Together with the Mariinsky Ballet Company, she has toured to Japan (Tokyo), France, the UK (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Germany (Baden-Baden), Austria (Graz), the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and the USA.

Has appeared in Les poupées russes (art film directed by Cédric Klapisch, France, 2005) and Ballerina (a documentary dedicated to ballerinas of the Mariinsky Theatre, directed by Bertrand Normand).


Prize-winner at international ballet competitions:
• Vaganova Prix (St Petersburg, 2002);
• Х International Yuri Grigorovich Competition (Moscow, 2005), gold medal;
• Recipient of the Zegna Mariinsky New Talents Award (Paris, 2005);
• Recipi…


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Yevgenia Obraztsova Heidi S
over 3 years ago

HS: Congratulations on Principal ! :) You are an absolutely beautiful dancer and I really love to watch you perform. Hopefully, one day, I will be able to watch you perform, live. All the very best to you !

YO: Thank you!

Heidi S
8 months ago

You're welcome.))) Thank you very much for responding to me. Receiving your response made me smile.) I wish you a beautiful week. God Bless You, always.

Yevgenia Obraztsova Tony Gittins
almost 3 years ago

TG: Do any of you intend to dance in England? And, if so, will it be London only or will the rest of the country be fortunate?

YO: Please look my personal website, all information there!

Tony Gittins
8 months ago

Thank you, Yevgenia, for getting back to me! I had almost forgotten about this website, as I got no response to earlier questions. You have renewed my faith! haha!! x

Naya  Henry-Noel
10 months ago

Yevgenia you are a stunning dancer and such an inspiration to me! I was wondering what made you know you wanted to be a professional? Thank you!

Yevgenia Obraztsova Ashley Miller
about 3 years ago

AM: Wow! I love you're dancing! It's so pretty! I like Mariinsky too, It was my favorite out of the other nutcracker performances on TV at christmastime.

YO: Thank you!

Yevgenia Obraztsova Elizabeth Olson
over 3 years ago

EO: You have always and will always be my favorite! I just wanted to let you know that you are such an inspiration to me and I hope to meet you some day!

YO: Thank you!

Yevgenia Obraztsova sheronika campbell
about 3 years ago

sc: Wow you are so elegant and beautiful your technique is very presise and just watching yoyou gives me goosebumps i just wanted to ask you what your favourite part about being a ballerina is?

YO: Thank you! The best is dance on stage!

Yevgenia Obraztsova Cathy Peters
about 3 years ago

CP: Beautiful....! You & Your Dance

YO: Thank you

Yevgenia Obraztsova Lola Milic
almost 3 years ago

LM: Yevgenia, you are the best! :)

YO: Thank you!

Yevgenia Obraztsova Diana Yudina
almost 3 years ago

DY: I admire your dancing! such technique and passion! Such dancers are one in a century.

YO: Thank you!

Judy Boc
11 months ago

Can you give us any suggestions on scholarships

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