Contestants

Junior group

Co' Emanuele
Italy
Co' Emanuele
Italy

Born in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. In 2012 was admitted to the Accademia

Ucraina di Balletto (A.U.B.) in Milan, Italy, where he currently studies in class of E. Shchepachev.

In 2014-2016 he attended short-term courses and workshops performed by A. Batalov, A. Litvinov, K. Kuznetsov. He also took part in summer intensives and workshops performed by V. Desnitskiy, B. Rachinskaya, I. Prokofieva, A. Kalchenko.

His repertoire includes the following A.U.B. ballets: Giselle, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake, Don Quixote.

He took part in the following competitions: the Spoleto International Ballet Competition (final, 2017); Premio Maria Antonietta Berlusconi (semi-final, 2016).

Miranda Tenorio, Maria Laura
Miranda Tenorio, Maria Laura
                                                                       
Aliev Aslan
Kyrgyzstan
Aliev Aslan
Kyrgyzstan

Born on December 24, 1998 in Bishkek (Chuy region). Currently studies at еру Bishkek Choreographic School named after Ch. Bazarbaev, class of Muratalieva A.

His repertoire includes variations from Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris and other. Participated in the modern-ballet Personification (choreographed by Honored Artist of the Kyrgyz Republic Osmonov T.), in Romeo and Juliet (red. by Sydykov M.).

Won II prize (juniors) in the IV International Сompetition of the Choreographic Schools Orley (2014, Kazakhstan, Almaty), III prize (seniors) in the V International Сompetition of the Choreographic Schools Orley (2016, Kazakhstan, Almaty).

Ximena Aragon
Ximena Aragon

She was born in 2002.

Ximena Aragon started dancing in Argentina at the age of 6. She was trained at Ballet Sandra Racedo, Estudio de ballet Monica Souto and Estudio de Ballet Tomin Pereira and had as principal teachers Sandra Racedo, Mariana Massera, Monica Souto and Irupe Pereira.

In 2016 she moved to Brazil to continue her training on a full scholarship at Especial Academia de Ballet, where she is under the guidance of Ana Maria Campos, Guivalde de Almeida, Guilherme Oliveira, Valdir Zeller, etc. She is also a junior trainee at Cia Brasileira de Danças Classicas, under the direction of Guivalde de Almeida.

She has performed at a variety of Festivals and Competitions receiving many awards and accolades. She was selected to represent Argentina at YAGP 2016 and this year is taking part in the New York Finals.

Ximena is a performer with a sparkling stage presence and a maturity well beyong her years, whose talent and facility makes her a joy to work with.

Elisabeth Beyer
United States
Elisabeth Beyer
United States

Born in New York on May 16, 2002, Elisabeth Beyer began her ballet training at the age of three. In 2009 at the age of seven, she became a student at the Greenwich Ballet Academy, under the direction of Yuri Vodolaga. In 2015 at the age of 13, Elisabeth was invited to join the Professional Training Program at Ellison Ballet under the direction of Edward Ellison, alongside teacher Jolanta Valeikaite.

Elisabeth has participated in the Youth America Grand Prix for the last six years, each year qualifying for the New York City YAGP Finals. Most recently, in 2017 at age 14, she placed 1st in the Junior category of the Toronto semi-finals, 1st in the Ensembles category for her duet at the Boston semi-finals, and was invited to the finals in NYC in April. In 2016 at age 13, she was awarded the Youth Grand Prix at the Boston semi-finals. That same year, she placed in the top 12 in the NY Finals, performing in the Final Round at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2015 at age 12, she placed 2nd in the Junior category of both the Paris semi-finals and the Boston semi-finals. That same year, in the NY Finals, she performed in the Final Round at the David Koch Theater.

Recently, in June 2016, Elisabeth was cast in the American Ballet Theatre production of Le Corsaire where she performed a full schedule, on pointe, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

She has received numerous scholarship awards including those for summers at the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, Washington School of Ballet, Berlin State Ballet School and Princess Grace Academy, as well as short-term scholarships at the John Cranko School and American Ballet Theater.

Bakhaeva Maria
Russia
Bakhaeva Maria
Russia

Born in 1998 in Moscow. She is a third-year student at the Moscow Ballet School of the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”. Her teacher and rehearser is O. Sharoiko.

Her repertoire includes the following variations: Little Mary (The Nutcracker), Magnolia (Chippolino), Swanhilde (Coppelia); the Friend of Fleur de Lys (Esmeralda), trio “The Ocean and Pearls” (The Little Humpbacked Hourse), Adagio with four cavaliers (The Sleeping Beauty).

She is I prize winner at the Spoleto International Dance Competition, was granted a scholarship of the Moscow government, II prize winner at the Festival-Competition “Allegretto Graziozo”, I prize winner of the International Festival-Competition “Classics and Modernity”.

Nikita Boris
Nikita Boris

Nikita was born in Englewood, NJ on March 1st, 2000. She has been dancing for 14 years and is currently training at the Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory of New York. Previously, she has trained at the Irine Fokine School of Ballet (2005-2008) and Petrov Ballet School (2008-2012). In 2016, she spent two months training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the past few years, she was awarded the silver medal at the South Africa International Ballet Competition, the gold medal at VKIBC New York, the Grand Prix at Concorso di Danza Internazionale “Citta di Spoleto”, the gold medal at Yuri Grigorovich Young Ballet of the World Sochi, Grand Prix at VKIBC St. Petersburg, and the artistry award at the Vaganova Prix. Her repertoire includes variations and pas de deuxs from ballets including, The Fairy Doll, La Fille mal Gardee, The Talisman, La Esmeralda, The Nutcracker, Le Carnaval de Venise, Paquita, and Swan Lake. She is working towards a professional career in ballet.

Borisova Alina
Russia
Borisova Alina
Russia

Born in 2000 in Moscow. Currently studies in Krasnogosk at the Choreographic school of the Moscow Provincial College of Art.

In 2014 took part in the Interregional children’s forum of the Kids Charity Choreography Dance Festival “Svetlana”; in 2015 participated in “Hello, Andersen!”, a choreographic performance of Ilze Liepa’s Charity Foundation for the Promotion of Choreographic and Fine Arts.

She is III Prize Winner of the International Ballet Competition “Golden Pointe Shoes” (2013, France, Paris); II Prize Winner of the XIV International Competition for Kid’s Choreographic Groups “Round Dance – Friendship Dance” (2013, Bulgaria, Obzor); I Prize Winner of the I International Festival-Competition “Classics and Modernity” (2015, Moscow); II Prize Winner in Classical Dance and I Prize Winner in Competitive Dance of the XI International Children and Youth Choreography Competition “Riga Spring – 2015”; I Prize Winner of the II International Festival-Competition “Classics and Modernity” (2016, Moscow) and other.

Borsi Valeria Luisa
Italy
Borsi Valeria Luisa
Italy

Born in Geilenkirchen (Germany) on 27 July 1998.

She has been studying ballet since the age of 10 at the “Gruppo Teatro Danza” school. From 2012 she is a student of Russian Ballet College in Genova, Italy.

In 2016 she participated to the international dance festival “Tanzolymp 2016” and was awarded with a scholarship for the summer stage at the Royal Winnipeg School.

In 2017 she was finalist at the International Ballet Competition “Città di Spoleto”, where she was awarded with the free admission to the international dance festival “Tanzolymp 2018” in Berlin and the international dance competition VKIBC in New York.

In 2010 she participated at the spectacle “Oro” directed by Virgilio Sieni at “Teatro Comunale” in Ferrara, Italy.

In 2013 she participated at the opening show for lounching of “Nave Preziosa MSC” Genova, Italy.

In 2014 she participated at the Gala “Maratona della Danza” at the 57° “Festival dei due mondi” in Spoleto, Italy.

In 2015she participated at the spectacle “Gala Tchaijkovskij” with the State symphony orchestra “Klassika” at the Ariston theatre in Sanremo, Italy.

In 2016 she participated to the gala concert at “Teatro Carlo Felice” in Genova, Italy.

In 2017 she participated at the spectacle “Tribute to Spoleto” in Spoleto, Italy.

Juliette Bosco
Juliette Bosco

Juliette Bosco, 14, was born in Fairfield, CT and has been training at the Ellison Ballet Professional Program since 2012. In November 2014, she was selected by Michael Messerer to perform a soloist role in the Mikhailovsky production of “Class Concert” in Lincoln Center. Her rehearsals and performances garnered an invitation to study at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia along with additional featured and soloist roles with The Mikhailovsky Theatre. In 2015, she was awarded the Gold Medal for her soloist variation of “Grand Pas Classique” and the Silver Medal for the Pas de deux “Grand Pas Classique” at YAGP Finals in NYC. In addition, she was the first recipient of The Natalia Makarova for the most outstanding female dancer during the YAGP Finals in NYC and The Grishko Model Search Winner. She has since then been recognized as an international guest artist and over the last two years has accepted many invitations to perform at galas worldwide which include Lincoln Center in NYC, Beijing, China, Mexico, Indianapolis, Florida and Salt Lake City. In her spare time, Juliette enjoys playing with her dogs in the nearby park. She also volunteers her time at pet adoption centers and raises money for the ASPCA. This past summer, she took pride in her visits to assisted living facilities where she danced and read to the elderly.

Vagal Nadezhda
Russia
Vagal Nadezhda
Russia

Born on July 17, 2002. In 2012 she entered the Krasnoyarsk Choreography College, where she is currently studying.

She actively participates in the school competition for young choreographers “Inspiration”, in which she won II prize in 2013.

Takes part in the following performances: Music box by T. Hiroki (chor. by Lazareva T.), Polonaise-Mazurka by L. Minkus, variation from Harlequinade by R. Drigo, variation of Strawberry from Chipollino by A. Khachaturian, Little Mary and “Pas De Trois” from P. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker staged by the college (2015).

Constantly takes part in the college performances held in various places as well as in charity, graduation and final concerts.

In November 2016 won diploma of the International Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia”.

Gracheva Galina
Russia
Gracheva Galina
Russia

Born in 1999 in Novovoronezh. Currently is a third-year student at the Voronezh Choreographic School in class of Honored Artist of RF T. Frolova.

Her repertoire includes: Kitri’s variation (Don Quixote), Aurora’s variation and the variation of Diamond (The Sleeping Beauty), Swanhilde’s variation (Coppelia), grand pa de deux “Le Carnaval de Venise” (Satanilla), pas de deux (Don Quixote); pas de trois (The Swan Lake).

Participated in Spoleto International Dance Competition (2016, Italy); diploma holder of the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016, Moscow).

Diogo De Oliveira
Portugal
Diogo De Oliveira
Portugal

Diogo de Oliveira was born in 1998 at Porto, Portugal. Began his ballet

studies at the age of 10, most of which have been done at his present school: Escola Domus Dança, Porto. He has attended Summer courses and/or short stays at several international schools, such as: Ballet-Akademie University for Music and Theater – Munich, School of American Ballet – New York, L’École de Danse de l’Opéra National de Paris.

On 2015 he enrolled, on a full year scholarship, at L’École de Danse de l’Opéra National de Paris.

From 2011 through 2016 he was awarded more than 30 different scholarships.

He has also been awarded, among others, the following distinctions:

- 1st prize junior male classical soloist at the Youth American Grand Prix 2013, European Semi-finals, in Paris;

- 1st prize male classical soloist at the Tanzolymp 2014, in Berlin;

- 3rd prize junior m a l e classical soloist at the Istanbul International Ballet Competition 2014;

- 1st prize senior male classical soloist at the Youth America Grand Prix 2015, European Semi-finals, in Paris;

Patricio Di Stabile
Patricio Di Stabile

Patricio Di Stabile is 17 years old and comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began his ballet training at the age of 12 at the School of Teatro Colon, under the direction of Tatiana Fesenko. For three years he attended the professional training program, following the Vaganova method. In 2015 participated in the Prix de Lausanne pre-selection in Buenos Aires and became one of the ten finalist.

Then moved to the USA to study at the Ballet Academy East, in New York City, receiving a full scholarship to their pre-professional program. The program is under the direction of Darla Hoover and the faculty includes world renowned teachers such as Maxim Beloserkovsky, Olga Dvororenko, Gonzalo Garcia, Elizabeth Walker, Cheryl Yeager, Charles Askegard, Wendy Whelan, among others. He attended Willy Burmann’s classes, receiving a scholarship. He began taking contemporary classes at Capezio Peridance Center with Diego Funes, also with a scholarship. In 2016 he danced as a soloist Балетная студия Dances Patrelle, directed by Francis Patrelle, being cast as Snowboy в постановке «Йорквильский Щелкунчик». Most recently, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in New York City, to be held this July.

Egorova Diana
Russia
Egorova Diana
Russia

Born in Voronezh. In 2009 entered the Voronezh Ballet School and currently is a third-year student in class of Honored Artist of RF T. Frolova.

Takes part in various performances of the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre.

She was awarded a diploma at the XIV Russian Youth Dephic Games (2015, Orel); a diploma at the Ekaterina Maksimova Ballet Competition “Arabesque-2016” (2016, Perm); II prize winner at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016, Moscow).

Zakharov Denis
Russia
Zakharov Denis
Russia

Born in 1999. Studies at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography; currently is a second-year student at the Choreography department. His teacher is Honored Artist of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev. He performed at the stages of the Bolshoi Theater, Badminton Theater (Афины), the school theater of the Academy.

His repertoire includes: pa de deux (La Fille mal gardée), Count Cherry’s variation (Chipollino), Jean de Brienne’s variation (Raymonda), Mercuzzo (Juliette, chor. by L. Kannito), On the way home (chor. by R. Kotina), duet (Variations on a Rococo Theme, chor. by A. Miroshnichenko). He was awarded I prize (juniors) at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow); I prize (juniors) at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” (Krasnoyarsk); I prize at the II International Moscow Competition among young performers in classical, jazz-modern and character choreography «DANCE MOSCOW» (Moscow, 2017).

Elena Iseki
Elena Iseki

Started to study ballet at age of 2 in Yokohama, Japan, at RBS ballet company under the direction of Noriko Iseki. Took classes with several renowed international ballet and contemporary teachers around the world. Elena was awarded in several competitions in Japan and around the world, such as:

First place at the Japan Grand Prix 2014

First place at the Youth American Grand Prix Paris 2015

First place at the Riga Internationl Ballet Competition 2016

First place at the European Ballet Grand Prix 2017 in Vienna

First place at the Tanzolymp 2017 in Berlin

Ballet courses in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Perm Ballet School in Russia.

In 2015 Elena was the “Clara“ in the Nutcracker with the StaatsBallet Berlin.

From 2014 until now, Elena is part of the State Ballet School Berlin in Germany.

Victor Caixeta
Victor Caixeta

Started to study ballet at the age of 11 in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, at Vortice Classical School under the direction of Guiomar Boaventura. Took classes with several renowned international ballet and contemporary teachers around the world. From 2013 to 2015 studied with Vladimir Rybyakov graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Victor was awarded in several competitions in Brazil and around the world, such as:

Finalist of Youth America Grand Prix in 2014 and 2015

Participant of the Prix de Lausanne 2015 and won 18 scholarships

First place at the European Ballet Grand Prix 2017 in Vienna

First place at the Tanzolymp 2017 in Berlin

Special jury award at the European Ballet Grand Prix 2017 in Vienna

In 2017 had the experience of dancing the ballet "Rachmaninow" with the Leipzig Ballet Company.

From 2016 until now, Victor is part of the State Ballet School Berlin in Germany.

Hyeji Kang
Hyeji Kang

I was bornBorn on in October 10th, 2001 in Korea.

When I wasShe began to study ballet at the age of 7 years old, I starteter to do ballet.

I have practiced ballet fromShe entered Yoo's Ballet Conservatory since in 2014.

I She was awarded " Most promising female dancer award " in Asian Grand Prix 2015 ,

and Contemporary gold medal at the "South Africa International Ballet Competition" in 2016.

Next I coule be the youngest finalist from "Shanghai Ballet Competition".

Recently as aHer repertoire within Korea Youth Ballet Stars has ballet performanceincludes,:

" 'Bollero, ' The&'Nutcracker' Group dance and Chinese dance,' and 'SNOW.' "

As a soloist I she did ballet "Korea Youth Ballet Stars Festival-Incheon". I haveShe has a variety of ballet experience in the regular stage.

Klyavlina Ekaterina
Russia
Klyavlina Ekaterina
Russia

Born in 2000. In 2010 entered the Moscow Ballet School at the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance "Gzhel"; she is currently the first-year student in class of B. Lapina.

In 2015 she debuted with the role of Little Mary in The Nutcracker staged by the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance "Gzhel" (chor. by Y. Petuchov). In 2016 took part in the XIV Russian Open Choreographic Competition “Arabesque-2016”. Being the youngest participant in the junior group, she won the II prize and was nominated laureate.

Her repertoire includes: pas de deux (La Sylphide), variations from The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Giselle, The Talisman, Raymonda, La Bayadère, The Pharaon’s Daughter, Chipollino, The Nutcracker, La Fille mal gardée.

The II second prize winner (juniors) at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in “Ballet dancers” nomination (Moscow, 2016); 1st grade laureate of the Mayor of Moscow grant in Arts and Culture – 2016.

She received a scholarship of the Galina Ulanova Foundation and Svetlana Zakharova Foundation.

Lyylia Koivuniemi
Finland
Lyylia Koivuniemi
Finland

Lyylia Koivuniemi born on December 27th 1998 started dancing at the age of three. She has danced at the following private ballet schools in the Copenhagen area: Therese Bøvings Balletskole 2002-2011, Hellerup Klassiske Balletskole 2011-2014, Sceneindgangen 2012-2017 and Klassisk Balletskole Værløse 2012-2017. Moreover she has studied at The Royal Danish Ballet School in 2014 and The Finnish National Opera Ballet School in 2015. Currently she traines at Tivoli Ballet Theatre and Dansehallerne in Copenhagen and is privately coached by Emilia Hesselkilde who is a TTP-graduate from Canada NBS. Lyylia has performed roles of Myrtha in Giselle, 1st shade in La Bayadère and soloist roles in Symphony in C as well as Ballo della Regina among others. She also performed at the Tivoli Ballet Theatre in their latest Nutcracker production. Lyylia has trained other dance styles such as contemporary, jazz, tap dance and flamenco. She has participated in Bari Ballet Competition 2013, Vibe Vienna 2017 and AmsterDans 2017 competitions. In the latter she won a silver medal in the category classical preprofessional.

Kokoreva Yelizaveta
Russia
Kokoreva Yelizaveta
Russia

Born in 2000 . she is a first-year student at the Moscow State Academy (Choreography department) in class of Honoured Artist of the RF Prof. Galtseva T.

As part of her training course she constantly and actively performs in: The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, the State Kremlin Palace, the State Central Concert Hall Rossiya, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Badminton (Athens, Greece), School theater of Moscow State Choreography Academy.

Her repertoire includes: Little Mary, Pas de trois, Childrens’ dance, Toy soldiers, Butterflies (The Nutcracker); Manu (La Bayadere); School girl, Rain drops (Moydodyr); The girl and the Reel dance (La Sylphide); the Waltz (Sleeping Beauty); Cupids (Don Quixote); The Lively Garden and Little slaves (Le Corsaire); Birds (The Four Seasons, chor. J. Neumeier); Pas de trios “The Ocean and Pearls” (The Little Humpbacked Hourse); Pas de deux of Lise and Colas (La Fille mal gardée), variation of Kitri (Maksimova) at E. Maksimova Commemoration Meeting.

For excellent academic performance and dance skills she was granted the Grishko Foundation scholarship in 2011-2014. Took part in workshops of B. Eifman Dance Academy and in summer training course in Spain under supervision of Sevastyanova T. (Kvasova) and Yenikeeva G.

Laureate of the All-Russia Competition “Young Talents of Russia-2016”.

Kravchenko Ilona
Kravchenko Ilona

In 2014 entered the Kiev Ballet School “Kiyanochka” (majoring in “Ballet dancer”). Since 2016 she has been part of the Kiev Modern Ballet Theater.

Her repertoire includes: Odette (The Swan Lake); she 1, she 2 (Quartet-a-tet, music by A. Maas). Takes part in Running Through Life, music by J. Bach, W. Mertens; in The Rain choreographic fantasy, music by J. Bach and folk music and in other performances.

With the ballet company she has toured to Spain, the Netherlands, Romania, Belarus, Moldavia and Russia.

Kulish-lubskaya Tatiana
Ukraine
Kulish-lubskaya Tatiana
Ukraine

Born in Kiev in 2000. Since 2010 has been a student at the Kiev State Ballet School.

Her repertoire covers ballets of the National Opera House of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko, including: B. Messerer’s Class Concert, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita (red. by V. Malakhov), The Masked Ball (chor. by V. Malakhov), La Peri (chor. by V. Malakhov).

Among her awards are: III prize at the V International Ballet Competition (Turkey, 2016); laureate of the II and III International Ballet Festival “Grand Prix Kiev-2016” “Grand Prix Kiev-2017” (Ukraine); diploma and special jury award in Mainz, Germany, and Michiko Terada’s award (Киото, Япония).

Toured to Japan, Germany, Slovakia, and Austria. In 2015 took part in the concerts with the Terada Ballet Art School (Kyoto Ballet Theater). Performed leading role in Till Ballet Exists non-fiction movie (Ukraine, 2011).

Jordan Kathleen Coutts – United States Of America
Jordan Kathleen Coutts – United States Of America

Jordan was born on April 2, 2002 in Los Angeles, California and has been dancing ballet since the age of four. Jordan has studied the Vaganova method since she first began ballet. She currently trains with Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky at V&T Classical Ballet Academy in Laguna Hills, California. In 2017, Jordan competed in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition where she received the Bronze Medal in the New York City Finals and the Youth Grand Prix Award at the Semi Finals in San Diego, California. In 2016, Jordan received Top 12 in the Junior Category at the YAGP New York City Finals and 1st place at the Semi Finals in San Diego. Through YAGP, Jordan has received short term scholarships to the Royal Ballet School, Tanzakademie Zürich, and John Cranko Schüle. She was also invited to a private audition to the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris and has received scholarships to the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace and Bolshoi Ballet Academy summer intensive programs. Jordan is the Grand Prize Finalist in the 2017 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards. She represents the Russian Pointe brand as the “Russian Pointe One to Watch” for YAGP and is a Brand Ambassador. Jordan has performed in various ballet productions including the roles of Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker.

Lazareva Alesya
Russia
Lazareva Alesya
Russia

Born in Tolyatti. In 2015 entered the Moscow Ballet School of Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”. Currently is a fifth-year student in class of Mineeva Y.

In 2016 performed the role of Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

Laureate of the All-Russian Competition for Young Talents “The Blue Bird” (2016); Grand prix in International Competition-Festival for Children and Youth Crafts “Moscow Time”; I Prize Winner (juniors) in Tallinn International Ballet Competition (2016); III Prize Winner at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016); I Prize Winner at the III International Festival-Competition “Classics and Modernity”. She was awarded the Moscow Mayor Grant in Culture and Art in 2016.

Lebedic Anastasia
Russia
Lebedic Anastasia
Russia

Born in. She is currently the first-year student at the Komi Republic School of Arts, department of “Ballet Art”, located in Syktyvkar. Her teacher is Honored Cultural Worker of Russia O. Fedotova.

Her repertoire includes leading roles in school ballets The Adventures of Buratino and The Snow Queen of the Primavera Dance Ensemble.

She was awarded I grade laureate at the International Children and Youth Competition for Classical Dance “The Nutcracker Invites” for “Duet” (Yekaterinburg, 2016).

Li Siyi
Chinese
Li Siyi
Chinese

Born on 12th ,Dec. 2000 in China. She began to study ballet at the age of 9 at the Liaoning Ballet School in 2011, she is a six year student now.

Award: 1st Award of Japanese Youth Ballet Competition, junior 2015.

1st Award of Wien European International Ballet Competition, junior 2017.

Ballets she performed: Ballet Gala, Eight Heroines, The Nutcracker.

Soo-bin, lee
Soo-bin, lee

Born on October 7, 1998. Currently attends the Korea National University of Arts School of Dance, Department of Dance Performance (Ballet). She has also taken courses with the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, the SunHwa Arts School of Dance and the Korea National Ballet Academy.

PERFORMANCE EXPERENCE

30.Mar. 2017 Primorsky stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

-Giselle of “Giselle”

9. Dec. 2016 Primorsky stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

-Odette, Odile of “Swan Lake”

9. Sep. 2016 Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

-Giselle of “Giselle”

8. Aug. 2016 The 1th International Mariinsky Far East Festival , Vladivostok

-Black Swan Pas de deux

30.April. 2016 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition gala performance

-Black Swan Pas de deux

27,29. Jan.2016. Sofia National Opera and Ballet

-Nikiya of La bayadere

11 - 13. Sep. 2015. XX International Ballet Festival of Miami 2015 / USA.

- "Giselle" Pas de deux II act. "Carmen - Habanera"

10. Jul. 2015. The Korea World Dance Stars Festival 2015 / Korea.

- Young Star performance "La Bayadere - Nikiya's Death"

24 - 26. Jun. 2015. The Expo Milano 2015 / Italy.

- Pas de deux di PANSORI MELODIA “Chun Hyang”

23. Mar. 2015. Sofia National Opera and Ballet during the Season 2014/2015.

- Odette and Odile of "Swan Lake".

29. Aug. 2013. SunHwa Arts School Dance Festival 2013 -

- "Sleeping Beauty" Grand Pas de duex

25. Dec. 2010. Korea National Ballet "The Nutcracker - little Clara performance”

- Many other Performance -

AWARDS

VAGANOVA- PRIX 2016

-Senior Female 1st Prize

The 26th International Ballet Competition Varna 2014

- SPECIAL DISTINCTION -VERNA 2014"

- THE SPECIAL PRIZE 'EMILL DIMITROV' FOR YOUNG TALENTS"

- PARTICIPATION IN A CENTRAL ROLE IN A PERFORMANCE OF THE SOPIA NATIONAL

OPERA AND BALLET DURING THE SEASON 2014/2015"

Youth America Grand Prix 2013 - "Junior Female 3rd Prize"

The 9th Seoul International Dance Competition 2012 - "Ballet Pre-Junior Female 1st Prize"

Maria Luiza Volponi Magalhães
Brazilia
Maria Luiza Volponi Magalhães
Brazilia

Age 16

Born in 2001. She started ballet in 2010. Since 2015 she has studied at Ballet Vortice as student of Guiomar Boaventura.

Festivals and Prizes:

2014 – Was accepted at Bolshoi Brazil School

2015 –Passo de Arte Minas Festival – Pas de deux Satanella – 3rd place

Passo de Arte Indaiatuba Festival -Pas de deux Satanella

Premio de Dança – Satanella variation – 1st place and won 2 weeks of ballet classes at Staaatliche Balletschule Berlin

Joinville Dance Festival – The awakening of Flora group

2016 – Picked out for Tanzolymp – Paquita variation and Contemporary sol -Mel(o)dia

Joinville Dance Festival _ Ondine, act 2, group

Prix de Lausanne pre-selection in La Plata (Argentina)

2017 – Youth American Grand Prix – New York finals – Pas de deux Satanella

Marukyan Razmik
Armenia
Marukyan Razmik
Armenia

Born on March 10, 2000, in Etchmiadzin. In 2009 entered the Yerevan State Ballet School, Classical dance department; in 2016 graduated from the school and was qualified as ballet dancer. During his studies he was actively involved in performance practices. Since 2017 he has been dancing at the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Spendiaryan. In 2017 debuted with the role of Prince Zvezdich in Masquerade by A. Khachaturian.

He is laureate of the I prize and special prize for artistry at Le Concours Prix Arabesque in Brussels (2017).

Morais Gabriel
Brazil
Morais Gabriel
Brazil

Born on March 1st, 1999 in the city of João Pessoa (Brazil). He began studying ballet at age 13 at School of the Teatro Santa Rosa. Student at the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil since 2013, dancing as corps de ballet and soloist in several ballets, such as: The Corsair, Raymonda, The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardée, Satanella, and Opera Prince Igor. The main performances as soloist are: Colas of the La Fille Mal Gradée, Knight of the Opera of Prince Igor, and French and Chinese Dance in the reassembly of Ballet “The Nutcracker” by Vladimir Vasiliev. He had as teachers and essayists: Galina Kravchenko, Airat Khakimov, Dmitry Afanasiev, Liudmila Sinelnikova, Maxim Vasilyev, Vladmir Sychev and Denys Nevidommy.

Morozov Ilia
Russia
Morozov Ilia
Russia

Born in 1999 in Haifa, Israel. Moved to Kiev when he was 4. At the age of 7 he entered the Children Ballet School of the National Honored Academic Dance Ensemble of Ukraine named after P. Virsky. During his studies he actively performed and toured with the ensemble. Then he entered the Kiev State Ballet School where he is currently studying. His teacher is Honored Artist of Ukraine V. Denisenko.

Ilia took part in the performances staged by the school and the T. Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. He was involved in V. Malachov’s ballets Masked Ball and La Peri (soloist).

His repertoire includes: Pa de deux (The Stream), soloist (Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor), Pa de deux and Actaeon’s variation (La Esmeralda). He was awarded diploma at the International Competition-Festival in Kiev, Ukraine (2015); he was laureate of two International Competition-Festivals Grand Prix Kiev (2016 and 2017).

Omurbayev Sanzhar
Kyrgyzstan
Omurbayev Sanzhar
Kyrgyzstan

Born in 1999 in Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan. In 2010 he entered the Bishkek Ballet School named after Ch. Bazarbaev. He is currently the second-year student in class of M. Manaikulovna.

His repertoire covers variations from the following ballets: Coppelia, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The Flames of Paris, Paquita, La Bayadere, La Esmeralda, The Swan Lake and other. He has also taken part in The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet (chor. by M. Sydykov).

His awards: I prize at the IV International Ballet Competition “Orley” (Kazakhstan, Almaty, 2014); diploma at the V International Ballet Competition “Orley” (Kazakhstan, Almaty, 2016).

Osipyuk Arina
Russia
Osipyuk Arina
Russia

Born in 2000. Currently is a second-year student at the School of Classical Dance. Her classical dance teacher is I. Vasilieva, her teacher and rehearser is G. Ledyakh.

Her repertoire in the school performances: Masha, Princess Masha (The Nutcracker, chor. by G. Ledyakh); Sylphide (W. Mozart’s Little Night Music); Elf Princess (A. Adam, O. Lecocq, L. Delibes Tiny ballet Planet); variations from the classical ballets, modern choreography performances.

III prize at the X International Ballet Competition “TANZOLYMP” (Berlin, Germany, 2013); Grand prix at the International Competition “International Dance Games” (Italy, 2013); Special diploma at the I All-Russian Festival of Choreographic Schools dedicated to the 75th anniversary of R. Nureyev’s birth (Ufa, 2013); I prize at the International Moscow Competition among young performers in classical, jazz-modern and character choreography “DANCEMOSCOW” (2016); I prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (juniors) (Moscow, 2016).

Park Ji Won
Park Ji Won

He comes from a family of musical producers and had many opportunities to watch various kinds of performances since he was young.

Among them, his heart started beating when he watched ballet performances.

Thus, at the age of 12, he started learning ballet, and it interested him a lot as expected.

He has been learning ballet since then, and he has been awarded at national and international competitions.

Park, Seon Mee
Republic Of Korea
Park, Seon Mee
Republic Of Korea

She was born in Korea. She is 18 years old. She started studying ballet at the age of 10. She studies at the art school (Korea National University of Arts). She won an award at the International Ballet Competition. She was awarded at the Vaganova Prix in Petersburg.She dances at the gala at Vaganova prix contest this year.

Jullie Pinheiro
Jullie Pinheiro

Jullie Pinheiro was born in Piaui, and started dancing in Terezina at the age of 6. She was trained at Escola de Dança do estado do Piaui Lenir Argento and Ballet Helly Batista and had as principal teachers Lorena Palha Dias and Helly Batista Junior.

In 2016 she moved to São Paulo to continue her training on a full scholarship at Especial Academia de Ballet, where she is under the guidance of Ana Maria Campos, Guivalde de Almeida, Guilherme Oliveira, Valdir Zeller, etc. She is also a junior trainee at Cia Brasileira de Danças Classicas, under the direction of Guivalde de Almeida.

She has performed at a variety of Festivals and Competitions receiving many awards and accolades. She was selected to represent Brazil at YAGP New York Finals in 2014, 2015, 2016 and was a winner at the pre-selection in Argentina for the Prix de Lausanne 2017. She will also attend the YAGP Finals in New York in April 2017.

Platonova Anastasia
Russia
Platonova Anastasia
Russia

Born in the Voronezh region. Currently studies at the Yakutsk Ballet School named after A. & N. Poselskikh in class of M. Gavrilieva.

Actively participates in concerts and productions of the school and the State Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Her repertoire includes: the Shades (La Bayadere), the Swans (The Swan Lake), the Willis (Giselle) and other. She danced the role of The Little Robber Girl in The Snow Queen chor. by A. Polubentsev, and Maria in The Cavalry Halt.

She was awarded the II prize at the V International Competition in Spoleto (Italy, 2017); II grade laureate at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” (Krasnoyarsk, 2016); diploma at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in “Ballet dancers” nomination (Moscow, 2016); diploma at the XIV  Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque–2016” named after Ekaterina Maximova (Perm, 2016).

She took part in the school’s tour to Japan (2014). Attended courses at the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi (2015). Since 2015 she has been granted a scholarship by the Republican Committee of the Trade Union of Cultural Workers of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Pugachev Igor
Russia
Pugachev Igor
Russia

Born in 1998 . Currently is a third-year student at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography in class of Orekhov S. (classical dance teacher) where he studies Choreography.

As part of his training course he actively performs in: the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, the State Kremlin Palace, the School theater of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and other.

His repertoire includes: Childrens’ dance, Variation of Slave (Le Corsaire), Childrens’ dance (La Fille mal gardée), Nabukko’s dream (opera Nabukko), Toy Nutcracker, the Russian dance, the Chinese dance, Prince’s variation (The Nutcracker), the Waltz (Sleeping Beauty), Ostap’s variation of (Taras Bulba), the Sabre Dance (Gayane), Pas de deux (The Flames of Paris).

He is III Prize Winner of the II International Moscow Competition for Young Performers in Classical, Modern and Character Choreography “DANCE MOSCOW” (Москва, 2017) and received a special award of B. Eifman’s Dance Academy.

Sabantseva Ekaterina
Russia
Sabantseva Ekaterina
Russia

Born in 1999 in Novosibirsk. Currently is a second-year student at the Novosibirsk State Ballet School, class of Honoured Artist of Russia T. Kapustina.

Repeatedly and successfully participated in the school competitions for young dancers.

Her repertoire includes: The Three Odalisques (Le Corsaire), Pa de deux (Coppelia), variations of the classical pa de deux (Satanella) among other. As soloist and group dancer she is also involved in the productions of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater: Manu (La Bayadere), Masha (The Nutcracker), Ballerina (The Story of Kai and Gerda), the Fortune (Mozart and Salieri), Ballerina (The Steadfast Tin Soldier) among other.

She was granted scholarship of Svetlana Zakharova, Prima-ballerina of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia.

Sitalo Veronika
Russia
Sitalo Veronika
Russia

Born in 2000 in the Kamchatka region. Currently is the second-year student at the Novosibirsk State Ballet School, class of Honored Artist of Russia T. Kapustina.

Her repertoire includes: the Fairy’s variation (The Sleeping Beauty), Little cupid (Don Quixote), the variation of the Peasant pas de deux (Giselle), Gulnara, the Forban (solo), Odalisques (Le Corsaire) to mention a few. She also performed several solo character dances. She is involved in the productions of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater: Manu (La Bayadere), Pa de trois (The Nutcracker), Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Paquita and other. Among her awards are III prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers; laureate title at the All-Russian Competition “Young Talents of Russia” (2015), II prize at the III International Classical Dance Competition for Children and Young Dancers "The Nutcracker Invites" (Yekaterinburg).

She was granted scholarship by the Mayor of Novosibirsk and the Governor of the Novosibirsk region.

Sorokin Ivan
Russia
Sorokin Ivan
Russia

Born in the Komi Republic. Currently attends the Gymnasium of Arts named after Y. Spiridonov in Syktyvkar specializing in “Ballet Art”, class of V. Kovyalyaeva.

His repertoire includes leading roles of Buratino and Kai in school ballets The Adventures of Buratino and The Snow Queen of the Primavera Dance Ensemble of the Gymnasium of Arts named after Y. Spiridonov.

Among his awards are: the prize of the government of the Komi Republic in Culture and Art; I grade laureate title at the International Children and Youth Competition for Classical Dance “The Nutcracker Invites” for “Trio” (Yekaterinburg, 2016).

Xu Mohan
China
Xu Mohan
China

Born on 18 July 2002 in China. In 2014 he became a student at Liaoning Ballet School. He has studied there for almost 3 years. As a hard-working student, he has achieved good awards in competitions. Xu Mohan has taken part in several public performances home and abroad. For example, he played a role in “Nutcracker” with other professional dancers. Recently, he has won the third prize in Tanzolymp 2017 Internationales Tanzfestival Berlin. Although he is still at a young age, he has shown a great talent in ballet.

Natsumi Takao
Japan
Natsumi Takao
Japan

Born in Japan on July 27, 2002. She began to study ballet at the age of 3. Studied under guidance of Ms Mari Shimizu of Mari Ballet Youth School. She won a prize in ballet contest in Nagoya in 2016.

She attended workshop of the Berlin national ballet school in June, 2016. She also took classes of Emi Hariyama and Vladimir Malakhov.

In addition, she got the scholarship for the summer workshop in Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 2017.

She was also granted a scholarship for summer workshops at Kirov Ballet Academy Washington, DC and Canadian National Ballet School.

AT the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in April she became one of the Top 12 in the junior division and won the Canadian Final competition.

Tsembengoy Marianna
Russia
Tsembengoy Marianna
Russia

Born in 2001 in Kiev. In 2016 finished the Ballet Gymnasium “Kiyanochka”, class of K. Istomina. Currently is a first-year student at the Kiev Choreographic School.

Actively participates in productions, concerts, and tours of the Kiev Academic Youth Theatre. Her repertoire includes: Pas de deux (La Fille mal gardée, The Sleeping Beauty), Pas de trois (Fairy Doll), Masha (Klara) in The Nutcracker (red. by E. Kaigorodova).

She was awarded: I prize at the International Youth Classical Dance Competition in Odessa (Ukraine, 2012); I prize at the International Youth Classical Dance Competition in Kharkov (Ukraine, 2013); I prize and D. Matvienko’s prize at the International Competition of Classic and Contemporary Choreography in Kiev (Ukraine, 2014-2015); II prize at the VI Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Russia, Sochi, 2016); II prize in “Classical Choreography” and I prize in “Contemporary Choreography” at the semi-final YAGP-2017 (France, Paris).

Carolyne Freitas
Carolyne Freitas

Started her studies at Itego em Artes Basileu França in Goiania, Brasil.

Awarded in many national and international competitions as: Festival de Dança de Joinville, Passo de Arte in Indaiatuba SP , Youth America Grand Prix / NY , Tanzolymp and Prix of Lausanne with classical variations, contemporary solo, grand pás, duets and ensembles.

Soloists in great ballet productions of ballet with orchestra at Itego em Artes Basileu França such as: The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere

In 2016 won a full year scholariship at Houston Ballet.

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter is 15 years old from Southern California. She is in 10th grade and attends Laurel Springs High School. She started dancing from age 9 but began training seriously in classical ballet at age 13. She currently trains under the instruction of Mrs. Alla Khaniashvili, former principal ballerina of the Bolshoi ballet, for her ballet training and works with John Clifford for her contemporary works. She most recently won the bronze medal at Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals 2017, she has also won a prize at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland 2017, she is also a Spotlight Music Center Awards grand prize finalist, and Lauren also won the bronze medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2016. Lauren has performed leading roles of princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Sugarplum in the Nutcracker, and Nikiya in La Bayadere.

Hassemer Franziska
Germany
Hassemer Franziska
Germany

Born on 11 January 2002 in Germany. She began to study ballet at the age of 10 at the Ballet school of Mainz. She took part in several ballet competitions, such as Spoleto IBC - 2015, “Nutcracker invites” in Yekaterinburg -2016, where she got II Prize, Grand Prix of Siberia in Krasnoyarsk-2016, where she got a diploma. Her repertoire includes parts in such ballets as “Swan lake”, “Le Corsaire”, “Don Quixote”, Nutcracker”, “Vain precaution”,”Paquita, La Bayadere” etc.

Fabienne Alina Hott
Fabienne Alina Hott

Born in 1998 in Germany. Since 2009 a student of the Ballet School Mainz, Germany.

Teachers for classical Ballet: Igor Mamonov and Irina Starostina, modern: Regina van Berkel, character dance: Nina Bakhareva.

In 2012 at the “IV International Yury Grigorovich Competition”, Sochi, diploma after the 2nd round and offer for the Eifman Academy.

Participant at the Jubilee Gala of Denisenko, National Oper Kiev, 2013.

In 2013 participant at the “XII Moscow International Ballet Competition and contest of choreographers”, Moscow.

Laureate winner at the “International Junior Competition of Classical Dance Performers” and invitation by head of jury Sergei Filin for performing at his gala, Yekaterinburg 2014.

Participant at the “Grand Prix of Siberia”, Krasnojarsk 2014.

Laureate and Scholarship winner classical and contemporary at the International Ballet Competition „Cittá di Spoleto “2015.

Laureate and Special Award winner at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix Kiev” under direction of Nabuhiro Terada, Gala performance at the National Opera Kiev, 2015.

Diplom and Special Award winner at the 8th Korea International Ballet Competition, 2015.

Tour in Ukraine and Moldova to the Memorial by “Maya Plisetskaya “. December 2015 until January 2016 tour in Spain with the Great Russian Ballet.

Laureate and Special Award winner at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix Kiev” under direction of Nabuhiro Terada, Gala performance at the National Opera Kiev, 2016.

Laureate winner at the “International Junior Competition of Classical Dance Performers” and invitation by head of jury Sergei Filin for performing at his gala, Yekaterinburg 2016.

July until August 2016 Tour in Japan and Gala in Tokio with Denis Matvienko and Farukh Ruzimatov. November and December 2016 Tour in United States.

Laureate and Special Award winner at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix Kiev” under direction of Nabuhiro Terada, Gala performance at the National Opera Kiev, 2017.

Repertory includes variations from “Sleeping Beauty”, “Pas de Quatre”, “Carlotta Grisi”, “La Fille mal gardée”, “Carmen-Suite”, “Bolero”, “Flamme de Paris”, Stepmother Variation from the Ballet “Snow white and the 7 dwarfs”, “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker”, “Paquita”, “La Bayaderé “, “Le Corsaire” and “Don Quixote”

Karlis Cirulis
Latvia
Karlis Cirulis
Latvia

I was born in 1. december 1998 in Riga. I started my ballet education when i was nine years old in the only professional ballet school in Latvia. I graduated in 2016. I won gold medal in International Baltic ballet competition and silver medal in Korean International ballet competition. In 2016 I joined Latvian National opera and ballet, I am young soloist right now. I have danced in my first year many roles that usually so young dancers as me do not get a chance to dance. My roles includes Prince in ballet Nutcracker, Slave in ballet Le Corsaire, Blue bird in Sleeping beauty and Pas de trois in ballet Swan lake. I am hoping that there is more to come.

Jeon Jimin
Korea
Jeon Jimin
Korea

She is 16 years old and was born 5 October 2001 in Korea. Her hight is 173 cm, she started ballet at the age of 7. She has gone at "Yoo's Ballet Conservatory", she is a member of Korea "Youth ballet Stars" which is the young adult ballet company. Recently she performed Indian dance from "Nut cracker" and Contemporary there.

Chino Mark
Russia
Chino Mark
Russia

Born on February 2, 1999. Since 2009 he has been attending the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, class of People’s Artist of Russia Anisimov V.

As part of his training course he constantly and actively performs in: The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the State Kremlin Palace, the Badminton (Athens, Greece), School theater of Moscow State Choreography Academy, etc.

His repertoire includes: The Hungarian Rhapsody (music by F. Liszt), Colin’s variation (La Fille mal gardée), Siegfried’s variation, pas de trois (The Swan Lake), variation (Satanella), Mercuzzo’s friends (the one-act ballet Juliet, chor. by L. Cannito), the Ocean (The Humpbacked Horse), pas de deux (The Sleeping Beauty), Young poet (Chopeniana).

With the Academy he has frequently performed abroad, namely in Italy, Greece.

I prize at the XII Japan Grand Prix-2014; golden medal and the Press jury’s award at the XIV Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque–2016” named after Ekaterina Maximova (Perm); golden medal at the VI Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sochi, 2016); golden medal at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” (Krasnoyarsk, 2016).

Grant holder of the government of the Russian Federation (2016-2017).

Shelomentseva Anastasia
Russia
Shelomentseva Anastasia
Russia

Born in 1998 in the Moscow region. Since 2009 she has attended the Moscow Ballet School of the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”, class of O. Sharoiko. Currently she is a third-year student.

Actively participates in the school’s concerts.

Her repertoire: Cupid’s variation (Don Quixote), Swanhilde’s friend (Coppelia), the central pair (Italian suite), The Guadalquivir (The Pharaoh's Daughter), Adagio with four suitors (The Sleeping Beauty), Cinderella (Cinderella).

She became laureate of the I prize at the International Competition

“Allegretto Grazioso” (2016); diploma holder at the International Festival-Competition “We are 20 million”; II prize laureate at the International Moscow Competition among young performers in classical, jazz-modern and character choreography «DANCE MOSCOW».

Yeojin Shim
Republic Of Korea
Yeojin Shim
Republic Of Korea

April 2000 in Repubic of Korea. She began to study ballet at the age of 3 at the Lemon Ballet School. In 2013 she became a student at Yewon School of Arts from which she graduate in 2016. In 2011 she won gold prize at Tskuba International Ballet Competition. She won gold prize at Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals 2012 . In 2015 She won gold prize at Tanzolymp Berlin, Bronze Prize at Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals 2015, Youth Grand Prix At Asian Grand Prix Ballet Competition. she won 3rd Prize at Helsinki International Ballet Competition. From 2012 up to now she is the soloist of Korea Youth Ballet Stars. Her repertoire includes the following roles: Colombine in “Harlequinade”, chor. by Marius Petipa, Esmeralda in “Esmeralda”, Diana in “Diana and Acteon”, Chinese and Spanish from Nut Cracker, etc

Rafaela Figueredo Henrique
Brazilia
Rafaela Figueredo Henrique
Brazilia

Born on August 06, 2000. She began to study ballet at the Danzaria Estudio de Dança whichs he finished in 2014. Then, in 2015, she took a two-year course at Especial Academia de Ballet. In her studies she was guided by Ana Maria Campos, Guivalde de Almeida and many other talanted teachers.

Her performance experience includes the following productions:

Coppelia

Raymonda

Le corsaire

Paquita

The nutcracker

Swan Lake

Ondine

Graduation Ball

La bayadere

Preludes CV variation – John Neumaier

She takes part in various competions, namely:

Prix de Lausanne 2017 finalist

Scholarship to Houston Ballet – Houston, Texas, EUA

Youth America Grand Prix 2017 finals in NY selected - awarded at a national competition

Youth America Grand Prix 2013 finals in NY

Joinville Dance Festival (BR) 2012, 2014 and 2016

Passo de Arte Dance Festival (BR) (1st, 2th and 3th places with groups and variations)

Gala Clássica Internacional, Raymonda suíte with Companhia Brasileira de Danças Clássicas

Senior group

Bachtiyar Adamzhan
Kazakhstan
Bachtiyar Adamzhan
Kazakhstan

Born in 1992. Graduated from the Almaty Ballet School named after A. Seleznev.

In 2011-2013 he was soloist at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Abay. Since 2013 he has been soloist at the Astana Opera.

Repertoire: Spartacus (Spartacus), Prince (The Nutcracker), Jester (The Swan Lake), Basil (Don Quixote), Solor (La Bayadere), Nurali (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Quasimodo (Notre-Dame de Paris).

Awards: diploma of KIBC (South Korea, 2009); І prize at the International Ballet Competition “Orley” (2010); the grant of the First President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbaev; I prize at the International Festival “Shabyt” (2012); II prize at “Grand Prix Siberia” (Krasnoyarsk, 2014); Grand Prix of the International Ballet Competition (Istanbul, 2016); Grand Prix of the International Ballet Competition (Astana, 2016); I prize at the International Ballet Competition (Seoul).

Jin Sung An
Korea
Jin Sung An
Korea

Born on September 5th, 1995 in Korea. He graduated from the Ballet Academy and the Sang Myung University (School of Dance).

After entering the Seoul Ballet Company, he has been performing classical ballet

performances such as The Nutcracker and Napoli.

Dingwen Ao
China
Dingwen Ao
China

Born on June 28th, 1994 in China. She graduated from Liaoning Ballet School. At present she occupies a position of soloist at the Liaoning Ballet.

Among her awards: Special Jury Award of III Tokyo International Ballet Competition (2010), 2d Prize at Helsinki Award International Ballet Competition (2012), Special Jury Award of II Beijing International Ballet and Choreographer Competition (2013).

Her repertoire includes solo parts in such ballets as The Nutcracker, Spartacus, Le Corsaire, Eight Heroines, The Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Lullaby of Liaohe etc.

Baibaeva Yekaterina
Russia
Baibaeva Yekaterina
Russia

Born in 1991. Graduated with honors from the Mari Republican School of Culture and Arts. In 2007 was invited to the Mari National Opera and Ballet Theatre; since 2009 – principal dancer.

Repertoire: Nikiya, Gamzatti (La Bayadere), Aegina (Spartacus), Cinderella, Odette-Odile (The Swan Lake), Titania (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Carmen Suita, Mary (The Nutcracker), Myrtha (Gyselle), The Sleeping Beauty, Fleur de Lys (Esmeralda) etc.

Awards: diploma of the II Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sochi, 2008); diploma of the E. Maksimova Ballet Competition “Arabesque” (2014); laureate of the National Theater Award (2015); II prize at the International Competition “Young Ballet of the World (Sochi, 2016); III prize at the International Ballet Competition Grand Prix of Siberia and the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016).

Caio Baratelli
Brazil
Caio Baratelli
Brazil

From 2016 he has been training on a full scholarship at Especial Academia de Ballet, where he is under the guidance of A. M. Campos, G. de Almeida, G. Oliveira, V. Zeller etc. He is a dancer at Cia Brasileira de Danças Classicas directed by G. de Almeida.

He has performed at a variety of Festivals and Competitions receiving many awards and accolades.

His repertoire includes full-lenght productions of Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Le Corsaire, as well as Harlequinade Suite, Graduation Ball and Raymonda Pas Hongrois. He has been also involved into neoclassical and contemporary works by B. Pacheco, A. Neri, V. Zeller etc.

Katherine Barkman
Сша
Katherine Barkman
Сша

Born on December 21st, 1996. He has trained ballet under the guidance of N. Pavlenko. She is a Principal dancer for Ballet Manila (directed by L. Macuja-Elizalde).

Repertoire: Kitri (Don Quixote), Giselle (Giselle), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen (The Nutcracker), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Le Corsaire, Corazon (Rebel, chor. M. Lawrance). She is currently preparing for Odette/Odile (The Swan Lake).

Awards: Gold Medal (Women's Senior Classical Division) at the 2014 Youth American Grand Prix in Philadelphia; finalist at the 2014 Youth American Grand Prix in New York; Gold Medal (Classical Variation), Bronze Medal (Contemporary Dance) at Tanzolymp-2015 in Berlin; Gold Medal at the V. Kozlova International Ballet Competition; Bronze Medal at the 2015 Concorso Internazionale di Danza in Spoleto and Silver Medal at the 2015 Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong.

Armando Barros
Brazil
Armando Barros
Brazil

Born in Goiânia. He trained Ballet and Jazz at the Studio Dançarte before being a student at Technological Institute of Goiás in Arts Basileu França; graduated in 2016. He has been participating in several festivals such as Youth America Grand Prix in New York, Passo de Arte in São Paulo, Festival de Dança de Joinville. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Ballet Theater School Basileu França under the direction of S. Malta, where he is involved in various contemporary dance works and large repertoires such as The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, The Swan Lake.

Beishenaliev Ramanbek
Kyrgyzstan
Beishenaliev Ramanbek
Kyrgyzstan

Born in Bushkek, Kyrgyzstan. Studied at the Bishkek Ballet School named after Ch. Bazarbaev. In 2014 graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, class of N. Shcheglova and joined the Mariinsky ballet company. His tutor and rehearser is R. Abdyev.

His repertoire includes: Grand pas (Raymonda, chor.  by M.Pitipa in red. by K. Sergeev), the Young man (The Fontan of Bakhchisarai, chor. by R. Zakharov), the Troubadour (Romeo and Juliet, chor. by  L. Lavrovsky), Autumn (Cinderella, chor. by  A. Ratmansky), Harlequin, the Dutch sailor (The Bronze Horseman, chor. by  Y. Smekalov), the Officer (Paquita, chor. by  Y. Smekalov), the Saltimbanco, the Blackamoor doll (The Nutcracker, chor. by  V. Vainonen), Rubies (Jewells, chor. by  G. Balanchine). Took part in ballets staged by young choreographers (2015-2017).

With the Mariinsky ballet company he toured to the USA, Germany, China, Japan, and Slovenia.

Ingyu Baek
Korea
Ingyu Baek
Korea

Born on November 19, 1993 in Korea. He entered Art High School

in 2009 and graduated in 2011. He received a statue at the Korea International Ballet Competition in 2015 and got the Grand Prix at the Teachers Association Competition in 2015. From 2012 to 2014 he acted as a leading dancer at

Seoul Ballet. In 2015 he was a member of the National Ballet Company.

In 2016 he danced as a leading dancer in the Gwangju Municipal Ballet

Company.

He is currently working at Seoul Ballet.

Repertoire: Paquita, Diana and Acteon pas de deux, Napoli, Basil (Don Quixote)etc.

Justin Valentine
Usa
Justin Valentine
Usa

Born on March 24th, 1998. Since 2014 till now he is a student at V. Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York. In 2016 Fall semester he was training by invitation at Vaganova Ballet Academy. He also took up Summer Programs of American Ballet Theater, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet and VKDCNY Spain. He is a laureate of many prestigious ballet competitions, such as South Africa International Ballet Competition (Bronze Medal, 2016), International Ballet Competition Citti di Spoleto (Gold Medal, 2016), Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World”, Sochi, Russia (Gold Medal, 2016). His repertoire includes pas de deux from Esmeralda, Talisman, The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Vain Precaution.

Zhanfeng Wang
China
Zhanfeng Wang
China

Born on October 9th, 1997 in China. He studied ballet at the Liaoning Ballet School. In 2014 he joined the company of the Liaoning Ballet and now occupies the position of the soloist.

Among his awards – 3d prize of III Beijing International Ballet Competition (2012), 1st prize of Seoul International Dance Competition (2013).

His repertoire includes roles in such ballets as Spartacus, Le Corsaire, Eight Heroines, Romeo & Juliet etc.

Marcos Vinicius
Brazil
Marcos Vinicius
Brazil

He studied ballet at the Cultural Centro Gustav Ritter, Goiania, Brazil. In 2015 he won a scholarship to Rosella Hightower where he finished his studies.

Awarded at variety of domestic and international competitions as Festival de Dança de Joinville, Passo de Arte in Indaiatuba, Youth America Grand Prix in New York, Tanzolimp and Prix of Lausanne with classical variations, contemporary solo, grand pás, duets and ensembles.

In 2012 danced as a guest at ITS Amsterdam Festival. 

Currently he is a soloists of Itego em Artes Basileu França.

Repertoire: The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Swan Lake, La Bayadere.

Voloshin Igor
Ukraine
Voloshin Igor
Ukraine

Born in Kiev. In 2008 graduated from the Kiev State Ballet School; in 2013 graduated from the Kiev National University of Cinema, Theater and Television named after I. Karpenko-Kary majoring in classical ballet production.

In 2008-2012 he danced at the National Theater in Belgrade, Serbia. He had solo parts in La Bayadere, Six Dancers, Alexander amongst other. In 2013-2015 he joined The Mecklenburg State Theater Schwerin, Germany. He performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Rock Ballet. In 2015-2016 he was ballet dancer with Canada's Ballet Jörgen, Toronto, Canada. Performed solo parts in The Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker and other ballets.

He has been working at the Kyiv Modern Ballet Theater since 2016. His repertoire includes The Swan Lake, The Underground.

He was granted a special Aleksandar Izrailovski jury award at the XVI Festival of Choreographic Miniatures (Belgrade, Serbia, 2012).

With Kyiv Modern Ballet company toured to Belarus, Moldavia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Joy Womack
Usa
Joy Womack
Usa

Born on April 20th, 1994 in Los Angeles. A graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she is currently a Principal dancer at  the Kremlin  Ballet (Moscow).

Repertoire: Clara (The Nutcracker), Odette/Odile (The Swan Lake), Diana and Acteon pas de deux (Esmeralda), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Kitri (Don Quixote),  Gamzatti  (La Bayadere), Myrtha (Giselle) etc.

In 2012 – 2014 she was a soloist at the Bolshoi Ballet. In 2012 she was a guest dancer  at Westside  Ballet  of  Santa  Monica.

Among her awards: 1st prize at the International ballet competition in Bari (Italy, 2014), 1st prize at Asian Grand  Prix Award (2013). The CEO  of  Annabelle Artists LLC and the director of the Project Prima program.

Gavryushina Sofya
Russia
Gavryushina Sofya
Russia

Born in 1992 in Ufa. In 2011 graduated from the R. Nureev Bashkir Ballet School. Her teacher was Honored Artist L. Shapkina.

She is engaged in the ballet company of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater.

Her repertoire includes: Odette/Odile, Pa de trois, the Hungarian, Russian bride (The Swan Lake), Aegina, Phrygia (Spartacus), Gamzatti, the Indian dance, the Three solo shades (La Bayadere), Myrtha (Giselle), Kitri, the Street dancer, Grand pas (Don Quixote), the Female Student (Anyuta), Lilac Fairy, Fairy of Bravery, Silver Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Medora, Pas d'esclaves, The Three Odalisques (Le Corsaire), the Leader of cranes, big cranes (Crane Song), Olivia (Twelfth Night), the French, Spanish and Indian Dolls (The Nutcracker), the Fate (Carmen Suite), Effie (La Sylphide), The Nymph (Walpurgis Night), the Indian and Persian Beauties (Seven Beauties) and other.

Her concert repertoire includes: The Dying Swan, chor. by M. Fokin to C. Saint-Saens’s music), B. Ighner’s Everything Must Change (chor. by I. Philippova), H. Yuki Leaving apart (chor. by R. Abushakhmanova).

Evelina Godunova
Latvia
Evelina Godunova
Latvia

She studied ballet at Riga's Ballet School (graduated in 2010) and took summer programs at the Bolshoi ballet academy and the Royal Ballet school of Covent Garden. In 2010 she joined the Latvian National Opera and Ballet LNOB as demi soloist. Since 2015 till present she is a soloist at Universal Ballet Company in Seoul.

Her repertoire: Giselle, Anna Karenina (chor. by B. Eifman), Othello (chor. by A. Sigalova), The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliette (chor. by K. MacMillan), Duende (chor. by Nacho Duato).

Among her awards Grand Prix, Gold medal at Settimana Internazionale della Danza Spoleto (Italy, 2009), Silver Medal at Seoul International Ballet Competition (2012), Semi-Finalist diploma at VII Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition (2011), Latvian Best Ballet Artist award in 2015-2016 season.

Amanda Gomes
Brazil
Amanda Gomes
Brazil

Born on June 20th, 1995. She graduated from the Bolshoi School in Brazil in 2011, class of G. Kravchenko.

Awards: Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (2016); Silver medal at the International Arabesque Competition named after E. Maximova (2014),

Diploma holder at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (2013), 1st Prize at Youth American Grand Prix (2013), 1st Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Istanbul (2012) etc.

She is currently Principal Soloist with Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Her repertoire includes – Giselle, Masha (The Nutcracker), Odette/Odille (The Swan Lake), Kitri (Don Quixote), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet, chor. B. Myagkov), Swanilda (Coppelia), Syuimbike (Shurale), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Gulnara (Le Corsaire) etc.

Grigorieva Anna
Russia
Grigorieva Anna
Russia

Born in 1997.

Attended the school “Arts Center for Talented Children of the North” in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. In 2012 entered the Perm State Ballet School where she is currently studying in class of I. Kozyntseva.

Her repertoire includes variations and roles from the following ballets: Coppelia, Raymonda, The Bluebird and Princess Florine, The Sleeping Beauty, as well as modern ballet productions.

She is laureate at the XV Russian YOUTH Delphic Games (Tyumen, 2016), laureate at the III All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016).

Subedey Dangyt
Russia
Subedey Dangyt
Russia

Born on December 18th, 1997 in Tyva Republic. In 2016 graduated from the Buryat Republic Ballet School. Currently he is a student at the Russian Ballet College in Genova, Italy.

Major awards: 2d prize at the IV International Ballet Competition “Orley” (2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan); 2d prize at KIBC (2015, Seoul); 1st prize at the XXV International Ballet Competition “Città di Spoleto” (2016); 3d prize at Tanzolyp-2017.

In 2017 he took part in the Gala “Omaggio a Spoleto”.

His repertoire includes Chipollino, La Fille Mal Gardée etc.

Sofia Dobrokhvalova
Russia
Sofia Dobrokhvalova
Russia

Born in 1991 in Ufa. In 2009 graduated from the R. Nureyev Bashkir Choreographic School (class of E. Temirgazina) and was admitted to the ballet company of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2016 graduated from the Bashkir Academy of Arts majoring in Teaching Choreography.

Awards: 3d prize at the Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2014, Moscow); finalist at the Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2015, Moscow); 1st prize at the Sounds and rhythms of Vienna (2016).

Repertoire: The Blue Danube (Annelie), The Swan Lake (pas de trios, the Polish and Neapolitan brides), Tom Sawyer (Emmi), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de deux of Princess Florine, the Fairy of Bravery, the Silver Fairy), Le Corsaire (Pas des`clave, the Three Odalisques), Don Quixote (the street dancer, friends), Spartacus (shepardess, courtisan) etc.

Zainigabdinova Lilia
Russia
Zainigabdinova Lilia
Russia

Born in the Republic of Bashkortostan. In 2010 graduated with honors from the Bashkir Ballet School named after R. Nureev; then joined the company of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater. In her carrier she is guided by Honored Artist of Bashkortostan and Tadzhikistan G. Sabirova.

Her repertoire includes leading roles in the following ballets: A Legend of Love, The Nutcracker, The Swan Lake, Spartacus, Cinderella, Don Quixote, The Fontain of Bakhchisarai, The Blue Danube, Walpurgis Night, Arcaim, La Fille mal gardée, Twelfth Night, Le Corsaire, Tom Sawyer.

Diploma and III prize winner at the International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sotchi, 2014, 2016). Participated in the R. Nureev International Ballet Festival in Ufa.

Toured to the USA, Canada, Germany, Finland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, China, Latvia, Great Britain, and Ukraine.

Zapasnikova Valeria
Russia
Zapasnikova Valeria
Russia

Born in 1990 in Perm. In 2010 graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, class of T. Udalenkova. Since 2010 she has been soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Her tutor and rehearser is J. Ayupova.

Her repertoire: the leader of the Willis, variation of the Willis (Giselle), Pas de trois, the Big swans, the Brides of the Prince (The Swan Lake), the Street dancer, variations (Don Quixote), Gamzatti, the Three shades, the big bayaderes (La Bayadere), Laurencia, Jacinta (Laurencia), Allegory of Equality (Flames of Paris), Countess Cherry (Chipollino), the Lilac Fairy, Fleur de Farine, the Amethyst (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet, the Montecchi (Romeo and Juliet), Mary, the Spanish dance, the Four rose waltz (The Nutcracker), Pas d'esclaves, The Three Odalisques (Le Corsaire), Valeria (Spartacus), the Three syplhides (La Sylphide) among other.

She also performed leading and solo roles in one-act ballets choreographed by N. Duato and I. Vasiliev.

Ikonnikov Grigory
Russia
Ikonnikov Grigory
Russia

Born in 1998. Attends the Moscow State Academy of Choreography; guided by S. Orekhov.

Repertoire: Waltz, the Pages (The Sleeping Beauty), the reel (La Sylphide), Franz (Coppélia), Mazurka (Eugene Onegin), the Tartar dance (chor. R. Zakharov), Mouses, Chinese dance (The Nutcracker), Colin (La Fille mal gardée), Diana and Acteon Pas de deux, Flower Festival in Genzano, Philippe (The Flames of Paris), Paquita, Armen (Gayane), «Contemplation» (chor. A. Khasanova) etc.

Laureate at the XIV Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque” (Perm, 2016); III prize and Jury’s diploma for “Success in Classical Choreography”; III prize at the VI Y. Grigorovich International Competition Young Ballet of the World (Sochi, 2016); III prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016); II prize of the II International Competition «DANCEMOSCOW» 2017.

Imankulov Saady
Страна
Imankulov Saady
Страна

Born in 1996.

In 2006 entered the Bishkek Ballet School named after Ch. Bazarbaev. Since 2014 has been engaged in the Kyrgyzh National Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev.

His repertoire includes: Peasant pas de deux (Giselle), Pas de trois (The Swan Lake), the Espada variation (Don Quixote), Birbanto (Le Corsaire), Vaslav (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Prince (The Nutcracker).

Gento Yoshimoto
Japan
Gento Yoshimoto
Japan

Born on March 31st, 1991. In 2011 graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy (Budapest) and joined the company of Poznan Opera House where was promoted to a soloist in 2013.

He is a laureate of Grand Prix de Paris competition, finalist at Helsinki International Ballet Competition, 1st prize at Ballet Competition in Nagoya, etc.

His repertoire includes: The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliette, Pas de deux from The Cavalry Hal, Le Corsaire, Coppelia, Flames of Paris, Harlequinade, Satanella, Don Quixote, Paquita, Talisman, Diana and Acteon Pas de deux, Grand Pas Classique etc.

Ishakov Rustam
Russia
Ishakov Rustam
Russia

Born in 1992 in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. In 2011 graduated from the Bashkir Ballet School name after R. Nureev, class of Honored Artist of Bashkortostan E. Fomina. Currently is part of the ballet company of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater.

His repertoire includes: Conrad, pas d`esclave (Le Corsaire), the Espada variation, Bazille (Don Quixote), Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty), Siegfried (The Swan Lake), the Mouse King (The Nutcracker), Paris (Romeo and Juliet), Bahram (Seven Beauties), Spartacus (Spartacus), Albert (Giselle).

He is the II prize winner at the III All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in the frames of the Forum “Ballet. XXI century» dedicated to the 85th jubilee of Y. Grigorovich (Krasnoyarsk, 2012).

In 2014 Rustam was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

With the ballet company he has toured to Germany, Finland, Latvia, the Check Republic, and Italy.

Alessandro Caggegi
Great Britain
Alessandro Caggegi
Great Britain

Born in Manchester, Great Britain.  In 2015 he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (class of A. Smirnov) and the same year joined the ballet company of the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. 

Repertoire with the Academy: La Fille Mal Gardée, pas de deux from The Talisman, L'Amoroso (chor. N. Duato), Mercuzzo (Juliet chor. by L. Cannito) etc.

His repertoire in the Theater includes: Benvolio, Mercuzzo (Romeo and Juliet), Jester, Napoli dance, pas de trois (The Swan Lake), Lankedem (Le Corsaire), Pierre Gringoire (Esmeralda), French dance, Russian dance (The Nutcracker), the three shepherds (Spartacus), pas de deux from Don Quixote, Harlequinade, Mayerling, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, L'Arlessiene, Raymonda, Carmen, Stone Flower etc.

Kalmykov Sergey
Russia
Kalmykov Sergey
Russia

Born in 1991. Graduated from the Novosibirsk State Ballet School. Worked in the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2012 joined Ballet Company of Y. Grirogorovich Ballet Theatre (Krasnodar).

Repertoire: Jester (The Swan Lake), Spain and Chinese dolls (The Nutcracker), Bluebird (The Sleeping Beauty), Giga (Don Quixote), Golden Idol (La Bayadere), pa de deux (Giselle), Colin (La Fille Mal Gardée); the Compere (The Golden Age), the Gladiator, three shepherds (Spartacus); the Leader of jesters, four young men (The Legend of Love); Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), the Merchant (La Corsaire), Harlequin (Carnaval), Chipollino (Chipollino), Stones, the Skomoroch (The Stone Flower).

He was awarded: I prize at the G. Ulanova All-Russian Competition (2008); Diploma at the Delphic Games 2009; I prize in the International Competition for Ballet Schools (2008) etc.

Farkhod Kamolov
Republic Of Tajikistan
Farkhod Kamolov
Republic Of Tajikistan

Born in 1994 in Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan. In 2016 graduated from the Perm State Ballet School, class of Honoured Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation and Mongolia V. Tolstukhin.

In 2016 was admitted to the ballet company of the Tajik State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after S. Aini. In 2014 he took part in the ATF International Ballet Festival in Krasnoyarsk.

His repertoire includes: Blue Bird (The Sleeping Beauty), Basil (Don Quixote), Ali (Le Corsaire), Prince (The Nutcracker), Armen (Gayane), pas de deux from The Flames of Paris, The Carnival of Venice, Harlequinade.

Leonardo Carmona
Mexico
Leonardo Carmona
Mexico

Born in Toluca, Mexico. He graduated from Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y contemporánea.

In 2010 and 2012 he won full scholarship for Miami City Ballet School in Florida. In 2014 he participated in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, in 2016 he took part in the XXVII International Ballet Competition in Varna.

Currently he is a dancer with the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Mexico (CND).

Yeongyu Kim
Korea
Yeongyu Kim
Korea

Born on June 27th, 1995 in Korea. He studied at the Universal Ballet

Academy. In 2014 he became a student at Sangmyung University guided by

Professor Park Jae-keun.

The finalist of the Korea International Ballet Competition in 2016. In 2017 he

won the Gold medal at the World Ballet Trial in Tokyo.

Currently, he is working at Seoul Ballet Company.

His repertoire includes Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Diana and Acteon pas de

deux, La Bayadere and Coppelia. Also he has performed in premiere of Napoli.He practices contemporary dance and creates as a choreographer.

Seyong Kim
South Korea
Seyong Kim
South Korea

Born on March 22d, 1997 in Korea. He graduated from Sunhwa Arts School in 2016, and has been for one year training at Sejong University.

In 2009 he won the Gold prize at the YAGP and the Gold prize at the Seoul International Dance Competition. He also took 1st prize at the Seoul Ballet Association Competition in 2012 and received the Gold prize at the Dong-A Dance Competition in 2016.

Young Kyoung Kim
South Korea
Young Kyoung Kim
South Korea

Born on January 15th, 1998. She studied at Jeonju Arts High School as a scholarship student and graduated in 2016.

Awards:1st prize at the Korea Ballet Association Gwangju Jeonnam Branch Office (2013); Silver Prize at the VII Korea International Ballet Competition (2014); Gold Prize at the World Grand Prix Dance Contest Conference and the Korea Dance Teacher Association; Silver prize at the XXX Hanyang University Dance Competition and at the XXIV Chung-ang University Dance Competition; finalist of the Seoul International Dance Competition (2015); Gold Prize at the XXXVI Seoul Ballet Competition (2016); Grand Prix at the Korean Society of Dance Competition; Grand Prix at the World Competition Tancheu Vision and Grand Prix at the XXXIII Korean Dance Contest.

Repertoire: La Sylphide, Kitri (Don Quixote) Clara (The Nutcracker) etc.

Hirofumi Kitazume
Japan
Hirofumi Kitazume
Japan

Born on December 9th, 1989 in Yokohama, Japan. Graduated from the Central School of Ballet in London. He joined the Kumakawa Ballet Company in 2009 where he danced several solo parts: The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake, The Tales of Beatrix Potter, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliette.

In 2012 he joined Atlantic City Ballet and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida where he performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, Dracula, Le Spectre de la Rose, Petrouchka and Carmen.

He has been awarded medals in ballet competitions in Tokyo and Nagoya.

Last season was featured in Carmina Burana.

Miriana Conte
Italy
Miriana Conte
Italy

Born on May 17th, 1998 in Italy. From 2012 she is a student of Russian Ballet College in Genova, Italy.

Awards: finalist at the International Ballet Competition “Città di Spoleto” (2014); finalist and Special Award at the Korea International Ballet Competition (2015); finalist at the International Ballet Competition Grand Prix of Siberia (2016, Krasnoyarsk); Special prize (pas de deux) at Tanzolymp-2017 in Berlin; 2d prize at the International Ballet Competition “Città di Spoleto” (2017).

She participated in the Gala “Maratona della Danza” in Spoleto (2014), in the Gala Tchaikovsky at Ariston Theatre in Sanremo (2015) with the State Symphony St. Petersburg orchestra Classica (2015), in the Gala concert at Carlo Felice Theatre in Genova (2016); in the spectacle Tribute to Spoleto (2017).

Kosyreva Diana
Russia
Kosyreva Diana
Russia

Born in 1990. In 2008 graduated with honors from the Moscow Ballet School, (class of N. Kuzmina) and entered the Classical Ballet Theatre of N. Kasatkina and V. Vasiliev; performed as a soloist under the guidance of N. Pavlova. Repertoire: Kitri (Don Quixote); Odette/Odile (The Swan Lake); Giselle, Myrtha (Giselle); Cinderella (Cinderella); Mary (The Nutcracker); Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) etc.

In 2013 she joined the Bolshoi Theatre (tutor M. Kondratieva). Repertoire: the Clean (Moydodyr), Ophelia (Hamlet), Ondine (Ondine), Jeanne (The Flames of Paris), Galya (The Limpid Stream), Saracen dance (Raymonda), Spanish and Chinese dolls (The Nutcracker) etc.

III prize at the XII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2013); Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition Grand Prix of Siberia (2014) etc.

In 2013 attended workshops in Berlin.

Ksenofontov Nikita
Ksenofontov Nikita

Born in 1995 in Kazan. He is currently third-year student at the Vaganova Academy of the Russia Ballet. Since 2015 he has been working at the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. His tutor and rehearser is M. Gishenkov.

His repertoire includes the following ballets: Chipollino, Spartacus, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, The Flames of Paris, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, The Swan Lake, Battles and Triumphs in Ballets to mention a few.

He was awarded I prize in “Character dance” at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2014); I prize laureate in “Ballet dancer” at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016).

He has toured in France and Thailand.

Chan-woo Kook
South Korea
Chan-woo Kook
South Korea

He was born on April 12th, 1997. He graduated from Jeonju Arts High School in 2016.

Awards: Grand Prix at the Sejong University Dance Competition (2014); Silver Prize at the Korea National University of Arts Dance Competition (2015); 3rd prize at the Seoul International Dance Competition, Silver prize at the Sungkyunkwan University Dance Competition and Bronze prize at the Seoul ballet competition; finalist for the Seoul International Dance Competition Senior Division (2016). He also won the 1st prize at the World Competition Tancheu Vision.

He performed the roles of Prince Hodong, the Jester in The Swan Lake and Prince in The Nutcracker.

Kumajdonov Parviz
Tajikistan
Kumajdonov Parviz
Tajikistan

Born in 1996 in the Republic of Tajikistan. In 2016 graduated from the Perm State Ballet School, class of Honored Teacher of Russia V. Tolstukhin.

He is currently soloist at the Tajik State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Aini. His tutor and rehearser was A. Bakhman.

His repertoire includes the following ballets: Le Corsaire, The Bluebird, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Giselle, La Esmeralda and other. He has practiced at the Contemporary Choreography and Ballet Theater.

Among his awards and prizes are: award for Fidelity to the Tradition of the Classical Male Dance and Diploma at the E. Maksimova International Ballet Competition Arabesque -2016. He also became Golden Mask Theater Award winner.

Kuptsov Sergey
Russia
Kuptsov Sergey
Russia

Born in 1991 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2009 graduated from the Almaty Choreographic School named after A. Seleznev; class of A. Medvedev.

The same year he joined the Russian Ballet Theater where he worked under the guidance of V. Gordeev. Since 2011 he has been part of the company of the Russian Classical Ballet Theater where he is guided by O. Usacheva. In 2015-2016 he danced at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.

His repertoire includes: Prince (The Nutcracker), Peasant pas de deux (Giselle), Pas de trois (The Swan Lake), Bazille (Don Quixote), Prince (Cinderella), Franz (Coppélia), Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty).

He is I prize winner at the International Competition «Grand Prix Asian»; II prize winner at the Dance Moscow Competition.

Ernest Latypov
Ernest Latypov

Born in Bishkek. In 2012 graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of G. Selyutsky). The same year was admitted to the Mariinsky Ballet.

Repertoire: Giselle, La Bayadère, The Swan Lake, Raymonda, pas de deux from The Talisman, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliette,

ballets by M. Fokine, L. Yakobson, G. Balanchine, A. Ratmansky.

He also performed in modern productions – Without (chor. by B. Millepied), and Prometheus (chor. by E. Faski).

Awarded Soul of Dance as Rising Star (the Ballet magazine, 2014); 3d prize at the XII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow (2013); 2d prize in Men’s Solo Division and 2d prize for Contemporary dance at the XIII Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque–2014” named after E. Maximova.

Woo-jin Lee
South Korea
Woo-jin Lee
South Korea

Born on February 15th, 1996. In 2015 he graduated from Jeonju Fine Arts Highschool and entered Kookmin University majoring in ballet.

Awards: Special Award at the Gwang-ju ballet association Dance Competition and Grand Prix at the Korea Dance Teacher Association Dance Competition; Gold medal at the Korea teacher association Dance; Gold medal at the Dong-A Dance Competition; Grand Prix at the Korea Ballet Competitions Association.

He performed in La Sylphide, played a role of Prince in The Nutcracker and Siegfried in The Swan Lake.

Sangmin Lee
Sangmin Lee

Born in Seoul, Korea. He is currently studying at Korea National University of arts (2nd grade). He received a Gold medal at the Vaganova-Prix in 2016, and

a Silver medal at the Arabesque Ballet Competition in 2016.

In 2016 he performed in a school performance at Symphony Space, New York.

Jin-hwan Lim
South Korea
Jin-hwan Lim
South Korea

He was born on May 24th, 1998. From 2014 to 2017 he studied at Jeonju Arts High School. After graduating he entered Kookmin University.

In 2015, he won the Gold prize at the Korea National Sport University Dance Competition. In 2016, he won the 1st prize at Hanyang University Dance Competition, the Encouragement Prize at Seoul Ballet Association Dance Competition, Silver prize at the World Competition Tanchcu Vision and Silver prize at the XXXVI Chung Ang University Dance Competition.

Lju Zhivanen
China
Lju Zhivanen
China

Born on March 15th, 1997 in China. He studied choreography at Liaoning Ballet School. In 2014 he entered Liaoning Ballet. At present he occupies a position of soloist.

The winner of the Special Jury Prize at the III International ballet competition in Beijing (2012).

His repertoire includes Spartacus, Eight Heroines, The Nutcracker, The Moon Reflection in a Spring.

Miaoyuan Ma
China
Miaoyuan Ma
China

Born on January 1st, 1997 in China. The graduate of the Liaoning Ballet School, he started working for Liaoning Ballet in 2014 and soon was promoted to a soloist. His repertoire includes solo parts in such ballets as Spartacus, Eight Heroines, The Nutcracker.

Yamil Maldonado
Usa
Yamil Maldonado
Usa

Born on June 14th, 1995 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied at The Sarasota Ballet School under the guidance of I. and J. Dubroc, P. Fomin and W. Johnson. He danced with Sarasota Ballet, Miami Classical Ballet and as guest artist with Brandon School of Dance Arts (Basil in M. Baryshnikov’s Don Quixote).

In 2014 he won 1st prize in the classical senior men’s division of the 2014 Youth American Grand Prix in Atlanta. With the Eugene Ballet Company he danced the roles of the Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, Pulcinella in The Nutcracker, Peasant Pas in Giselle, and has been featured in original works by S. Haag and S. Martinez.

Markova Anna
Russia
Markova Anna
Russia

Born in 1991 in Moscow. In 2008 graduated from the Moscow State Ballet School named after M. Lavrovsky. Then was admitted to the Children's Music Theater named after N. Sats.

Her repertoire includes: the French doll (The Nutcracker), the Winter Fairy (Cinderella), the Oriental dance, the Bride (Cinderella), the Swallow (Doctor Aybolit), Odette/Odile (The Swan Lake), the Blue bird (The Blue Bird), the Queen of Shamakhan (The Golden Cockerel), waltz No. 11, Prelude, waltz No.7 (Chopeniana), Magnolia (Chipollino), The Firebird (The Firebird), Mrs. St. Clair (Sherlock Holmes), the Princess (Puss in Boots), the Spring (The Snow Maiden), the Soul of Light, the Princess (The Princess and the Pea) and other.

Her awards: Diploma and G. Ulanova’s Special prize for inspired dance at the XIV Open Russian Ballet Competition “Arabesque-2016” named after E. Maximova (2016); I prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016).

She took part in the theater’s tour to China, France, Great Britain, Estonia, and Italy.

Emiko Mase
Japan
Emiko Mase
Japan

Born on November 8th, 1991 in Japan. In 2012 she entered the Performing Arts department of The Osaka University of Arts. She attended the ballet course of F. Anderson.

From 2013 to 2016 she was the soloist of The Jinushi Kaoru Ballet Company.

In 2014 she won the 3d prize at the National Dance Competition. In 2015 she won the 1st prize at the same competition.

Since 2017 she has been a freelance dancer, trained by B. Iida.

Yuri Mastrangeli
Italy
Yuri Mastrangeli
Italy

Born in 1995 in Rome. In 2014 he graduated with the highest grades from the Accademia Nazionale di Danza; teacher D. De Panfilis. In 2015 he entered the Liceo Coreutico V. Emanuele II in Rome for contemporary dance.

Awards: 1st prize at the Competition in Rieti; 2d prize at the Competition in Berlin; Vienna Special prize for the best interpretation; charm of jury Carla Fracci at Premio Roma. Laureate of the XXIII Moscow International Ballet Competition. In 2013 he joined the Teatro dell' Opera in Rome. Repertoire: Neapolitan dance (The Swan Lake, chor. P. Bart); Jester (Cinderella, chor. D. Deane); Toy soldier, Russian dance (The Nutcracker, chor. A. Amodio); Cupido-angel of Love (Carmina Burana, chor. M. Van Hoecke); Erich Brunh (The River, chor. A. Ailey) etc.

In 2016 he joined the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. He took part in the Gala Ballet Stars of Siberia.

Virginia Mazoco
Brazil
Virginia Mazoco
Brazil

Born on March 14th, 1997. From 2010 to 2013 was a student at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Brazil. In 2013 she became a student at Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg; graduated in 2015 (class of L. Kovaleva).

She was trained by Y. Makhalina and Y. Kasenkova for the Gala in Hermitage Theatre (2014-2015).

Awards: diploma of the International Ballet Competition (Istanbul, 2016); 1st prize at the Festival Internacional de Dança de Goiás (Brazil, 2016).

In 2017 joined the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Ariel Merkuri
Albania
Ariel Merkuri
Albania

Born on September 13th, 1995 in Albania. In 2011 he graduated from the National Academy of Tirana, from 2011 to 2014 he studied at the Academy Teatro alla Scala.

In 2014 he joined the Royal Danish Ballet directed by N. Hubbe. In 2017 he joined the Bavarian State Ballet directed by I. Zelensky. His repertoire includes roles in ballets – Raymonda, The Swan Lake, Giselle, Alice in Wonderland, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliette etc.

Semi-finalist in the III Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition (2015).

Terada Midori
Japan
Terada Midori
Japan

Born on June 24th, 1992. A graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, at present she works as a soloist at the Tatar National Academic Theatre Opera and Ballet.

Awards: Gold medal in the III World Ballet Competition of Y. Grigorovich in Sochi (2010); Silver medal, Prize G. Ulanova, Prize E. Maximova and V. Vasiliev at the International Ballet Competition "Arabesque" (Perm, 2012); Gold Medal in the International Ballet competition "Grand Prix Siberia" in Krasnoyarsk (2016).

In 2016 she appeared on TV Culture Show “Big Ballet 2016".

Repertoire: Masha (The Nutcracker); Kitri, Cupid (Don Quixote); Aurora, Princess Florina (The Sleeping Beauty), Lise (La Fille Mal Gardee), Phrygia (Spartacus) Diana and Acteon Pas de deux (Esmeralda); The Talisman.

Misake Momma
Japan
Misake Momma
Japan

From 2014 to 2016 she attended the Novosibirsk Ballet School, class of T. Kapustina. For two years she won the 1st prize at the college competitions. In 2016 she entered Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, where she currently studies. Her teachers are L. Kovaleva and Y. Makhalina.

In 2016 she shared the stage with the soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre performing in the Gala “Yulia Makhalina invites. Prima Ballerina and Her Friends”. For the concert she danced pas de deux from Le Corsaire. In 2016 with the Chinese dance she took part in the classical revision of The Nutcracker at the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 2012 she was awarded 1st prize at the FLAP Japan National Competition.  

Leusson Muniz
Brazil
Leusson Muniz
Brazil

He studied ballet at Itego em Artes Basileu França in Goiania under the guidance of S. Malta.

Awarded in many domestic and international competitions: Festival de Dança de Joinville, Passo de Arte in Indaiatuba and Youth America Grand Prix in New York with classical variations, contemporary solo, grand pás, duets and ensembles.

In 2012 performed as a guest dancer in ITS Amsterdam Festival. 

Soloist in ballet productions with orchestra at Itego em Artes Basileu França such as: The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Swan Lake, La Bayadere.

Nakyspekov Serik
Kazakhstan
Nakyspekov Serik
Kazakhstan

Born in 1992 in the Almaty region. In 2011 graduated from the Almaty Ballet School named after A. Seleznev. From 2011 to 2012 attended courses at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg. In 2012-2013 was part of the Abai State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Since 2013 has been working at the State Opera and Ballet Theater “Astana Opera”.

His repertoire includes: Nurali (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Mercuzzo (Romeo and Juliet), the Gladiator (Spartacus), Frollo (Notre-Dame de Paris) to mention a few.

He took part in the international ballet competitions, including TANZOLYMP (I prize, Berlin), KIBC (Seoul), VKIBC (NY), the Fouette Artek International Competition of Classical Dance; the Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” in the frames of the III the International Ballet Forum “Ballet. XXI century”; the International Festival of Creative Youth “Shabyt” (Astana), the International Ballet Competition “Orley” (Almaty), and in many other.

Nafikov Marat
Nafikov Marat

Born in 1993 in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan. In 2012 graduated from the R. Nureyev Ballet School. Continued studying at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

In 2012-2014 worked at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre. Currently is soloist at the Kremlin Ballet Theater.

His repertoire includes the following ballets: The Swan Lake, Giselle, Gayane, Stone Bank, Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus, Paquita, One Thousand and One Night, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Nutcracker; concert performances The Bourgeois Gentleman and The Obsessed.

His awards: I prize at the Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque”; III prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016).

Nilobekova Asel
Tajikistan
Nilobekova Asel
Tajikistan

Born in 1997 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

In 2016 graduated from the Perm State Ballet School, class of N. Stebeltsova.

In 2016 was admitted to the ballet company of the Tajik State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Aini.

Her repertoire includes: Princess Florine, Canari qui chante, Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty); Mary (The Nutcracker); Mercedes, the Dryad Queen, 1st variation (Don Quixote); Peasant pas de deux, duet of Willis (Giselle); Aisha (Gayane), the Gypsy women (La Esmeralda), the Habanera (The Spanish Miniatures), Layla (Layla and Majnun), the Dancer (Zal and Rudabeh), Morning (Coppelia), the Peers (The Bluebird and Princess Florine).

She has taken part in the governmental concerts.

Koya Okawa
Japan
Koya Okawa
Japan

Born on April 19th, 1992. Graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, at present he is a soloist at the Tatar National Academic Theatre Opera and Ballet.

Awards: Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Almaty (2008, Kazakhstan); Bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2009); Gold medal and Prize E. Maximova and V. Vasiliev at the International Ballet Competition "Arabesque" in Perm (2012); Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition "Grand Prix Siberia" in Krasnoyarsk(2016) .

In 2016 he appeared on TV Culture Show “Big Ballet 2016".

Repertoire: Prince (The Nutcracker); Basil (Don Quixote); Prince, Blue Bird (The Sleeping Beauty); Ali (Le Corsaire); Diana and Acteon Pas de deux; The Talisman.

Okuneva Marina
Russia
Okuneva Marina
Russia

Born in 1994 in Moscow. In 2012 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. The same year she joined the ballet company of the N. Sats Children's Musical Theater. Since 2016 she has been working at the “Ballet Moscow” Theatre.

Her repertoire includes the following ballets: The Nutcracker, The Bluebird, The Snow Maiden, The Swan Lake, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Aybolit, The Silver Age, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Thumbelina, The Flames of Paris, The Sleeping Beauty, and many other.

Her awards: II prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2015); I prize at the Dance Project “Point of view”; III prize at the Spoleto Competition, Italy (2017).

She took part in A. Liepa’s tour to London, Paris and Tallinn in the frame of “The Russian Seasons of the XXI century”.

Aleksander omelchenko
Russia
Aleksander omelchenko
Russia

Born on June 10th, 1992. A graduate of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (2013), for three years he was first soloist with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. Currently he is a soloist with the Bavarian State Ballet.

Repertoire: Espada (Don Quixote); pas de trois (The Swan Lake); Officers (Mayerling); Peasant pas de deux (Giselle); Prince (The Nutcracker); Prince (Cinderella); Siegfried (The Swan Lake); Colin (La Fille Mal Gardée); Shepherds (Spartacus); Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), etc.

Awards: 1st prize at the Kharkov Ballet Competition (2010); 1st prize at the Russian Ballet Competition at the Bolshoi Theatre (2013); 3d prize at the “Arabesque-2014” in Perm; 1st prize at the Korean Ballet Competition (2015); gold medal and Grand Prix at V Shanghai International Ballet Competition (2016). 

Mishio Oshiro
Japan
Mishio Oshiro
Japan

Born on March 8th, 1995 in Japan. In 2009 she took part in the summer program professional division at the Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. From 2012 to 2014, she was a student at Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional. She has won gold medal at the Yokosuka International Ballet Competition and the Tanzolymp. She has appeared in some performances by Japanese ballet masters. Her repertoire includes Odalisque (Le Corsaire), Gamzatti (La Bayadere), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) etc.

Luciano Perotto
Argentina
Luciano Perotto
Argentina

Born on June 27th, 1997. He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon, Barcelona Dance Center and the Rock School for Dance Education.

Awards: 1st place at the Certamen Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona, named by the audience as ¨The Favorite Male Dancer¨(2015); multiple laureate of the Youth American Grand Prix – 3d place at the Latin America semi-finals (2015); 1st place in Contemporary solo and 2d place in Classical solo at Philadelphia semi-finals (2016); Grand Prix, 1st place Pas de Deux and Capezio Award of Excellence at Philadelphia semi-finals (2017).

Classical repertoire: Flames of Paris, Ali (Le Corsaire), Don Quixote, Diana and Acteon Pas de deux, Suite en Blanc, Spring Waters, The Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Contemporary repertoire includes various works by J. Allen, G. Maris, R. Oller, B. Torrez etc.

Ella Persson
Ella Persson

Born in Stockholm, Sweden. A graduate of the Royal Dutch Ballet School (2012), Jh. Cranko School in Stuttgart, Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (2015), the same year she

joined the company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In 2017 she became coryphée.

Her repertoire includes: pas de trios, Prince’s brides, Swans (The Swan Lake), Sylphide (La Sylphide), Mireille de Poitiers (The Flames of Paris), Giselle (Giselle, or the Willis), the Street dancer, the four Dryads (Don Quixote), Odalisques, the Lively Garden (Le Corsaire), the Waltz of the snowflakes (The Nutcracker), the Duchess (The Sleeping Beauty).

She performed leading roles in I. Vasiliev’s productions Love is everywhere, The Christmas story, and Morphia.

She participated in tours and Galas in Japan, USA and Italy.

Alexei Popov
Russia
Alexei Popov
Russia

Born in Chisinau. In 2010 he graduated from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet; class of M. Enikeev. From 2010 to 2016 he was a dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet.

Repertoire: James (La Sylphide); Albert, classical duet (Giselle); Prince Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty); pas de deux (The Talisman); Lankedem (Le Corsaire); Le Spectre de la rose (chor. M. Fokin); Vaslav (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, chor. R. Zakharov); The Young man and Death (chor. R. Petit), Eros (Sylvia, chor. F. Ashron); Without (chor. B. Millepied); Études (chor. H. Lander); Intensio (chor. Y. Smekalov),  In the Jungles (chor. A. Pimonov), etc.

In 2016 he joined the Bavarian State Ballet. His repertoire covers ballets by Ch. Wheeldon, P. Wright, W. McGregor, Jh. Neumeier etc.

Laureate and 1st prize winner of the V Y. Grigorovich International Competition Young Ballet of the World (Sochi, 2014).

Igor Renato Silva
Brazil
Igor Renato Silva
Brazil

Born on August 4th, 1991. In 2009 he graduated from the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil; appeared in ballets, restaged by V. Vasiliev (Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle).

From 2010 to 2012 was as Principal dancer with the Brazilian Company of Dancas; in 2013 joined the SESC Dance Company as a soloist; from 2014 to 2016 performed with the São Paulo Dance Company.

Repertoire: Coppelia, Don Quixote, Satanella, La Bayadere, Grand Pas Classique, Gnawa (N. Duato), Workwhitinwork (W. Forsythe), Sches Thanze (J. Kylian), Litoral (M. Wainrot), The Seasons (E. Lock).

Awards:1st place and special prize at the Festival of CBDD (2011, Rio de Janeiro), 1st place and revelation prize at Bravos Festival (2011, San Paolo), 2nd prize in the Joinville Dance Festival, 1st and 3rd place in the Dance Festival of São José dos Campos.

 

Rusu Felicia
Moldova
Rusu Felicia
Moldova

Born in 1995 in Chisinau, Moldova. In 2005 entered the National Ballet School in Chisinau, class of E. Kern.

In 2014 graduated from the Moscow Ballet School of the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance “Gzhel”, class of O. Sharoiko. Since 2014 she has been working at the Children's Music Theater named after N. Sats.

Her repertoire covers roles from well-known ballets, including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Swan Lake, The Snow Maiden, The Polovetsian Dances, Shaherezada, The Firebird, Chipollino, The Bluebird, Puss in Boots.

She was awarded the I prize at the Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World”.

Sadyrkulov Farukh
Kyrgyzstan
Sadyrkulov Farukh
Kyrgyzstan

Born in 1994 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

In 2013 graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Currently works at the Kyrgyz National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev under the guidance of N. Sharsheev.

Among his awards are III prize at the Korean International Ballet Competition in Seoul, (2011); III prize at the S. Lifar International Ballet Competition (Donetsk, 2011), III prize at the International Ballet Competition in Astana (2016); III prize at the International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” (Krasnoyarsk, 2016).

Solieh Samudio
Panama
Solieh Samudio
Panama

Born on March 18th, 1990. A graduate of the National School of Dance and Academy R. Gutierrez. Teachers in different years: V. Kozlova, I. Dvorovenko, V. Medveded, N. Ananiashvili etc.

Since 2011 he had been a Principal dancer with the National Ballet of Panama. At present is a soloist of State Ballet of Georgia.

Festivals and competitions: XXVI International Ballet Competition Varna (2014); XXII Festival Internacional de Ballet La Habana (Cuba, 2010), Dance Open 2011, etc.

Galas: Stars of the 21st Century (Panama, 2012-2014), Gala at Tbilisi State Opera (2016), Ballet Evening in commemoration of R. Struchkova in the Bolshoi Theatre (2016).

Gold Medals of “Stars of the 21st Century” (2012); finalist of V. Kozlova International Ballet Competition (2013).

Repertoire: La Bayadere, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Le Corsaire, Walpurgis Night etc.

Deborah Simões Simonian
Brazil
Deborah Simões Simonian
Brazil

From 2002 to 2014 was trained at G. Bellot Escola de Dança in São Paulo under the guidance of G. Bellot. From 2014 to 2015 was mentored by Ph. Broomhead in classical ballet and K. A. Vitacca in contemporary ballet at Vitacca Dance Project in Houston.

Curently, she develops her technique and skills at Especial Academia de Ballet being guided by A. M. Campos and G. de Almeida.

Attended several international summer intensives such as American Ballet Theatre in 2012 and Houston Ballet Academy in 2014.

She participated and succeeded in competitions like Festival de Dança de Joinville, Passo de Arte, YAGP etc.

Sodoleva Alisa
Republic Of Belarus
Sodoleva Alisa
Republic Of Belarus

Born in 1990 in Minsk. In 2010 graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of I. Sitnikova) and was admitted to the Mariinsky Ballet.

She performed in: Don Quixote, Shaherezada, Giselle, La Bayadere, Chopeniana, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jewels (Rubies), F. Ashton’s Silva, Y. Smekalov’s Presentiment of Spring, W. Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Her repertoire includes Pas de Quatre (chor. J. Perrot), Melody (chor. A. Messerer) and Étude (chor. S.Vikulov).

In 2011 she took part in the Russian Ballet Intensive and in Gala Stars of the Russian Ballet in Wixom (Michigan, USA). In 2014 participated in the XXII Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Sochi.

Since 2015 she has been part of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Repertoire: Giselle, or the Willis, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, The Flames of Paris, Class Concert, The Sleeping Beauty and The Swan Lake.

Yimeng Sun
China
Yimeng Sun
China

Born on July 31st, 1993 in China. In 2011 she graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and joined the company of Finnish National Opera. She got promoted as Soloist in February 2016 after her premiere of The Swan Lake as Odette-Odile.

Her repertoire includes the following roles: Lilac and Princess Florina (The Sleeping Beauty, chor. by J. Torres), Snow Queen (The Snow Queen, chor. by K. Greve), Clara (The Nutcracker, chor. by W. Eagling, T. van Schayk), 3 shades (La Bayadere) etc.

Awards: scholarship at Prix de Lausanne in 2011; 1st prize at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in 2016.

Marat Sydykov
Kyrgyzstan
Marat Sydykov
Kyrgyzstan

Born in 1990 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

He began his training at the Bishkek Ballet School named after Ch. Bazarbaev. Then attended the English National Ballet School in London, Great Britain.

In 2010 he was admitted to the Kyrgyz National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after A. Maldybaev. Since 2013 he has been soloist and leading master.

Cosme Tablada
Cuba
Cosme Tablada
Cuba

Born on February 11th, 1997. In 2016 he graduated from the F. Alonso National Ballet School of Cuba. In 2016 he joined the National Ballet Company of Cuba.

His repertoire includes: Nutcracker and Harlequin (The Nutcracker), Pas de six from La Bayadere, peasant pas de six Giselle, etc.

In 2015 he won II price at XXI Encuentro Internacional de Academias para la Enseñanza del Ballet en Cuba.

Telvar Karina
Ukraine
Telvar Karina
Ukraine

Born in 1997 in Kiev. In 2016 graduated from the Kiev Ballet School. Soloist at the Kiev Academic Youth Theatre.

Currently is part of the ballet company of the Lviv National Opera and a guest star at UBT “Prem`era”.

Her repertoire includes the leading roles in The Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Grand pas (Paquita) as well as Pas de deux from La Fille mal gardée, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Diana and Actaeon.

She was awarded Grand Prix at the Grand Prix Danzacsi (Neapoli, Italy, 2016), II prize at the Grand Prix Kiev-2016; diploma at the Baltic Ballet Competition (2016).

Kento Terashita
Japan
Kento Terashita
Japan

Born on March 28th, 1992. In 2013 he graduated from Munich Ballet Academy (Germany) and joined the company of National Theatre Belgrade (Serbia). From 2015 to 2017 worked with Sofia National Ballet (Bulgaria) and in 2017 joined the Macedonian National Ballet.

His repertoire includes: Golden Idol (La Bayadere), Harlequin, Chinese dance (The Nutcracker), Jester, Pas de trois (The Swan Lake), Pas de deux from Paquita, Flower Festival, Pas de deux of Diana and Acteon etc.

Silver Medal at TanzOlymp-2012 in Berlin, 1st prize at Ballet Competition in Tokyo, finalist of YAGP 2011 in Ney York.

Titov Ivan
Russia
Titov Ivan
Russia

Born in 1990 in Moscow.

In 2008 graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography named after L. Lavrovsky. Then was admitted to the Children's Music Theater named after N. Sats.

His repertoire includes: Prince (Cinderella), Prince (The Nutcracker), Young man (Chopeniana), Count Cherry (Chipollino), Siegfried (The Swan Lake), John Watson (Sherlock Holmes), Jacques (Puss in Boots), the Tin Soldier (The Steadfast Tin Soldier), the Water (The Bluebird), Prince (The Princess and the Pea).

Among his awards are: diploma at XIV  Russian Open Ballet Competition “Arabesque–2016” named after Ekaterina Maximova; III prize at the VI Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (2016); II prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016).

Took part in tours to China, France, Great Britain, Estonia, and Italy.

Terada Tomoha T
Japan
Terada Tomoha T
Japan

Born in September 2d, 1994 in Japan. In 2010 entered Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, in 2013 graduated from The Rock School for Dance Education – USA.

A laureate of the 1st prize of International Ballet Competition in Perm “Arabesque”, 3rd prize winner at IV Beijing International Ballet Competition, 1st prize winner at YAGP in Philadelphia etc.

His repertoire includes: Ali (Le Corsair), peasant pas de deux (Giselle), Golden Idol (La Bayadere), Jester, neapolitan dance (The Swan Lake), chinese dance (The Nutcracker). At present he is a dancer with Yekaterinburg Ballet Theatre.

Alexey Tiutiunnik
Alexey Tiutiunnik

Born in Kiev. In 2012 after graduating from the Kiev School of Dance he joined the ballet the Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine. In 2013 he joined the Mariinsky Ballet.

Classical repertoire: Giselle (Hans); Don Quixote (Espada); Le Corsaire (Birbanto); The Nutcracker (Rose Waltz, Elegant Cavalier); Spartacus (Satyr); G. Balanchine's ballets Jewels (Diamonds), Scotch Symphony, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Participated in: Sylvia (chor. F. Ashton); Carmen Suite (chor. A. Alonso); 5 Tangos (chor. H. van Manen); A. Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella, Anna Karenina and Concerto DSCH.

Modern repertoire: Le Parc (chor. A. Preljocaj); Sacre (chor. S. Waltz) Russian Overture (chor. M. Petrov); The Bronze Horseman (chor. Y. Smekalove).

Fedotov Timofei
Russia
Fedotov Timofei
Russia

Born in 1996.

In 2015 graduated from the Yakutia Ballet School named after Poselskich. Since 2015 has been working in the theater ballet company (Театр).

He has performed at the stages of the Mariinsky and the Bolshoy theaters as well as in Minsk and Vilnius.

His repertoire includes roles in the following ballets: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Carmen Suita (Toreo), Prince Igor amongst others.

He was granted with Nadezhda (Hope) Prize at the III International Ballet Competition in Astana (Kazakhstan, 2016). Performed at the concert of the winners of the VI International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sotchi, 2016).

Fedotova Venera
Russia
Fedotova Venera
Russia

Born in 1996 in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. In 2015, after graduation from the Yakutia Ballet School she joined the Theater ballet company.

Her repertoire includes leading roles in the following ballets: The Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and other.

Her awards and prizes: Diploma at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2015); Diploma at the VI Yury Grigorovich International Competition Young Ballet of the World (2016). She was granted a scholarship by G. Ulanova Foundation.

Took part in tour to the Khabarovsk region (2015), the I International Modern Ballet Festival (2016), in the opening night of A. Borodin’s opera Prince Igor (Beijing, 2016).

Khabinets Ksenia
Russia
Khabinets Ksenia
Russia

Born in 1994. In 2012 graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and was admitted to the Kremlin Ballet Theater, where she has been performing as soloist since the first year of her career. In 2015 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Performance department), class of Honored Artist of Russia J. Bogoroditskaya.

Her roles in the theater include: Gamzatti (La Bayadere), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), the Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Fleur de Lys (La Esmeralda), the Dryad Queen (Don Quixote), the Spring (The Snow Maiden), variation in the Lively Garden (Le Corsaire), the Three swans, brides (The Swan Lake) among other.

She was awarded I prize at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (2016). In 2016 took part in the XXIX R. Nureyev International Festival in Kazan.

Takes part in the theater’s tours around Russia and abroad.

Khomushku Subuday
Russia
Khomushku Subuday
Russia

Born in 1996 in the Tyva Republic. In 2016 graduated from the Buryat Republic Ballet School named after L. Sakhyanova and P. Abasheev.

Currently is part of the company of the Kremlin Ballet Theater where he works under the guidance of V. Kremenskiy.

His repertoire covers the following ballets: Chipollino, La Fille mal gardée, The Nutcracker, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Gayane. He was involved in the following productions of the Kremlin Ballet Theater: The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Ruslan and Ludmila, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet and other.

His awards: II prize at the Almaty International Ballet Competition (Kazakhstan, 2014); diploma at the VIII Korea International Ballet Competition (2015); diploma at the All-Russian Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers (Moscow, 2016).

Chebykina Ekaterina
Chebykina Ekaterina

Born in 1993 in Kiev. In 2011 graduated from the Kiev State Choreographic School and joined the National Opera House of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko. Since 2013 she has been part of the Mariinsky Ballet; since 2016 as second soloist.

Repertoire: Giselle, The Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Chopeniana, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Stone Flower, The Legend of Love, Jewels (Rubies, Brilliants); F Ashton’s Silva; A. Ratmansky’s Cinderella, Anna Karenina; Infra (chor. W. McGregor); The Bronze Horseman, Paquita (chor. by Y. Smekalov).

Awards: III prize at Y. Grigorovich International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” (Sochi, 2010); I prize at the VII S. Lifar Ballet International Competition (2011); diploma and Special Award for Artistic Growth at the Korea International Ballet Competition (Seoul, 2010).

Yoomin Jang
Korea
Yoomin Jang
Korea

Born in Seoul in 1997. She graduated from Yewon Arts High School; at present she attends Sangmyeong University.

Currently, she is a dancer with the Seoul Ballet Company. Since 2015 she has performed in Numerous Gala performances.

She was awarded with a gold medal of the Korea Dance Teacher Association for three times.

She participated twice in the Korea International Ballet Competition.

Shevchenko German
Latvia
Shevchenko German
Latvia

Born in 1996 in Riga, Latvia.

In 2014 graduated from the Riga Choreography School. Currently is soloist at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet.

His repertoire includes: Golden Idol (La Bayadere), Jester (The Swan Lake), Wedding pa de deux (Giselle), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet) among other.

Toured to Italy, Greece, Spain, China, Finland, etc.

Yuki Yamada
Japan
Yuki Yamada
Japan

Born on August 27th, 1996. In 2013 he got a full scholarship of The National Conservatory's Dance School in Lisbon Portugal and Pittsburgh Ballet.

In 2014 he got a full scholarship and became a student at Joffrey Ballet School. In 2016 he became a student under scholarship at Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Awards: 6th prize at the FLAP National Ballet Competition in Japan (2015); 2d prize at the Educational ballet competition in Japan (2016); 2d prize at the V. Kozlova International Ballet   Competition (European Semi-Finals). He won best 6th at the Youth America Grand Prix in Japan semi- finals.

His repertoire includes: Chinese dance (The Nutcracker) etc.

Saori Yamashita
Saori Yamashita

She was a student of Kirov Academy Of Ballet in Washington and of the Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee Program. After graduating in 2014 she was invited to The Joffrey Ballet's Studio Company.

She performed in ballets by Ch. Wheeldon, A. Ekman, S. Welch, F. Ashton, G.Arpino, A. Kremnev and K. Pastor.

She took part in the Youth America Grand Prix Gala at Lincoln Center in New York.

She is joining State Street Ballet in August, 2017.

Yuma Yasui
Japan
Yuma Yasui
Japan

Born on 15 July 1996 in Japan. He began to study ballet at the age of 5 at the Tanaka Ballet Art School. In 2011 He became a student at Australian Ballet School. In 2015 he won 2nd prize at the World Ballet Competition Orland. In 2017 He won 1st prize at the NBA All Japan competition.  From 2014-2016 he was soloist at the Columbia Classical Ballet in USA. He repertoire includes the following roles: Romeo and Juliet “Romeo”, Swan Lake “Rothbart”, Nutcracker ”Snow Pas de deu”, Paquita “Pas de toris”, Sleeping Beauty “Prince Desire” ,etc…

In this competition I saw a lot of talented young people, many amazing surprises... featuring himself, his work, each participant thus represented his country, the level of its culture. We all were interested to see what is happening in the world in the field of dance, what's new and significant.

Arnold Haskell, UK

The alarming tendency is that the contestants very often change the chorographical “texts”. This arises a strongest protest in me – I do not want to see the well-known choreography of a ballet masterpiece to be filled up with various “additions” which destroy its style and logic…Distortion of choreographer’s original texts is caused by the technical difficulties which make it hard to perform for the contestants. Then they make a “light version”. The situation is very irritating and requires certain amendments in the competition Regulations.

Charles Jude, France

... This is a great event and I am confident that even the performance on the most famous stages in the world will be a precious memory for all who participate in the competition, regardless of whether they will be among the first or not.

Arnold Haskell, UK

And what I would consider to be the most important – the Competition allows us to see that it is the individual style that is most valued in art

Alicia Alonso, Cuba

Since the very first competition in 1969 many things have changed. And if at that time the difference between the countries with long-standing traditions of classical dance and the counties which did not have any was very big, in the following years this gap has faded away. The popularity of ballet has grown up all around the world. And all the better, as I think it has become difficult to demonstrate you mastery, skills, - the professional requirements have been leveled up!

Olga Lepeshinskaya, USSR

Our Competition, giving a very difficult program, thus stimulates the progress of ballet.

Yuri Grigorovich, Russia
To affirm the basis of classical dance, constantly renewing it, enriching it with new lexis, new themes, new genres – that is what our common task is, that is what should reveal itself most brightly at the Competition.
Igor Moiseev, USSR
To success at the competition you need to have a great deal of personality, the strength… You need to be able to show that you love ballet and to perform even better than you actually can.
Loipa Araujo, Cuba
Ballet is not a sport, the combination of ballet movements should be expressive, meaningful, magical. Bazil and Jose should have the same brilliant technique, but by no means – the same expression.
Ben Stevenson, USA
At the International competition in Moscow I have seen a lot of what is really interesting, which I woul never see anywhere else. I love the art of classical dance and will never lay its precious heritage aside. But every time the epoch brings out something fresh, new. And you do not have to make the choice of “either…or” in art. That is fine which is perfect. This is life itself.
Agnes De Mille, USA
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