Soloists Iana Salenko

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Kiev, Ukraine

BALLETTEDUCATION

1995-2000 Pisarev Ballet School, Donetsk

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

2002 1st Prize and “Diaghilew-Price“ Serge-Lifar-Competition Kiev
2004 1st Prize ÖTR Contest Vienna
2004 1st Prize and “Makharova-Price“ at the Arabesque-Competition
2004 3rd Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Varna
2005 1st Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki
2005 1st Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya

ENGAGEMENTS

2000 Soloist Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre /// 2002 Principal Dancer National Opera House of Ukraine /// 2005 Demi-Soloist Staatsballett Berlin /// 2006 Soloist /// since 2007 Principal Dancer

REPERTORY

“The Nutcracker“ (Marie), ”Sleeping Beauty“ (Aurora), ”Giselle“ (Giselle), “Don Quixote“ (Kitri), “La Sylphide“, “Romeo and Juliet“ (Juliet)

REPERTORY IN BERLIN

Vladimir Malakhov´s ”Cinderella“ (main part); “Sleeping Beauty“ (princess Aurora, Pas de deux princess Florine – blue-bird, Fairy “Canari qui chante”); ”La Bayadere” (Dschampe dance); ”La Péri“ (La Péri), Patrice Bart´s “The Nutcracker“ (Marie); ”Giselle“ (Peasant-Pas-de-deux); “The flaming heart” (Harriet Grove, Shelley´s first love), Boris Eifman´s “Tchaikowsky“ (girl), George Balanchine´s ”Tchaikowsky-Pas-de-deux“ and “Jewels” (Rubies Pas de deux), Grand Pas de deux  „Le Corsaire“, Grand Pas de deux „La Esmeralda“,  Auguste Bournonville´s ”Blumenfest von Genzano“ (Grand Pas- de-deux), Frederick Ashton´s “Sylvia“ (dance of goats), Giorgio Madia´s “Alice's Wonderland“ (Alice); “OZ - The Wonderful Wizard“ (Dorothy); “Don Juan“ (Elisa), John Cranko´s “Onegin“ (Olga); “Romeo and Juliet“ (Juliet), „Glories of the Romantic Ballet“ (Pierre Lacottes „Le Papillon“), Peter Schaufuss' “La Sylphide“ (main part), Yuri Burlaka´s and Vasily Medvedev´s ”La Esmeralda“ (Esmeralda, gypsy girl); “The Nutcracker” (Clara), Heinz Spoerli´s “Peer Gynt“ (Solveig), Marius Petipa´s ”Don Quixote“ (Malakhov & Friends 2014), Nacho Duato´s ”Sleeping Beauty“ (Aurora); “The Nutcracker” (Clara), John Cranko's "Onegin“ (Tatjana)

OTHER PARTICULARITIES

invitations: 2006: Opera na Zamku gala programme /// 2006 Theater Arnhem, NL: charity performance at the ARDT foundation /// 2007 International Ballet-Star-Gala Taipei /// 2013 Royal Ballet London: Kitri in Carlos Acostas "Don Quixote“