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), Vìctor Ullate's Don Quixote (Kitri)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

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