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 Ullates "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“