Iana Salenko

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Kiev, Ukraine

BALLETT EDUCATION

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: »Cinderella« (main part), »Sleeping Beauty« (Princess Aurora, Pas de deux Princess Florine – Bluebird, Fairy Canari qui chante), »La Bayadère« (Pas de djambé), »La Péri« (La Péri), Grand Pas de deux »Le Corsaire«, Grand Pas de deux »La Esmeralda«; Patrice Bart: »The Nutcracker« (Marie), »Giselle« (Peasant pas de deux), »The Flaming Heart« (Harriet Grove, Shelley's first love), »Swan Lake« (Odette/Odile); Boris Eifman: »Tchaikowsky« (girl); George Balanchine: »Tchaikowsky Pas de Deux« and »Jewels« (»Rubies« Pas de deux, »Diamonds« Pas de deux); August Bournonville: »Blumenfest von Genzano« (Grand Pas de deux); Frederick Ashton: »Sylvia« (dance of goats); Giorgio Madia: »Alice's Wonderland« (Alice), »OZ - The Wonderful Wizard« (Dorothy), »Don Juan« (Elisa); John Cranko: »Onegin« (Olga, Tatjana), »Romeo and Juliet« (Juliet); »Glories of the Romantic Ballet« (Pierre Lacotte: »Le Papillon«); Peter Schaufuss: »La Sylphide« (main part); Yuri Burlaka/Vasily Medvedev: »La Esmeralda« (Esmeralda, gypsy girl), »The Nutcracker« (Clara); Heinz Spoerli: »Peer Gynt« (Solveig); Marius Petipa: »Don Quixote« (»Malakhov & Friends 2014«); Nacho Duato: »Sleeping Beauty« (Aurora), »The Nutcracker« (Clara); Vìctor Ullate: Don Quixote (Kitri); Alexei Ratmansky: »La Bayadère« (Nikiya)

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«