Euguenia Obraztsova

Born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). On 2002 she graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of M. A. Vasilieva, Honoured Artist, and also of L. N. Sofronova and I. B. Zubkovskaya).

Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2002. Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes: La Sylphide (Sylphide), Giselle (Giselle), Pas de quatre (Carlotta Grisi), Le Corsaire (Trio of Odalisques), La Bayadère (bayadère in the Grand pas and Trio of Shades); The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), The Nutcracker (Masha), Le Réveil de Flore (Flore), Raymonda (Variation), Don Quixote (Kitri), Le Carnaval (Columbine), Petrouchka (Ballerine), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Shurale (Syuimbike), The Legend of Love (Shirin). And also Apollo (Terpsichore), Symphony in C (Allegro vivace), Piano Concerto No 2, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux (George Balanchine); In the Night — by Jerome Robbins; The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (William Forsythe); Cinderella (Cinderella), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Tsar Maiden), Alexei Ratmansky's Anna Karenina (Kitty); Nikita Dmitrievsky's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Nicole); Pierre Lacotte's Ondine (Ondine); Parting (Yuri Smekalov).

First performer of the roles of Ondine (Ondine, 2006), Flore (Le Réveil de Flore), Columbine (Le Carnaval, 2008), Syuimbike (Shurale, 2009). In 2005 she made her debut at the Opera di Roma in Cinderella (choreographed by Carla Fracci), where she also danced in 2006 as Margherita in the premiere of Faust to music by Franz Liszt (choreographed by Luciano Cannito and staged by Giuseppe Menegatti, with Andrian Fadeyev as Faust). In 2007 she made her debut at the Arena di Verona. The same year she also performed in the gala concert Roberto Bolle and Friends at La Scala in Milan. In 2008 she made her debut with NBA Ballet (Tokyo) in the ballet Don Quixote (Kitri), staged by Sergei Vikharev. The same year she was invited by Vladimir Malakhov to make her debut performance at the Berliner Staatsoper in the concert Malakhov and Friends. In 2009 she made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in The Sleeping Beauty (as Aurora).

Since 2006, she has been a regular participant at the International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Festival in Kazan. Since 2006 she has also been a regular participant in gala concerts and projects run by the Maris Liepa Foundation. Appeared in a gala concert commemorating Maris Liepa's seventieth birthday (Moscow, Kremlin Palace).

Together with the Mariinsky Ballet Company, she has toured to Japan (Tokyo), France, the UK (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Germany (Baden-Baden), Austria (Graz), the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and the USA. Has appeared in Les poupées russes (art flm directed by Cédric Klapisch, France, 2005) and Ballerina (a documentary dedicated to ballerinas of the Mariinsky Theatre, directed by Bertrand Normand). Prize-winner at international ballet competitions: Vaganova Prix (St Petersburg, 2002); Ő International Competition (Moscow, 2005), gold medal. She is a Recipient of the Zegna Mariinsky New Talents Award (Paris, 2005); Premio per la Danza Leonide Massine (Positano, Italy, 2006); Nina Ananiashvili and Gilbert Albert Star prize (Tbilisi, 2008); Golden Mask (2007); a Medal For Achievements in Culture from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan (2009).






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