Galina Stepanenko( Ballet Dancer)
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Biography Galina Stepanenko
Galina Stepanenko was born in Moscow. While still a student of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, proved to be talented actress to play the main roles in the ballets "Vain precaution" (Lisa), "Coppelia" (Swanilda), Paquita (soloist).
. In 1984, after the Academy (class of Professor C
. N. Golovkina), was adopted by the troupe of the Moscow State Ballet Theater of p / p H. Kasatkina and in. Vassileva. In the first years of work she has performed all the major parties of the repertory: Natalie (Natalie Swiss or thrush, choreographer P. Lacotte the F. Taglioni), soloist ( "Theme and Variations," choreographed J. Balanchine), Vivetta (Arlezianka, choreographer P. Petit), Devil ( "Creation", choreographers H. Kasatkin and B. Vassilev). Especially for Galina Stepanenko and Vladimir Malakhov famous Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso staged the ballet "Bahia" to music by E. Villa Lobos.
A few seasons working in the Moscow musical theater of K. S. Stanislavsky and Vladimir. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, performed Odette-Odile in "Swan Lake" (choreographed in. Burmeister), Kupava in "Snow Maiden" (choreographed in. Burmeister), Medora in Le Corsaire, Kitri and the Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote. "
In 1990, Galina Stepanenko was invited to the ballet troupe of the Bolshoi Theater. The impeccable technique, an easy leap, swift rotation allowed it to quickly and seamlessly enter the number of stars in the "Bolshoi Ballet". With great success making his debut as Odette-Odile in "Swan Lake" (choreographer S. Grigorovich), she danced Giselle, Raymonda, Aegina (Spartacus, choreographed S. Grigorovich), Sylphide (La Sylphide, choreographed A. Bournonville), Rita (The Golden Age, choreographer S. Grigorovich), Marie ( "Nutcracker, choreographer S. Grigorovich), Bacchante ( "Walpurgis Night" from the opera "Faust", choreographer L. Lavrovsky).
Landmark for the party became a ballerina Nikiya and Medora in the premiere of "La Bayadere" (1991) and "Le Corsaire" (1992. and 1994). As acknowledged by critics one of the best parties in the repertoire of Galina Stepanenko was Kitri in "Don Quixote".
. In 1995, the dancer sang Giulietta in the resumed play Leonid Lavrovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" - one of the best in the repertoire
. Spring of 1996, Vladimir Vasiliev restores his famous ballet "Annie" for the performance of the title role he chose Galina. The following year, she successfully sang Swan Princess in a new production of "Swan Lake" (choreographed in. Vasiliev).
First Prize and Special Prize of the Academy of Russian Ballet A. YA. All-Union Vaganova Ballet Competition in Moscow (1984).
Second prize and silver medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (1985).
First prize and gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (1989).
Honored Artist of Russia (1994).
International Ballet prize "Benois de la Danse" International Dance Association (1995).
In 1996, Galina Stepanenko was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia.
Graduated from the Faculty of choreographer Russia Academy of Dramatic Art (course Professor M. T. Semenova).
. In 1996, Boris Eifman invited Galina Stepanenko the role of Kitri in the new ballet "Don Quixote or a madman's imagination.
. Ballerina has an extensive concert repertoire - are fragments from the ballets of the classical heritage, miniatures and contemporary choreography
. At the Bolshoi, Galina Stepanenko working under the guidance of the renowned Marina Semenova, she actively participates in the foreign tours of the Bolshoi Ballet.
. The last major work of the ballerina in the season 1998-1999 - Gamzatti ( "La Bayadere"), Waltz and Prelude ( "Les Sylphides"), falling ( "Balda", choreographed in
. Vasiliev), "Symphony in C" (choreographer J. Balanchine).