234th Season

Zhanna Ayupova

Dancer

Principal Dancer

Honoured Artist of Russia (2002).
Won The International Ballet Competition (Moscow, 1985).
Laureate of the Baltika prize (2002).


Born in Petrozavodsk.
Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Ninella Kurgapkina).
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1984. Principal since 1987.


Repertoire includes:
La Sylphide (Sylphide);
Giselle (Giselle);
Le Corsaire (Gulnara, Medora);
La Bayadere (Nikia);
"Paquita" Grand Pas (variation, Principal ballerina);
Pas de Six from Esmeralda;
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Princess Florine);
The Nutcracker (Masha);
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile);
Raymonda (Raymonda);
Don Quixote (Kitri);
Die Puppenfee (Puppenfee);
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria);
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet);
Sergeyev?s Cinderella (Cinderella);
Auber?s Grand Pas Classique;
MacMilan?s Manon (Manon);
Fokine?s Chopiniana (Valse in C Sharp Minor, Маzurka, Nocturne), Spectre de la Rose, Petrouchka (The Ballerina);
Balanchine?s Serenade, Symphony in C (1st and 4th Movements), Theme and Variations, Apollo (Terpsichore), Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Jewels (Emeralds);
Alexei Ratmansky?s Le Baiser de la Fee (Bride), Middle Duet;
Neumeier?s Spring and Fall.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg
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