234th Season

Maria Makarenko

Dancer

Prize-winner at International competition
Principal Dancer of The Hermitage and Palace Theatres

Biography
Maria Makarenko was born in Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg).
In 1994 she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and was invited to the troupe of The Mariinsky theatre.
Since 2000 she has performed as a soloist of ballet of the Hermitage theatre and The Palace Theatre (Theatre of Musical comedy).
She has toured in The United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, France, Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Japan and others.

Her repertoire includes:
"Swan Lake", Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Odette-Odille
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev;


"The Sleeping Beauty", Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Princess Aurora
Choreography: Marius Petipa


"Giselle", Adolphe Adam
Giselle, Myrtha
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa;


"Don Quixote", Ludwig Minkus
Kitri
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky;


"Le Corsair", Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pavel Oldenburgsky
Medora, Gulnara
Choreography: Pyotr Gusev;


"La Sylphide", Herman von Lovenskjold
Sylphide
Choreography: August Bournonville;


"La Bayadere", Ludwig Minkus
Nikia
Choreography: Marius Petipa


"The Nutcracker", Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Masha
Choreography: Vasiliy Vainonen

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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