Irina Dvorovenko 


Irina Dvorovenko was born in the Ukraine and began to study dance at the age of 10 at the Ballet School in Kiev. In 1990 she became part of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, first of all as a soloist, and then in 1992 as a lead dancer.

Over the years she has performed in the following roles: Gamsatti in La Bavadère, the title roles in Cinderella and Paquita, Kitri in The Queen of the Dryads and Mercedes in Don Chisciotte, Giselle and Myrtha in Giselle, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Princess Aurora in Sleeping beauty and Odette-Odile in Swan lake. She has also danced in the most famous "pas de deux".

She has won important Competitions among which the "Jackson International Ballet" in 1990, the International Dance Competition of Dance in Osaka in 1991 and in Moscow in 1992 and the "Serge Lifar" International Competition in Ukraine in 1994.

In 1996 Irina Dvorovenko entered the American Ballet Theatre becoming a soloist in 1997 and a lead dancer in 2000. She has performed in famous classical ballets among which La Bavadère, Cinderella, Don Chisciotte, Sleeping beauty, Swan lake, Giselle and The Nutcracker. She has also been Medora in Le Corsaire, Kupava in The Snow maiden, the mermaid in The Prodigal son, Valencienne and Hanna in The Merry widow, Tatiana in Onegin, The Empress in Anastasia, Katherina in The Taming of the shrew, Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet. She also excels in the contemporary choreographies of Twyla Tharp which include Push Comes to shove, The Brahms-Haydn variations, Brüch violin concerto, Transcendental etudes, The Wall, Magyar suite, Jazzmania, Don't bring Lu-Lu and Pas des déesses.

Irina Dvorovenko has danced with the stars of the Bolshoi Theatre and has collaborated with the Finnish and the Australian Ballets, the New York City Opera Ballet and the Universal Ballet Academy. She has performed in France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Hungary, Finland, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Korea, China, Singapore and Taiwan.

March 2003

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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