Yelena Andrienko

Leading Soloist

Born in Kiev (Ukraine). Studied at the Kiev Ballet School. Then was transferred to Moscow Ballet School (today the Moscow State Academy of Choreography), where she trained in Sophia Golovkina’s graduates’ class.
In 1991, having completed his studies, she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Company.
For a long time she was training under Marina Semyonova.
At the present time, her teacher-repetiteur is Lyudmila Semenyaka.

Main Repertory

1992
First Odalisque (Le Corsaire; choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev after Marius Petipa)

1993
2nd variation in Raymonda’s Dreams scene (Raymonda; Yuri Grigorovich production)
1st variation in The Shadows scene (La Bayadere; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Friend to the Prince (Swan Lake; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Lady of Heart (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production) — creator of the role
Cinderella, Fairy of Diamond (The Sleeping Beauty; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Shireen (Arif Melikhov’s Legend of Love; choreography by Yuri Grigorovich)

1994
Pas d’esclave (Le Corsaire; choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev after Marius Petipa in a version by Yuri Grigorovich)
Rita (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Myrtha (Giselle. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Effi (Herman Lovenskjold’s La Sylphide; choreography August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)

1995
2nd variation in Grand Pas (Don Quixote; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Muse (Paganini to the music by Sergei Rakhmanonov. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky)
Snow White (Karen Khachaturyan’s Snow White; choreography by Genrikh Mayorov) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre

1996
Gamzatti (La Bayadere)
Princess-Swan (Swan Lake. Vladimir Vasiliev production) — creator of the role

1997
Fairy of Carelessness (The Sleeping Beauty)
Kitri (Don Quixote)
Katarina (The Taming of the Shrew to music by Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Domenico Scarlatti; choreography by John Cranko)

1998
Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty )
Marie (The Nutcracker; Yuri Grigorovich production)

1999
2nd Pas de Trois (Agon) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Priest’s Daughter (Balda to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev) — creator of the role
Soloist Part 4 (Symphony in C)

2000
Magnolia (Aram Khachaturian’s Cipollino; choreography by Gennadi Mayorov)
Neva (creator of the role), Ramze (La Fille du Pharaon. Production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa)

2001
Seventh Waltz and Prelude (Chopiniana; choreography by Mikhail Fokine)

2002
Odette-Odile (Swan Lake; in Yuri Grigorovich’s 2nd version)

2003
Balerina (Dmitry Shostakovich’s The Bright Stream; Alexei Ratmansky production)
Clemence (Raymonda)

2004
Title Role (Herman Lovenskjold’s La Sylphide; choreography August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)

2006
Spring (Cinderella. Yuri Possokhov and Yuri Borisov production)

2007
Soloist (In the Upper Room. Music by Philip Glass, choreography by Twyla Tharp) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Pas d’esclaves (Le Corsaire. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa)
Class Concert (Music by different composers, choreography by Asaf Messerer)

2008
Pas de Trois (was among the creators of the ballet), Variation (Paquita. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka)

2009
Title role, the First Sylph (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg)
Pupil (Georges Delerue’s The Lesson; choreography by Flemming Flindt)
Beranger, companion to Fleur de Lys (Esmeralda by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev)

In 1993, she won 2nd prize at International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
In 1994, she won 2nd prize at Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Kiev.
In 2003, she was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.

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