Evdokimova, Eva

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Eva Evdokimova Biography

Notable: 1948 – 2009; Berlin Ballet (Deutsche Oper)

Eva Evdokimova was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1948. Her father is Bulgarian and her mother American. She is a US citizen, but she spent most of her childhood and youth in Germany and England. She studied first in Munich and then from 1959 with the Royal Ballet School in London. In 1966 she joined the Royal Danish Ballet. She danced three years in the corps there before joining the Berlin Ballet as a soloist in 1969. After many big successes she was given the title prima ballerina in 1973. She was also a permanent guest artist with the London Festival Ballet. She guest danced all over the world and was a frequent partner of Rudolf Nureyev. She later worked as ballet mistress with the Boston Ballet. Eva Evdokimova died on April 3, 2009.

Repertoire includes:

  • Giselle
  • Swan Lake
  • La Sylphide
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • The Nutcracker
  • Don Quixote
  • Le Corsaire
  • La Bayadere
  • Firebird, Romeo and Julie
  • Les Sylphides
  • Raymonda
  • Coppelia
  • Miss Julie
  • Etudes
  • The Conservatory
  • Napoli
  • Cinderella
  • Daphnis and Chloë
  • La Valse
  • Symphony in C


  • Gold Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition in 1970.