Makhalina, Yulia

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Yulia Makhalina Biography

Notable: Born 1968; Mariinsky Ballet

Yulia Makhalina was born in St Petersburg in 1968. She graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Prof. Marina Vasilyeva). Joined Mariinsky Theatre in 1985. Became Principal in 1989. She has appeared throughout the world as a guest artist and toured with the Kirov Ballet.

Repertoire includes:

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, La Fee de Lilac)
  • Nutcracker (Masha)
  • Giselle (Giselle,Myrtha)
  • Don Quixote (Kitri)
  • Le Corsaire (Medora)
  • Swan Lake (Odette-Odile)
  • La Bayadere (Nikia, Gamzatti)
  • The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu)
  • Raymonda (Raymonda)
  • La Sylphide (Sylphide)
  • “Paquita” Grand Pas (Soloist)
  • The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
  • Sheherazade (Zobeide)
  • Firebird (Fire Bird)
  • Pas de Quatre (Marie Taglioni)
  • Dying Swan
  • Anna Karenina (Anna)
  • Cinderella (Fairy)
  • Theme and Variations (soloist)
  • Apollo (Terpsichore)
  • Symphony in C (IInd movement)
  • In the Night (IIIrd movement)
  • Roland Petits`s Carmen (Carmen)
  • Goya-Divertissement (Countess Alba)
  • Manon (Manon)
  • Youth and Death


  • Won the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the Fourth International Ballet Competition in Paris (1990) and is a recipient of the Italian Prix de Lumiere
  • Prizewinner of “Benois de la dance” prize (1998)
  • Honored Artist of Russia (1995)