Novikova, Olesia

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Olesia Novikova Biography

Notable: Mariinsky Ballet

Olesia Novikova was born in St Petersburg. She graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Marina Vasilieva) and joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 2002.

Repertoire includes:

  • Giselle (Giselle)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Silver Fairy, Gold Fairy, Fleur de Farine) Sergeyev’s version and the revival of the 1890 production
  • La Bayadere (variation in the Kingdom of Shadows scene)
  • Raymonda (variation)
  • Don Quixote (Street Dancer, Kitri, Variation from IV act)
  • The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Young women, Maria)
  • Swan Lake (Little Swan)
  • Chemiakin’s The Nutcracker choreography by Kirill Simonov (Masha)
  • Le Corsaire (Gulnara)
  • Fokine’s Chopiniana (Nocturne, Eleventh waltz)
  • Ratmansky’s Middle Duet, George Balanchine’s Jewels (Emeralds, Diamonds)
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Ballet Imperial
  • Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and In the Middle
  • Somewhat Elevated


  • Prize-winner at the International Ballet Competition Vaganova-prix (St Petersburg, 2002)