Stepanenko, Galina

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Galina Stepanenko Biography

Notable: Born 1966; Bolshoi Ballet

Galina Stepanenko was born in Moscow in 1966. She graduated from the Moscow Ballet School (class of Sofia Golovkina) and joined the Moscow Classical Ballet where she danced from 1984-1988. In 1988 she joined the Stanislavsky Ballet and two years later she was invited to become a member of the Bolshoi Ballet. At the Bolshoi she has studied for Marina Semyonova and is now coached by Raisa Struchkova.

Repertoire includes:

  • Swan Lake (Odette-Odile)
  • La Bayadere (Nikiya and Gamzatti)
  • Don Quixote (Kitri)
  • Le Corsaire (Medora)
  • Spartacus (Aegina)
  • Title roles in Giselle, Raymonda, La Sylphide and Anyuta

Awards:

  • The Leningrad Choreography Prize at the Competition of Russian Ballet Artists (1984)
  • Gold medal Moscow International Ballet Competition (1989)
  • The Benois de la Dance prize (1995)
  • The Danza-Danza Magazine prize (1995)
  • People’s Artist of Russia