Elena Sheshina

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In past ballet soloist at Mikhailovsky and Mariinsky theaters.
Teacher at Vaganova Academy.
In 1997 Elena graduated from Vaganova Academy (Class of Professor N.Dudinskay).
In 2008, Elena received a diploma in higher education at Vaganova Academy (bachelor of art ballet).

Her awards, like a dancer:
1st prize, Gold medal - Open ballet competition "Arabesque - 2000" in Perm, Russia (2000);
1st Prize, Gold medal - International Ballet Competition in Kazan, Russia (2001).

Elena's career grew rapidly.
1997-2001 she became a ballet soloist in Mikhailovsky Theater;
from 2001 to 2009 - ballet soloist in Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia, tutor in the theater N.Kurgapkina);
from 2009 to 2011 she was a ballet soloist at the Semperoper (Dresden, Germany).

Among her roles: Odette / Odilia (Swan Lake); Masha (The Nutcracker); Gamzatti (La Bayadere); Middle Duet (chor. A.Ratmansky); Puppet Fairy (Puppet Fairy); Kitri (Don Quixote); Giselle (Giselle); Gulnara / Pas de de Medora (Corsair); Aurora / Princess Florina (Sleeping Beauty); La Sylphide (La Sylphide); Pas de deux Tarantella and Solo in Theme and Variations (chor. J. Balanchine); Pas de deux classic de D.Ober; also performed numerous roles in William Forsythe's ballets, etc.

Elena has many years of experience as a tutor and as a teacher. 2013-2014 Elena was a tutor at the Academic Ballet Theater L.Jacobs on and teacher in Boris Eifman Dance Academy (classic dance, work with preparatory groups), from 2016 to 2019 she was a tutor at the Boris Eifman Theater, rehearsed with many troupe dancers, including Maria Abashova. Since 2019 Elena became a teacher at Vaganova Academy (classic dance).
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