Elena Zabalkanskaya

Current teacher at the Vaganova Academy
Former dancer at the Mariinsky Theatre
Repetiteur at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Mihalovsky Theater
Elena Zabalkanskaya was born in Leningrad. She began her studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1966 until 1974 where having as her teacher Elena Vasillevna Shiripinoy. Upon graduation, she was accepted to join the Kirov Ballet, (now Mariinsky Ballet), where she worked until 1996, dancing the most famous ballets of the company such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Raymonda, Les Sylphides among many others.
She has been part of the faculty of the Vaganova Ballet Academy since 1996 and also works at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Mihalovsky Theater and the Stanilavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Theater in Moscow.
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