Principal Ballerina Ekaterina Alaeva
Born in Kiev, Ekaterina Alaeva was most recently Principal Ballerina of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine and was bestowed with the title Honored Artist of Ukraine. She studied under L. Smorgachova and graduated from State College of Choreography in Perm in 1998. Perm, considered the third best ballet school in the world after Bolshoi and Mariinsky, in the Class of N. Silvanovich. Her graduating class concert was directed by Asaf Messerer, known as distinguished Principal Danseur, teacher and choreographer for the Bolshoi Ballet. Upon graduation she was invited to join the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Kiev.
Alaeva has won top awards at the V (5th) Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in 2005 and she is an Awardee of the X (10th) Yuri Grigorovich International Ballet Competition. Alaeva participated in Gala Concerts with preeminent ballet artists Vladimir Malakhov, Svetlana Zakharova, andUliana Lopatkina. As Principal Ballerina Alaeva’s repertoire includes: Odette and Odille in “Swan Lake,” Princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty,” Paquita in “Paquita, Carmen in “Carmen” and in the “Carmen Suite,” Giselle in “Giselle,” Sylphide in “Sylphide,” Anneli in “Viennese Waltz,” Daniella in “Daniella,” Kitri in “Don Quixote,” the Bluebird pas de deux and Diamond Fairy in “Sleeping Beauty,” Flute and Serenade in “Suite in White,”
Snow White in “Snow White, ”Radish in “Chipollino,” Malvina in “Buratino” and more. Aleava has traveled the world as a ballerina perforing on tour in Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Andorra, Greece, Sardinia in Eurpoe, as well as in the East in Japan, and Korea, in all of the America’s including Canada, Argentina, and Mexico. Alaeva recently graduated from Kiev National University of Theatre Cinema and Television of Karpenko-Kariy focusing on directing for Classical Ballet. And In 2010 she graduated from Kiev National University of Theatre Cinema and Television of Karpenko-Kariy as a Theatre Business Master.