Alexandra Elagina made her North American debut as Masha on the 2010 eastern leg of the Moscow Ballet tour to critical acclaim, noted as “brimful with feeling,” by Alastair MacCaulay, NYTimes Chief Dance Critic and “exuded the essence of delicacy,” in Charleston Today. Alexandra hails from Kazan, called the “Third Capital of Russia” after Moscow and St Petersburg, lying at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers. Alexandra graduated from the world-famous Kazan Ballet Academy in 2006 in the class of teacher I. Khakimova, the People’s Artist of Tatarstan and Honorable Artist of the Russian Federation. Immediately upon graduation, she was accepted as a soloist to Tatar’s Jalil State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet which is considered to be home to one of the best troupes performing in Russia. Alexandra made her performing debut as the Fairy of Tenderness in Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Her repertory includes Fairy, Blue Bird and Cat in Sleeping Beauty; Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Masha, Doll and Pas de Trois in the Nutcracker; Trio from La Corsaire; Pas de Trois and Little Swan in Swan Lake; Nikia, Pas de Trois, Pas d’Action in La Bayadere; Phrygia in Spartacus; Solveig in Peer Gynt; Suimbike in Shurale and others. Alexandra has toured France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and the US. Moscow Ballet is proud to once again present the talented Elagina to the international ballet scene.