Principal Ballerina Svetlana Isakova is a ballet artist of the ballet of the highest caliber. She joins Moscow Ballet for her third year in 2018. From 2007 to present Svetlana was a Ballet Soloist at the Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Lysenko. Svetlana was invited to the esteemed Kharkov School of Culture in 2003 studying Ballet and received her Diploma with Honors four years later in 2007. Her extensive secondary ballet training is secondary included a higher pedagogical education, including teaching classical ballet and teaching choreography at Kharkov‘s National Pedagogical University, with her focus as Choreographer, graduating in 2011.
In her short but intensive career, Svetlana has performed in all of the great classic Russian Ballet repertoire including: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” as Odette-Odile, in the famous Pas de Trois, as a Big Swan and as a Bride; Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” as Masha (Clara), as The Kissy Doll, Snowflake and the Waltz of the Flowers; Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” as the Lilac Fairy, Princess Florina and the Bluebird Pas De Deux; Ludwig Minkus’ “La Bayadere” as Gamzatti, the Pas-de-Xion and the Trio of Shadows; Minkus’ “Paquita” as First Soloist; Minkus' “Don Quixote” as Kitri's girlfriend. Street Dancer and Solo Variations; Adolf Adan’s “Le Corsaire” as Gulnara and in the trio of Odalisque; Adan’s “Giselle” as Myrtas, in the Wedding Pas de Deux and as the Deuce Wilis; Fikret Amirov’s “A Thousand and One Nights” as First Soloist Nurida;Leo Delib’s “Coppelia” as girlfriend to Svanildy and Solo Variations; in Frederick Chopin’s Chopiniana” in the prelude and the 11th Waltz; Charles Gounod’s “Walpurgis Night” as The Bacchante; Johann Straus‘s “Cinderella” as Cinderella and Sister Stella; Karl Orff‘s “Carmina Burana” as Bes and Edward Grieg‘s “Per Gyunt” daughter of the Dovrsky King.