Alisa Bolotnikova premiered as a Soloist with Moscow Ballet in 2016 and is an Audition Director in the “Dance with Us” program, having worked with over 3,000 students in the past three years! When not on tour, Alisa teaches ballet, choreography, gymnastics, and rhythmic gymnastics for children from 4 to 14 years old. Alisa also teaches students at the Kharkov Ballet College, some of whom have been accepted to the Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Alisa was accepted at the Kharkov Children's Music, Ballet and Choreographic School at 5 years old, and just six months later was on stage as a Little Star. Delighted with her costume, Alisa decided then that ballet and the stage were her life! She graduated from Kharkov University as a professional ballerina and teacher of choreography in 1997. Alisa also earned a Teacher of Choreography degree from Kherson National University and graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Culture with a Masters of Choreography.
Upon graduating from the National Ballet and Theatre Academy in Kharkov, Alisa was invited to join the Kharkov National Opera and Ballet Theatre performing as a classical ballerina in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Bulgaria, Japan, China, and Mexico. Some of her favorite roles are as Scheherazade in Arabian Nights, Gypsy Zhelobinsky in Don Quixote, and Mother in the ballet Isadora Duncan (Duncan lived in Russia for a time and was beloved by the Russian ballet community). Alisa has a passion for performing traditional folk dances such as the Spanish “Gypsy” and Russian folk styles. Alisa has performed as a folk dancer in Bulgaria and as a Modern dancer in Japan. Alisa’s repertoire includes the classic ballets and modern works.