• Polina Semionova

    Principal Artist 

    Polina Semionova was born in Moscow in 1984. She studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. She graduated in 2002 and joined the Berlin Staatsoper Ballet as a principal when she was only 18 years old. She showed her outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards. She has toured in Japan partnering Vladimir Malakhov. In Germany she is also known as the ballerina dancing in Herbert Grönemeyer's music video "Demo (Letzter Tag)".    

     

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  • Jason Samuels Smith

    Tap Dancer

    In less than a decade, Jason Samuels Smith (performer, choreographer, director) has emerged as a multi-talented leader in the Art form of Tap. He won both an Emmy and American Choreography Award for “Outstanding Choreography” for the Opening number of the 2003 Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon in a tribute to the late Gregory Hines. Mr. Samuels-Smith was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Los Angeles for creating the First Annual Los Angeles Tap Festival in 2003; a Proclamation declaring April 23rd “Jason Samuels Day” from the City of Shreveport, Louisiana; the “Ivy of Education” from Brainerd Institute; and the “President Kenny Award” from Stony Brook. He was also the recipient of an Arts International Grant and an Alpert McDowell Fellowship Award and most recently received the 2007 Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award.

     

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  • Sarah Lamb

    Sarah Lamb is a native of Boston and trained at the Boston Ballet School with Tatiana Nicolaevna Legat from 1994-1998. She joined the Boston Ballet Company in 1998, was promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2003.

    Sarah joined the Royal Ballet as a First Soloist and was promoted to Principal in September 2006. Her repertoire with RB includes Lady Mary Lygon in Ashton’s Enigma Variations, the side couple in Symphonic Variations, Odette/Odile and the pas de trios in Anthony Dowell’sSwan Lake and the Fourth Movement in Balanchine’sSymphony in C.

     

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  • Paloma Herrera

    Principal Artist

    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she began her training at the age of seven with Olga Ferri and graduated with the highest qualification at the Insti­tute of Art at the COLON OPERA THEATRE. At age 14 she moved to New York and continued her stu­dies at the SCHOOL OF AME­RICAN BALLET, where she was given the lead role in Balanchine´s Raymonda Variation for its annual WORKSHOP. After only six months, she joined the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE. She was promoted to Soloist two years later. In l995, age 19, she became the youngest Principal Dancer in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE history.

     

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  • Jose Carlos Martinez

    Artistic Director

    Born in Spain, Josè Martinez studied at the "Rosella Hightower" International Dance Centre" in Cannes. In 1987 he won the "Prix de Lausanne" and trained at the Paris Opera ballet school . In 1988 he joined the Paris Opera ballet. In 1992 Josè won the gold medal at the "Varna" competition and became "Premier Danseur" of the P.O.B. In 1997 he was promoted "DANSEUR ETOILE". Since September 2011 José has been the Artistic Director of the Compañia Nacional de Danza (CND) in Spain.

     

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  • Agnes Letestu

    Born in Paris, Agnès Letestu enters the Paris Opèra Ballet School in 1983.

    In 1987, she is engaged - aged 16 - in the Corps de Ballet.

    In 1988, Coryphee, she dances the Siren in The Prodigal Son (Balanchine).     

     

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  • Irina Dvorovenko

    Principal Artist

    Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Irina Dvorovenko began her ballet training at the age of 10 at the Kiev Ballet School. She joined the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992. Her repertoire with that company included Gamzatti in La Bayadère, the title roles in Cinderella andPaquita, Kitri, the Queen of the Driads, and Mercedes inDon Quixote, Giselle and Myrta in Giselle, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Princess Aurora and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile inSwan Lake and the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. She also danced the pas de deux Le Corsaire and Diana and Acteon.

     

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  • Maxim Beloserkovsky

    Principal Artist

    Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Maxim Beloserkovsky trained at the School of Dance in Kiev. From 1990 to 1991, he was a principal dancer with the National Opera of Bulgaria. From 1991 to 1994, he was a leading soloist with the National Opera of the Ukraine, and while with this company was awarded the title of “etoile” in 1992. With the National Opera of the Ukraine, Beloserkovsky toured Japan, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Romania, India and Egypt. In 1993, he was honored by the President of the Ukraine for outstanding artistic achievement. Read more>