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Born in Odessa in 1966. At the age of 15, after graduating from the Odessa City Ballet School, Alexandra started her career in Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater in 1981 immediately taking an active place in the entire ballet and opera repertoire. Aleksandra toured with the theatre in USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary and others countries.

In 2009 and 2013 she received awards from the governor of the Odessa region for her significant contribution to the development of national ballet art in the Country.

Aleksandra was at the origins of the company The Ukrainian National Ballet, being the main assistant of its founder, Vladimir Troschenko, also doing all the admin. duties as well as holding all of the rehearsals and stage activities of the group whilst on International tours.

In June 2021 Aleksandra graduated from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau as a Master of choreography. During the years of the Covid epidemic Aleksandra has devoted herself to improving the repertoire of the Company and preparing new star performers of the future.

Following the death of Vladimir Troshenko in 2022, she was appointed as Artistic Director of The Ukrainian National Ballet of Odessa.

Yanina Kiseleva

Graduated from the Odessa Ballet School, the Voronezh State Choreographic School with a degree in choreography, and the Kiev National University of Culture and Arts (choreographer and teacher-tutor). Since 1995 she has been working at the Ukrainian National Ballet of Odessa as a choreographer, she has staged the ballet for children “Little Red Riding Hood”, the ballet “Between the Lines”, a number of choreographic productions in operas. She taught at the Department of Choreography of the Odessa State School of Arts and Culture named after Konstantin Dankevich.

Her repertoire includes: Friends, the Wilis in the ballet “Giselle” by Adolphe Adam, Fate and Tobacco worker in the ballet “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin, The White Cat and Young waiting ladies in the ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, Hungarian and Neapolitan dances, Pas de trois and the Dance of the Little Swans in the ballet “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Hindu dance in the ballet “La Bayadere” by Ludwig Minkus.

Yanina toured with the Ukrainian National Ballet in France, Germany, China, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Italy, Spain and other countries.

Yanina Kisileva is the chorographer assistant in The Ukrainian National Ballet.

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