Ballet Dancers - Stella Voskovetskaya

by Vadim Mikhal
(Chicago Illinois)

Ballet Dancers - Stella Voskovetskaya

Stella Voskovetskaya started dancing when she was 6 years old.

In 1974 she was invited to continue ballet study at Kiev State Choreographic School.

But her dream was legendary Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

And in 1975, after a tough entry exam (approximately 500 children per place), she was admitted to the Vaganova School
After graduation in 1983,Ms.Voskovetskaya was accepted at Mariinski Theater as a corps-de-ballet dancer. Within several years Ms. Voskovetskaya consistently held positions as a Coryphées,First Character Dancer, Demi-Soloist.

Her repertoire includes
-Gamzatti and Nikiya - La Bayadère.
-Medora and Gulnare - Le Corsaire.
-Sylph and the Nocturne and the Prelude - La Sylphide.
-Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
-Princess Aurora - The Sleeping Beauty.
-Myrta - Giselle
-Odalisque - Le Corsaire.
-Zobeide - Scheherazade.
-Mercedes and Queen of the Dryads - Don Quixote

After a surgery in 2000, Ms. Voskovetskaya returns back to Kiev where she founded Academic Children Dance Ensemble
She created unique system She has created a unique system for training young dancers which represented a fusion of great Vaganova system and floor-barre training system of great choreographer Knyazev.

As a result of this system, Academic Children dance Ensemble took a 3rd place on Dance Grand Prix Europe in 2002 (Spain)

In 2004,after ensemble took a 2nd place on International Festivals in Porto and the Algarve – Portugal, Ms. Voskovetskaya moved to USA,where she works as choreographer and ballet teacher with Advance, Senior Advance and pre-professional ballet dancers at schools as State Street Dance School, Center Academy of Dance, Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School.

She also work as a guest master class teacher at a number of ballet school in Wisconsin, California and New York
In 2012,Ms.Voskovetskaya founded Classical Ballet, where she exclusively works with ballet pre-professionals, and very small number of rhythmic gymnasts.

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