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Global Regional Jury Biography


Former Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre

Ballet Mistress of the Russian State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

of Chelyabinsk


From Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Natalia Vyskubenko joined the Kiev Academy of Ballet in 1986 and three years later transferred to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. She graduated in 1994 by the class of professor S. Golovkina and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. She was awarded a gold medal at the Rieti International Ballet Competition in Italy as well as a laureate of the Grigorovich International Ballet Competition: Young Ballet of Russia.

She performed solo roles in the playing repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre. She also danced with different companies as a guest ballerina performing main roles in ballets such as, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Don-Quixote, Carmen, Giselle, and Cinderella. Mrs. Vyskubenko gave classes at the Bolshoi Ballet Company. She was also a guest teacher at the Mikhailovsky theatre (Saint Petersburg), Ballet Company of San Carlo Theatre (Napoli,
Italy), The Israel Ballet, Philippine Ballet theatre, La La La Human Steps, as well as companies in Spain, UK, Australia, Singapore. Her student Oksana Bondareva has won Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Sochi, a silver medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, and a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow.

As an assistant of choreographer, Natalia has prepared ballets Snow Maiden and Doctor Dolittle at the Moscow Music Theatre in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 Natalia became an Assistant to the Artistic Director of the unique project, Kremlin Gala Ballet Stars of the XXI Century which has been running since 2010 in Moscow. In the frames of this project Natalia worked with ballet Stars including: Svetlana Lunkina, Diana Vishneva, Faruh Ruzimatov, Vladimir
Malakhov, Lucia Lacarra, Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Mathieu Ganio, Ludmila Pagliero, Daniil Simkin, Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Yonah Acosta, Silvia Azzoni, Alexander Riabko, Marcelo Gomes and choreographers including: John Neumeier, Eduard Lock, Paul Lightfoot, and Sol Leon. In 2013 Natalia graduated from Moscow State Institute of Dance as a professional teacher-choreographer. In 2014, as an Assistant to Choreographer Lyudmila
Semeniaka, Natalia restaged the ballet Giselle in Italy, Naples, where principal roles were performed by Svetlana Zakharova and Sergey Polunin.

Since 2016 Natalia has been a Chief Ballet Teacher of the Moscow State Ballet as well as an Assistant to the Artistic Director of the program, Canada All Star Ballet Gala. From 2017 Natalia is a Ballet Master of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

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