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Soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet

One of the most gifted and wel known ballerinas to appear in the last decade. Graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and winner of the Vaganova Prix, she has attracted attention since the very start of her professional career. According to ballet experts, Novikova has the ability to demonstrate «effortless grace». An elegant dancer, responsive and sensitive to nuances, she has performed in classical productions with great success and accepts with enthusiasm to bolder, more fluid experiments. Olesya possess a unique sense of style for romantic ballets. Her proportions, technique and appearance give a feeling of her absolute inner purity. She always maintain St. Petesrburg ballet tradition — restrained and elegant.