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Galina Stepanenko

People’s Artist of the Russian Federation
Bolshoi Ballet

Dance Open: 2006


She completed her studies with distinction at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow State Academy of Choreography), where she trained in Sophia Golovkina’s graduates’ class. From 1984-88, she was a soloist with the Moscow Classical Ballet Company (today the State Academic Theatre of Classical Ballet led by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliyov). From 1988-90, she danced for the Moscow Academic Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Company. In 1990, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Winner of the lst prize at the All-Union Competition of Ballet Dancers and special prize of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. In 2001, she was awarded the Order of Honor. In 2004, she won the Russian Ballet journal Soul of Dance prize (in the Queen of Dance nomination). In December 2012 she finished her artistic career and became a coach-repetiteuer of the Bolshoi Ballet company. And by autumn 2013 became its Ballet Manager.