Polina Rassadina

Principal character Dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet

Master classes Dance Open: 2014 (Савонлинна), 2018

Having graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1994, she joined the Mariinsky Theater in 1996 and since has been dancing almost all character parties of the company’s repertory. Among them: Forban Dance, Palestinian Dance (Le Corsaire), Indian Dance (La Bayadère), Hungarian Dance, Neapolitan Dance, Spanish Dance (Swan Lake), Spanish Dance, Trepak, Frau Stahlbaum, Nanny (The Nutcracker), Hungarian Dance, Saracen Dance (Raymonda), Gipsy Dance, Fandango (Don Quixote), Cracovienne, Dance of the Captives, Polish Noblewomen (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Nurse, Street Dancer (Pétrouchka), Principal Matchmaker, Fiery Witch (Shurale,) Kubyshka, the Fairy Tramp (Cinderella), Polovtsian Maiden (Polovtsian Dances), Spanish Dance (The Little Humpbacked Horse), Egyptian Girl, Dance of the Etruscans (Spartacus), Tarantella (Ondine) and others.

She is well familiar with specificity of choreographic manner of Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeyev, Vasily Vainonen, Mihail Chemiakin, Leonid Yakobson, George Balanchine, Alexei Ratmansky, and others. Toured with Mariinsky Ballet in different countries.

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