Iana Salenko

Principal Dancer with the Staatsballett Berlin

Best duet 2014

She was born in Kiev. Graduated from Pisarev Ballet School in Donetsk and entered the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2002 joined the National Opera in Kiev as a Principal Dancer. In 2005 joined the Staatsballett Berlin as a demi-soloist, in 2006 was promoted one year later to soloist and in 2007 to first soloist. The winner of 5 gold medals in international ballet competitions in Kiev, Vienna, Perm, Helsinki and Nagoya. Prize winner of «Deutscher Tanzpreis Zukunft» (2010) and other awards. Her roles — almost all main classical parts: Giselle, Princess Aurora, Odette/Odile, Kitri, Gamzatti, Juliet, Cinderella, Esmeralda, Medora and others. In high demand in different countries as a participant of international galas.