Yekaterina Osmolkina - invited guest of the RMB intensives
Honored Artist of Russia
First soloist of the Mariinsky Theater
Graduate of the Vaganova Academy
Ekaterina Osmolkina was born in Kishinev (Moldova). Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Inna Zubkovskaya). Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 1999. The dancer of the perfect dance and acting gift for more then 20 years touches hearts of the Mariinsky Theatre viewers.

She is the first soloist and much more:
Honoured Artist of Russia.
Prize-winner at the Vaganova-prix competition (St Petersburg, 1998).
Prize-winner at the International Ballet Competition (Seoul, 2004).
Recipient of the Golden Sophit, St Petersburg´s highest theatre prize (2006).
During the Stars of the White Nights festival in 2008 she appeared in the gala concert Great Ballerinas of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Ekaterina Osmolkina danced all leading roles of the repertoire as Giselle, Kitri, the Sylph, Odette-Odile, princess Aurora, Masha, Raymonda, Juliet, Cinderella and many others. She danced beautiful duets with Farukh Ruzimatov, Carlos Acosta, Andrian Fadeev, Marcelo Gomez, and many others virtuoso artists.

“She has long deserved the title of genius. Her mastery has been honed to the degree that it is not just powerful, but meaningful too”, - critics say about Ekaterina Osmolkina.

Ekaterina Osmolkina will conduct masterclasses in Burgas, Bulgaria at Summer intensive course in August.