Stella Voskovetskaya


Stella Voskovetskaya was born on February 6,1965 in Kiev,Ukraine
First ballet class Stella took when she was six at Kiev Ballet School
(teachers People's Artist of Ukrainian SSR L Krymskaya and Honor Artist of Ukrainian SSR G. Kirilova)

In 1974 Stella was invited to join the Kiev Choreographic School, But she dreamed about Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, which is one of the oldest and best ballet schools in the world

Most of the important events that affect the entire Russian ballet, happened within the walls of the Vaganova Academy
Vaclav Nezhinskiy and George Balanchine, Galina Ulanova and Rudolf Nureyev - these are just a few names
from many graduates of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet who glorified Russian ballet

In 1975, Stella auditioned for and was accepted at Vaganova Academy  of  Russian Ballet 
During her years at the Vaganova Academy, Stella worked with a number of teachers who played an important role in shaping her style and personality as a ballerina especially Marina Vasilieva, a highly experienced teacher who had great faith in her.

In 1980, while studying at the Vaganova Academy, Stella won People's Choice Award in the junior group of the 10th International Ballet Competition in Varna,Bulgaria

During last four years at academy,she participated in academy concerts with variations from Raymonda, Le Corsaire, La Bayadere, and Giselle

Stella graduated Vaganova Academy in 1983 (class M. Vasilieva and I. Gensler),and was accepted into one of the world’s best companies — the Mariinsky Ballet Theater as a corp de ballet dancer,where she grew from corps de ballet to coryphée to demi-soloist
within two years
She also was a nominee of V International Ballet Competition in Moscow (June 12-26, 1985),where Galina Stepanenko won a silver medal, and VI International Ballet Competition in 1989 (Chairman of the Jury - Yuri Grigorovich)
For a long time Stella was working with teacher-rehearse Olga Moiseyeva and Gennady Selyutsky  
Her classical repertoire includes

2nd Shade, Gamzatti - La Bayadère.
Gulnare, Trio of Odalisques - Le Corsaire.
Nancy, Sylphs - La Sylphide.
  • Sugar Plum Fairy - The Nutcracker.

  • Lilac Fairy, Princess Florine - The Sleeping Beauty.

  • Myrta, Zulma, Peasant Pas de deux – Giselle

  • Pas de trois, Neapolitan Dance – Swan Lake

  • Zobeide - Scheherazade.

  • Queen of the Dryads, Street Dancer - Don Quixote

    • At Mariinsky Ballet Theater, Stella was working with Altynay Asylmuratova, Elena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov,Jeanne Aiupova,Alexander Lunev, and Larissa Lezhnina

    1994 - Stella was invited to work for Igor Moiseyev Ballet    
    2000 - Stella comes back to Kiev, where she organized and
                 was first Artistic Director of Academic Children
                 Dance Ensemble
    2002 - 3rd place at Dance Grand Prix Europe 2002 (Spain)
    2003 - 3rd place at Festival Internazionale di Danza per Scuole (Italy)
    2004 - 2nd place at International Festivals in Porto and the Algarve  

    May 2003 - Academic Children Dance Ensemble was awarded the title of Exemplary Children’s Ballet Group (Kiev, Ukraine)