BIOGRAPHIES OF THE SOLOISTS OF THE BELARUSSIAN BALLET

TATYANA SHEMETOVETZ
ALEXANDER FURMAN
ZHANNA LEBEDEVA
VLADIMIR DOLGIKH
RUSLAN MININ
GALINA GOUMILEVSKAYA
TATIANA PODOBEDOVA
EKATERINA BORCHENKO
IGOR ARTAMONOV
EKATERINA FADEEVA

ANTON ISHTCHENKO
VITALY PETROVSKY
OLGA GAIKO
ALEXANDER BUBER
ANTON KRAVCHENKO
LYUDMILA KUDRJAVTSEVA
YURY TROYAN
LIOUDMILA BRJOSOVSKAYA
TATIANA ERSHOVA
ALEXANDRE MARTINOV

TATYANA SHEMETOVETZ
(born 1961)Educated at the Belarussian State Choreographic College. She joined the company in 1979.
She is a ballerina of great charm and technique who possesses an individual stage presence. In a short time, she has danced a large number of solo roles including Myrther in “Giselle”, Mercedes in “Don Quixote”, Carmen in “Carmen Suite”, the Chosen Maiden in “Rite of Spring” and a courtesan in “Spartacus”. Particularly notable are her interpretations of the Whore in “Carmina Burana”, the Girl in “Bolero”, Lady Capulet in “Romeo and Juliet” and Anna Bagryanorodnaya in “Passions”.
Awarded the title of honoured Artist of the Belarussian Republic.
With the Belarussian Ballet participated in tours to Greece, Thailand, Singapore, Yugoslavia, France, Great Britain, India, Norway, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia, Vietnam, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, China, Austria.

ALEXANDER FURMAN
(born 1963) Educated at the Belarussian State Choreographic College in 1981.He joined the Belarussian Ballet Company in 1981.
A young and talented dancer with striking stage presence, which has made him one of the leading soloists of the company.
He is particularly expressive as Rothbart in “Swan Lake”, Torero in “Carmen Suite”, Vazlaf and Nurali in “Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, Drosselmeyer in “Nutcracker”, Mercuzio and Paris in “Romeo and Juliet”, Philip in “Tiel Eulenspiegel”, God and Devil in “Creation of the World”, Lankedem in “Corsaire”, Crassus in “Spartacus”, Chipollino and Berry in “Chipollino”, Desire and Blue Bird in “Sleeping Beauty”, Abbot in “Carmina Burana”, Hans in “Giselle”. With the Belarussian Ballet participated in tours to Syria,
Greece, Thailand, Singapore, Yugoslavia, France, Great Britain, India, Norway, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia, Vietnam, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, China, Austria.

ZHANNA LEBEDEVA
(born 1965) Educated at the Belarussian State Choreographic College, after completing her studies joined the Belarussian Ballet company in 1988.
High professional qualities, fluency and charm have enabled her to perform the leading roles of classical and modern repertoires like Lilac Fairy in “Sleeping Beauty’, Maria in “Cavalry Halt”, Pas-de-trois, Bride in “Swan Lake”, Princess, Mouse and Russian Dance in “Nutcracker”, Pas de deux in “Giselle” and many others.
She has participated in tours to Spain, Yugoslavia, Germany, Portugal, India, Thailand, Singapore, Norway, France, Great Britain, Russia, Lithuania, Vietnam, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, China, Austria, Greece, Greece.


VLADIMIR DOLGIKH
(born 1969) After completing the Belarussian State Choreographic College in 1987 he started his career as a ballet dancer. Owing to his hard work, purposefulness and love to the profession Vladimir Dolgikh is capable of performing the leading roles.
He has a big light jump, elevation, and rotation. The technical difficulties he fulfils easily and freely.
In his repertoire are Zigfrid in “Swan Lake”, the Poet in “Carmina Burana”, Albert in “Gyselle”, the Blue Bird in “Sleeping Beauty”, Ali in “Corsaire”, the Prince in “Nutcracker”, the Youth in “Chopiniana”, Adan in “Creation of the World”, Yaropolk in “Passions”.
With the Belarussian Ballet he participated in tours to India, Norway, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, Poland, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, Russia, Vietnam, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, China, Austria, Greece.
Awarded the title of Laureate of the State Premium of the Republic of Belarus.

RUSLAN MININ
(born 1974) After completing his studies at the Belarussian State Choreographic College in 1992 he started working with the Belarussian Ballet. Being a third year student, thanks to his confident possession of the performing quality, expressiveness, actor’s presence and devotion to his profession he became a Diplomant of the International Dyagilev’s Competition in Moscow. In a short period of time he has already danced the leading roles in the repertoire like Pas de troisand Spanish Dance in “Swan Lake”, Blue Bird in “Sleeping Beauty”, Lankedem in “Corsaire”, Benvolio and Tibald in “Romeo and Juliet”, Spanish Doll in “Nutcracker”, the 2nd fight and Crassus in “Spartacus”, Tirenio in “Undine”, Torero in “Carmen Suite”, Basil in “Don Quixote”, Vladimir in “Passions” and others. With the Belarussian State Choreographic College and the Belarussian Ballet he participated in tours to Turkey, France, Thailand, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, Poland, Monaco, Lithuania, Holland, Belgium, Vietnam, China, Austria, Greece.

GALINA GOUMILEVSKAYA
(born 1966) Joined the Belarussian Ballet Company in 1984 after completing her studies at the Belarussian State Choreographic College.
Feminine, charming classical dancer. It’s pleasant to see her dancing. One never feels watching her dancing the hardness of the work. She is dancing a great number of solo roles including Magnolia in “Chipollino”, Pas de trois and small swan in “Swan Lake”, Princess Florine and Cat in “Sleeping Beauty”, soloist in “Chopiniana”, Angel in “Creation of the world”, French dance in “Nutcracker”, Girlfriends in “Corsaire” and “Raimonda”, Pas de deux in “Giselle” and others.
With the Belarussian Ballet Company participated in tours to Yugoslavia, Singapore, France, Thailand, Great Britain, Norway, India, Spain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Japan, China, Germany, Holland and others.

TATIANA PODOBEDOVA
(born 1975) Completed her studies at State Choreographic College in 1993.
Young dancer, purposeful, hard working, with big working potential. She is effective on the stage, expressive, possesses the performing technique perfecting herself in it all the time.
She is dancing a great number of solo roles: Mirtha and pas-de-de in “Giselle”, Maria in “Cavalry Halt”, pas de trois and Neapolitan Dance in “Swan Lake”, Spanish Dance and Mouse in “Nutcracker”, Countess Cherry in “Chipollino”, Angel in “Creation of the World”, Girl-friend in “Don Quixote” and in “Passions”, Diamond and Fairy Boldness in “Sleeping Beauty”, trio in “Corsaire”, Varvara in “Doctor Aibolit”, Naf in “Three Pigs”.
With the Belarussian Ballet participated in tour to Japan, France, Holland, China, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Greece and others.

EKATERINA BORCHENKO
(born 1982) Graduated from the Academy of Russian Dance named by A. Vaganova in 2000. The same year she was invited to work at the Moscow Musical Theatre named by Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.
Young dancer possesses fascination, charm, femininity, expressiveness, she is technically equipped.
Since 2003 she is the leading dancer of the National Academic Bolshoi Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus.
She has in her repertoire: Mirth from “Giselle”, Street-dancer from “Don-Quixote”, Pas de quatre by A. Dolin, Odetta-Odile, big swans from “Swan Lake”, Fairy Lilac “Sleeping Beauty”. At present she is preparing the part of Medora from “Corsaire”.
She was on tour in America, Japan, Italy.

IGOR ARTAMONOV
(born in 1975) After graduating the Belarussian State Choreographic College in 1994 started working for the National Academic ballet theatre of the Republic of Belarus.
For a short period of time the young dancer managed to show himself as a hard working and technically equipped specialist.
He is charged to dance leading roles, that he performs on a high professional level: Prince and Spanish Dance in “Swan Lake”, Prince in “Nutcracker”, Basil in “Don-Quixote”, Albert in “Giselle”, Konrad in “Corsaire”, Desiree and Blue Bird in “Sleeping Beauty”, Count Cherry in “Chipollino”, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet”, Vazlav and in “Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, Yaropolk in “Passions”, etc.
As a member of the ballet company participated on tour to France, Germany, Poland, Austria, China, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece.

EKATERINA FADEEVA
(born 1968) joined the Belarussian Ballet company in 1986 after completing her studies at the Moscow State Choreographic College.
Lyricism, expressiveness and charm make her one of the most beloved by the audience.
Devotion to the art of ballet, high technique and laboriousness enabled her to perform the leading parts of the repertoire in less than 3 years after joining the company.
She is marvelous as Eve in “Creation of the world”, Odette-Odile in “Swan Lake”, Fairy Lilac in “Sleeping Beauty”, Mercedes and Street Dancer in “Don Quixote” and many others.
As a member of the company she has toured to Yugoslavia, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, India, Norway, Portugal, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, China, Netherlands and many other countries.
Ekaterina Fadeeva is the Laureat of the International Ballet Competition in Moscow after Dyagilev and “Arabesk” in Perm.
She is Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus.

ANTON ISHTCHENKO
(Born in 1976) Graduated from the Byelorussian State Choreographic College. Since 1995 he is a dancer at the Byelorussian National Academic Ballet theatre.
A.Ishtchenko is a dancer of a great technical skill and temperament. He performed successfully leading and solo parts in the following ballets: "Swan Lake"(Jester), "Creation of the world"(Devil), "Firebird"(Kashtshey), "Rite of spring"(Rebellious lad), "Macbeth"(Banco), "Chipollino"(Chipollino), "Romeo & Juliete"(Thibalt) e.t.c.
With the Byelorussian ballet participated in tours to France, Japan, Vietnam, China, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Austria.

VITALY PETROVSKY
(Born in 1972) After finishing his studies at the Byelorussian State Choreographic College became a dancer at the Byelorussian National Academic Ballet theatre.
This dancer's distinctive features are: manliness, vigour of poses and movements, expression of feelings and plastique. His repertoire is manifold and various: Jester and Rothbart in "Swan Lake", French doll in "Nutcracker", Blue Bird in "Sleeping Beauty", Toreador in "Carmen-suite", Devil's retinue in "Creation of the world", Vagrant in "Carmina Byrana", Actheon in "Esmeralda", Thesey in "Summer night dream", Duncan in "Macbeth" e.t.c.
With the Byelorussian ballet participated in tours to France, Japan, China, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Austria.

OLGA GAIKO
(Born in 1980) After finishing her studies at the Byelorussian State Choreographic College in 1997 was accepted to the Byelorussian National Academic Ballet theatre.
Olga Gaiko became a leading ballerina of the theatre due to a bright technique, a perfect scenic appearance and temperament. She made her debut with the ballet "Swan Lake" where she performed successfully the images of Odetta-Odille which are very polar considering the emotional contents and choreography. There are in this young ballerina's repertoire the parts of Kitry ("Don Quixote"), Esmeralda ("Esmeralda"), Firebird ("Firebird"), Aurora & Fairy Lilac ("Sleeping Beauty"), Medora ("Corsair"), Magnolia ("Chipollino"), Rogneda ("Passions"), Carmen ("Carmen-suite"), Fairy ("Fairy's kiss"), Lady Macbeth ("Macbeth") e.t.c.
With the Byelorussian ballet and with the students of the Byelorussian State Choreographic College she participated in tours to USA, Spain, China, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Poland.

ALEXANDER BUBER
(Born in 1981). In 2001 after the finishing the study at the Byelorussian State Choreographic College was accepted to the Byelorussian National Academic Ballet theatre. The good hardware, possession by parterre and air rotation and elevation have allowed him to occupy within one year position of the soloist. Executes the following parties: Chipollino in ballet "Chipollino ", Jester in ballets “Swan lake”, "Passions", "Esmeralda", Devil in “Creation of the world”, Mercuzio in “Romeo and Juliet”, a pas de deux in "Giselle", ?li in "Corsair", Alain in “La Fille Mal Gardee”, etc.
With the Byelorussian ballet participated in tours to Holland, China, Bulgaria, France.
The winner of the premium “Philip Morris the Debut - 2003”, prize-winner of the international competition of ballet dancers Russia, 2000.

ANTON KRAVCHENKO
(Born in 1980). The graduate of the Byelorussian State Choreographic College, after its finishing in 2000 was accepted in troupe of the Byelorussian National Academic Ballet theatre. Good professional training, technical equipment, emotionality and expressiveness have allowed him to become a soloist. He has in his repertoire: Yaropolk in ballet "Passion", God in “Creation of the World”, Pheb in "Esmeralda", Hose in "Carmen-suite", Colen in “La Fille Mal Gardee”, Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Spartacus in “Spartacus”.
With the Byelorussian ballet went on tour in China, France, Bulgaria.

LYUDMILA KUDRJAVTSEVA
(Born in 1976). The graduate of the Byelorussian State Choreographic College. Works at National Academic Bolshoi Ballet Theatre since 1994.
Strict academism, grace, refinement, beauty and nobleness are inherent in her dance. Possesses the big scenic charm. Constantly works above perfection of technical and actor's skill.
Her repertoir includes the roles in modern and classical performances: Phrygia in "Spartacus", Giselle, Ecmeralda, Firebird in the same ballets, the Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, Aurora in “Sleeping beauty”, Anna Bagrjanorodnaja in "Passion", the Magnolia in "Chipollino ", Masha in "Nutcracker", Eva in ”Creation of the World”, Gyulnara in "Corsair".
The winner of the premium “Philip Morris the Debut - 2004”.
With the Belarussian Ballet he participated in tours to Japan, China, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria, etc.

YURY TROYAN
(born 1950)After completing his studies at the Belarussian State Choreographic College, he started working with the Belarussian Ballet as a soloist and entered the Minsk Institute of Culture.
People Artist of the Republic Belarus - Master of the scene, his artistic Biography became something very important in the history of the Belarussian Art. High mastery, performing technique, nice appearance, temperament made it possible for him to create a gallery of bright, impressing figures as Zigfrid in “Swan Lake”, Basil in “Don Quixote”, Prince in “Nutcracker”, Hose in “Carmen Suite”, Adam in “Creation of the World”, “Spartacus”, Albert in “Giselle” and Desire in “Sleeping Beauty”.
In 1988 - Director of the Choreographic College, since 1989 - Director of the Ballet Company and a coach. He is creatively initiative, competent, demanding, pays special attention to the creative youth.
With the Belarussian Ballet he participated in tours to Mongolia, Syria, Egypt, Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Greece, Kuwait, Romania, Finland, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, China, Austria.

LIOUDMILA BRJOSOVSKAYA
(born 1946) Graduated from the Belarussian State Choreographic School in 1966 and started to work at the State Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus.
Deep spirituality, high intelligence, demands and love to the profession gave her possibility to become master of the scene – leading soloist. On a professional and artistic lever she succeeded in performing Odetta-Odile in “swan Lake”, Phrygia in “Spartacus”, Carmen in “Carmen-suite”, Maria in “Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, Eve in “Creation of the World”, Masha in “Nutcracker” and in other ballets.
People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus – Lioudmila Brjosovskaya works as a ballet coach. Foregoing qualities give her possibility to achieve good results in the work with ballet soloist, especially with the young ones.
She participated in tour to India, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Syria, and many other countries as a member of the ballet company.

TATIANA ERSHOVA
(born 1952) Graduated from the Choreographic School in Riga and started her creative way in 1971. Since 1976 she works in the State Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus, first – as a classical dancer – master of the scene, then as a ballet coach.
Tatiana Ershova – Laureate of the International Competitions in Varna (1973) and in Moscow (1977). She is awarded the title of the People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus. She has created a gallery of bright and impressive images: Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty”, Odetta-Odile in “Swan Lake”, Kitri in “Don Quixote”, Phrygia in “Spartacus”, Carmen in “Carmen-suite”, Nelly in “Till Eulenspiegel”, etc.
Her great experience as a professional dancer gives her possibility to achieve remarkable results in her coach activity. She has got Diploma for coach-work at Dyagilev’s International Competition in Moscow.
As a member of the ballet company participated in tour to Bulgaria, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Germany, Great Britain, etc.

ALEXANDRE MARTINOV
(born 1947) After completing his studies at Riga’s State Choreographic school in 1966, he had worked at the Opera and Ballet theatre in Riga. Laureate of the International ballet competition in Varna in 1974. He was a leading soloist of the State Academic Bolshoi Ballet theatre of the Republic of Belarus since 1976 and was dancing leading roles: Albert in “Giselle”, Desire in “Sleeping Beauty”, Basil in “Don Quixote”, Zigfried in “Swan Lake” and many others.
Since 1993 till 1995 he had been working as a teacher-coach in Vrazlav (Poland). Now he works as a coach and shares his mastery with the young generation of talented dancers.
With the Belarussian Ballet participated in tours to Egypt, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Mexico, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece.