Anastasia Matvienko

Ukrainian ballerina Anastasia Matvienko studied at the Kyiv State Choreographic School (1996-2001). She was later on educated as Choreography Tutor and Teacher at the Interna-tional Slavic University of Ukraine (2005-2007) and Ballet Producer at the Vaganova Acade-my in St. Petersburg, Russia (2018-2020).
She was previously engaged as a Soloist at the Ukrainian National Opera in Kyiv (2001-2007), a Prima Ballerina at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia (2007-2009) and a First Soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia (2009-2022).
Her rich repertoire includes such roles as Giselle in Giselle (chor. Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa), Nikia and Gamzatti in La Bayadère (chor. Marius Petipa, rev. by Vladi-mir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani), Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (chor. Marius Pe-tipa, a revival of the 1890 production and a revision by Konstantin Sergeyev), Odette-Odile in Swan Lake (chor. Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, rev. by Konstantin Sergeyev), Raymonda in Raymonda (chor. Marius Petipa and in a revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev), Kitri in Don Quixote (chor. Marius Petipa, Rudolf Nureyev and in a revised version by Alexander Gorsky), Maria in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (chor. Rostislav Zakharov), Masha in The Nutcracker (chor. Vasily Vainonen) and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (chor. Leonid Lavrovsky). She also appeared in ballets conceived by the famous Soviet choreographer Yuri Grigorovich as the Mistress of the Copper Mountain in the Stone Flower, Mekhmeneh Bahnu in The Legend of Love and Aegina in Spartacus. Also worth mentioning in her versatile reper-toire are numerous ballets by Michel Fokine: Chopiniana (Nocturne, Mazurka, Seventh Waltz, First Waltz), The Firebird (Firebird), The Dying Swan as well as ballets by George Balan-chine: Symphony in C (I. Allegro Vivo), Tarantella, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Apol-lo (Terpsichore), Jewels (Rubies), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta) and ballets by Alexei Ratmansky: The Little Humpbacked Horse (Tsar Maid-en), Cinderella (Cinderella), Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina), Seven Sonatas. She also ap-peared in ballets created by Leonid Yakobson: Shurale (Syuimbike), Spartacus (Phrygia) as well as in ballets by Edward Clug: Radio and Juliet, Quatro, Peer Gynt, The Murmur, "Sssssss... (Frederic Chopin). She also starred in such ballets as Variations for Two Couples by Hans van Manen, In the Night by Jerome Robbins, Without by Benjamin Millepied, Le Parc (Soloist) by Angelin Preljocaj, Infra by Wayne McGregor, The Bronze Horseman (Parasha) by Rostislav Zakharov and Yuri Smekalov and Grand pas Classique by Viktor Gzowsky.
As a guest Principal Dancer Anastasia Matvienko regularly performed at The New National Theatre in Tokyo, Japan (2003-2017) and the Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Thea-tre, Russia (2016-2018)
The artist toured and performed with the Mariinsky Theatre in London (Covent Garden, Coli-seum Theatre), Italy (Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Regio), USA (Lincoln Center for the Perform-ing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New York), Baden-Baden, Amster-dam, China and Japan. She danced the title role in The Great Gatsby, a ballet show choreo-graphed by Dwight Rhoden (2014-2020).
She was the author and co-creator of Ballet Stage, a platform of unity for Ukrainian ballet artists affected by the shocking events in their country. The platform created a network of global industry contacts across theatres, schools, brands and artists who were ready to offer support to Ukrainian ballet artists and students (2022).
Anastasia Matvienko has won several prestigious awards and honours, such as a Silver Med-al at the 4th International Serge Lifar Competition in Kyiv (2002), a Best Duet Prize as well as a Press and Jury First Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (2004), and a Gold Medal at the 10th International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Moscow (2005). She is also a recipient of the DANCE OPEN International Ballet Prize in the Best Part-ners category (2011).
The ballerina is also an ambassador for GAYNOR MINDEN and La Prima Ballet School in Kyiv, Ukraine.