Zakharova Svetlana


Classical Ballet / Principal

Born in Ukraine, Svetlana Zakharova studied at a local dance studio where she mostly practised folk dancing from the age of 6. Aged 10 she joined the Kiev Choreographic school, where she trained mainly with Valeria Sulegina. In June 1996 Svetlana graduated from the Vaganova Academy, performing Balanchine\'s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. She immediately joined the Mariinsky Ballet, where she was promoted to principal dancer a year later.

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