Yanowsky Zenaida

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Classical Ballet / Principal

Zenaida was born in Lyon, France and grew up in Madrid and Las Palmas. She trained with her parents at the Yanowsky School and won a Silver Medal at the 1992 Varna Competition, the Gold Prize at the 1993 European Young Dancer Competition and a Gold Medal at the 1994 Jackson Competition. She joined the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1993 and her repertory there included Kitri in Don Quixote, the Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, Esmeralda and the Le Corsaire Pas de deux. She created roles in Autour de Don Juan, Alquibia, Sebastian King and Hermanas.

She joined The Royal Ballet as Artist in October 1994 and was promoted to First Artist in September 1995, Soloist in September 1996, First Soloist in September 1999 and Principal in September 2001.

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