I was lucky to study at one of the best ballet schools in the world – at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet with wonderful teachers. I danced and dance in one of the best ballet theaters in the world – at the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg Russia.
From the very first year I worked in the theater with unforgettable tutors – Olga Moiseeva, Gennady Selyutsky; I worked with the legendary Alla Osipenko, Yuri Grigorovich, Oleg Vinogradov, Peter Gusev, and many other geniuses of world ballet.
Now, in addition to being a prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theater, I also teach at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and have many master classes for students from different countries. My students work as dancers and soloists in many theaters in the world.
I am glad to be able to convey my knowledge to you! I believe that everyone who dreams can realize their dreams and become a wonderful, unique ballet dancer!
Born in Leningrad, she trained under Marina A. Vasilieva at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, graduating in 1985.
Mrs. Yulia Makhalina she was accepted into the Kirov after attracting the notice of then artistic director Oleg Vinogradov just after Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.
A member of the Mariinsky Ballet since 1986, she has performed mare than 60 the leading roles.
Yulia Makhalina has won many prestigious awards including:
1990: Gold Medal, Paris International Ballet Competition
1998: Prix Benois de la Danse
2008: People’s Artist of Russia
Mrs. Yulia Makhalina has also performed as a soloist at the Royal Danish Ballet, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, at the Paris Opera and in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
Now days, mrs. Makhalina is a prima-ballerina of Mariinsky Ballet company (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), is a teacher-tutor of the Mariinsky Theater and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.
Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, Saint-Petersburg, Russia