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Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova was born in Moscow. She started going into ballet since she was 5. At the age of 8 she entered the Mikhail Lavrovsky Ballet School. In 1995-2004, she studied at the Moscow Choreographic Academy with Marina Kotova and Marina Leonova. At the age of 18 she joined the corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2006, she became a soloist, a leading soloist in 2008, a principal dancer in 2010. In December 2011, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.

  • Kitri (Don Quixote)
  • Giselle (Giselle)
  • Aspicia, Ramzé (The Pharaoh’s Daughter)
  • Nikiya, Gamzatti (La Bayadère)
  • Sylphide (La Sylphide)
  • Medora (Le Corsaire)
  • Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)
  • Swanilda (Coppélia)
  • Esmeralda (Esmeralda)
  • Jeanne (The Flames of Paris)
  • Classical Dancer (The Bright Stream)
  • Coralie (Lost Illusions)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Catarina (The Taming of the Shrew)
  • Ballerina (Petrouchka)
  • Clara (The Nutcracker)
  • Symphony in C
  • Serenata
  • Rubies
  • Class Concert
  • Jeu de cartes
  • Russian Seasons
  • Herman Schmerman
  • Gaité parisienne
  • In the Upper Room
  • Remansos
  • Cinque
  • Serenade
  • Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)
  • Laurencia (Laurencia)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
Natalia Osipova’s professional awards include Grand Prix of the International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg (2003), 3rd prize of the X International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2005), the “Rising Star” prize from the Ballet magazine (Moscow, 2007), the Golden Mask Award as Best Female Dancer for her performance of Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room.

She was also selected “Female Dancer of the Year” by the German magazine “Ballet-Tanz” (Berlin). In 2008 and 2011, she received UK National Dance Awards as Best Female Dancer. In 2008, Natalia was awarded the Positano Dance Award Leonide Massine (Italy). She was also awarded the Special Prize of the Golden Mask jury as well as the Benois de la danse International Dance Association prize for her interpretation of the roles of Sylphide, Giselle, Medora (Le Corsaire), Jeanne (The Flames of Paris). She received Grand Prix of the International Dance Open Festival (2011) and was named Miss Virtuosity at the same festival in 2010. According to survey conducted by the German Magazine Ballettanz, in 2007 she was The Best Female Dancer of the Year.