Ekaterina Oleynik (guest soloist)

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Ekaterina Oleynik graduated from Belarusian State Choreographic College (2007) and Belarussian State University of Culture and Art (Management of comparative arts, 2012). She was a soloist with the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus in 2007–2014, being also a guest soloist with the Washington Ballet in 2013–2014 (the title role in Adam’s “Giselle”, Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and soloist parts in contemporary ballets). Since autumn 2014 she is a soloist with the Estonian National Ballet. Her repertoire includes Tchaikovsky’s Odette/Ottilie (“Swan Lake”), Aurora (“The Sleeping Beauty”) and Masha, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy (“The Nutcracker”), Minkus’ Quiteria (“Don Quixote”), Nikiya and Gamzatti (“La Bayadère”) and Paquita (“Paquita”), Cinderella (Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”), The Sylph (Bournonville’s “La Sylphide”), Giselle (Adam’s “Giselle”), Zarema and Maria (Asafiev’s “The Fountain of Bachchisarai”), Lisa (Seifert’s “La fille mal gardée”) Gulnare (Adam’s “Le Corsaire”), Sheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Sheherazade”), etc. She has won several awards, including the Chrystal Shoe International Youth Classical Dance Contest in Kharkov (2004), 2nd place at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (2006), Diploma at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai (2007), Diploma at the Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest and the Maya Plisetskaya special prize for the interpretation of the role of Ottilie (2008), bronze medal at the 11th International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2009), winner of the 2nd Korean International Ballet Competition (2009), Capezio prize of the 9th International Ballet Competition in Jackson (USA, 2010), Honorary prize of the first International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Beijing (2011), winner of the 8th Tanzolymp International Ballet Festival (2011), Francysk Skaryna Medal for outstanding creative achievements, professionalism and considerable contribution to the development of national culture and arts (2012) and the 3rd prize at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2012).

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