Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova (Foto Marc Haegemann)

Principal, guest

Natalia Osipova is a graduate of the Moscow Ballet Academy. Immediately after completing her studies in 2004, she entered the corps de ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet. Her career then advanced with breathtaking rapidity: in the space of just a few years she danced herself a position amongst the most prominent ballerinas of the world. She acquired her international status primarily from performances by the Bolshoi Ballet in London, Paris, New York and Tokyo, where she triumphed in both classic (Don Quixote, Giselle) and contemporary works from Twyla Tharp and George Balanchine. Since then she is a much sought-after guest artist, making regular appearances, among other places, with the American Ballet Theatre in New York, the ballet of the Opéra de Paris and the ballet of La Scala in Milan.

In 2011 she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Moscow and 2012 the American Ballet Theatre as a Principal. Besides she became a Principal of the Royal Ballet London in 2013. In 2011, she gave her Munich debut with the Bayerisches Staatsballett as Katharina in John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. In 2016/2017 Natalia Osipova will be a guest artist in Munich and dance amongst others the title role of Giselle.

Awards

  • Grand Prix in Luxembourg
  • Benois de la Dance
  • Richard Sherrington Award
  • Positano Leonide Massine Dance Award
  • Golden Mask
  • Dancer of the Year in "ballett-tanz"

Repertoire (selection)

Giselle in Giselle
Sylphide in La Sylphide
Esmeralda in Esmeralda
Medora in Le Corsaire
Swanhilde in Coppelia
Nikiya in La Bayadère
Jeanne in Flames of Paris

Performances with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Title role in Giselle (P. Wright)
Aegina in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)

Past events with Natalia Osipova

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