Katherina Markowskaja

Guest Artist

Katherina Markowskaja was born in Kiev, Ukraine where she completed her training at the National Ballet Academy of Arts. As a student, she was cast in performances of the National Ballet of Kiev. At the age of sixteen, she accepted a scholarship of the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation, offered to her by Konstanze Vernon. Ms. Markowskaja graduated from the Ballet-Academy Munich and subsequently joined the Saxon State Opera Ballet Dresden under artistic director Vladimir Derevianko. She was promoted to the rank of First Soloist two years later. In 1999, she received the Mary Wigman Award. From 2010, she worked as a freelance ballerina and trained with the Bavarian State Ballet, being engaged as a First Soloist  until the 2015/2016 season. For the 2016/2017 season she returned as a guest artist to Munich. 

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett 
Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Marie in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Voices of Spring (F. Ashton)
1st Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
3rd Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
5th Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Pandora in Helden (T. Kohler), creation
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Concert for Violin and Orchestra (A. Barton), creation
The Chosen One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Pas de trois in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Prudence Duvernoy in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Gulnara in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Soloist 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Princess Natalia in Illusionen - wie Schwanensee (J. Neumeier)