Ksenia Ryzhkova


Ksenia Ryzhkova was born in Moscow in 1994 and started dancing at the age of six. In 2004 she became a student of the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow, where she worked with Marina Leonova amongst others. After her diploma she was engaged at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow. In 2016/2017 Ksenia Ryzhkova joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a principal and danced here for three seasons. In 2019/20 she joined the Ballett Zürich for one season. With the beginning of the 2020/21 season she returned as principal dancer to the Bayerisches Staatsballett for two seasons, until July 2022.

(Information as of 2022)

Awards (Selection)
Grand Prix of the Mikhailovsky Theatre
Award of the Ulanowa Foundation
Prize winner at the Grigorovich Competition "Youth Ballet"

Repertoire (selection)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (N. Makarova)
Giselle in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (V. Burmeister)
Masha in The Nutcracker (V. Vainonen)
Manon in Manon (K. MacMillan)
Rhapsody (F. Asthon)
Solo in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Solo in The Concert (J. Robbins)
Leading role in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Title role in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
2. Pas de deux in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Lead Soloist 2nd movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Title role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Aegina in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Grand Pas Hongrois from Raymonda (M. Petipa/R. Barra)
Alice in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Hippolyta / Titania in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Katharina in Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Tatjana in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Sunyata and Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Titel role in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Diamonds) (G. Balanchine)
Phrygia in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Title role in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Prostitute in Cecil Hotel (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Marja in Der Schneesturm (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Dancer in With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)
Dancer in Pictures at an Exhibition (A. Ratmansky)
Swanilda in Coppélia (R. Petit)
Dancer in Played (J. Cook)