Elena Bobovnikova (Chmil)

• Prize-winner at the International Vaganova-Prix Competition (2nd prize, St Petersburg, 1998)

Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1998. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet сompany the same year. Her repertoire included La Sylphide (Nancy, Sylphs), La Bayadère (Manu, Bayadères, Trio of Shades), The Sleeping Beauty (Carefree Fairy, Playfulness Fairy, Little Red Riding Hood), Swan Lake (Cygnets, Neapolitan Dance), Raymonda (Grand pas, variation), Le Corsaire (Trio of Odalisques), Don Quixote (Amour), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Bell Dance), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet’s Companion, Paris’ Page), The Legend of Love (Shyrin’s Friends), Carmen suite (Woman Tobacco-Worker), Carmen (Bandit), The Nutcracker (the Bees’ Pas de trois, Kitchen Maids), Le Baiser de la fée (Friends of the Bride), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Wet-Nurses). She participated in the ballets Serenade, Symphony in C (Second Movement), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Jewels (Emeralds), Ondine, Sacre.

Since 2019 she has been a coach with the Mariinsky Ballet, working with Vaganova Ballet Academy students engaged in the theatre’s performances.

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