Olga Melnikova

Olga was born in St.Petersburg,Russia

1989 Diploma-Vaganova Ballet Academy: professional qualification as stage dancer
1998 Diploma-Cultural Management: specialized in “Management in the social sector”
2008 Diploma-Vaganova Ballet Academy: Bachelor in the field “Art of Ballet”

Company History:
1989-2000 Mariinsky Theater (Kirov Ballet , St.Petersburg , Russia)
2000 Semperoper Ballet Dresden (since 2000 soloist, since 2007 Principal)

Choreographers worked with:

Giselle, Myrtha, Bathilde «Giselle” (Productions by V. Derevianko; D. Dawson); Aurora, Fairy Of Beauty, Sapphire Fairy «The Sleeping Beauty”, Nikiya, Trio «La Bayadère” (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa); Russian Princess «Swan Lake” (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa and L. Ivanov); Mercedes «Don Quixote” (V. Derevianko); Celia «As You Like It”; Louise «The Nutcracker”, Lykainion «Daphnis and Chloë”, Hippolyta, Titania «A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Princess Claire, Odette «Illusions like 'Swan Lake'” (J. Neumeier); Bianca «The Taming Of The Shrew” (J. Cranko); Firebird «The Firebird” (A. Liepa after M. Fokine); Charlotte «Elective Affinities, Wahlverwandtschaften” (T. Schilling); 11th Waltz, Prelude, 7th Waltz «Chopiniana” (Productions by M. Fokine; V. Derevianko after M. Fokine); In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, The Second Detail (W. Forsythe); Symphonietta, Petite Mort (J. Kylián); Symphony N° 2, The Creation, Die Schöpfung, Piano Concerto N° 3 (U. Scholz); Voluntaries (G. Tetley); Soloist «Diamonds”, Theme and Variations, Tarantella Pas De Deux (G. Balanchine); Reverence, The Grey Area, A Million Kisses To My Skin, The World According To Us (D. Dawson); No Thumb (P. Touzeau) From 2010 also works as a Ballet master at the Semperoper and as Guest Teacher at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. From 2011-Professor of classical dance at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. Guest Balletmeister of the Hungarian Dance Academy Budapest.