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Evgenia Obraztsova

Guest Artist

Biography

Evgenia Obraztsova in action.
Evgenia Obraztsova in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

In the 2013/14 Season Russian ballet dancer Evgenia Obraztsova performs with The Royal Ballet as a Guest Artist, dancing Juliet. She danced with the Company in 2009 as Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), and has appeared at the Royal Opera House with the Mariinsky Ballet for two seasons: in 2009 as Juliet, Princess Aurora and in Symphony in C; and in 2011 as Kitri (Don Quixote), Kitty (Anna Karenina) and in Ballet Imperial and In the Night.

Obraztsova was born in St Petersburg to a family of ballet dancers. She studied at the Vaganova Academy and on graduation joined the Mariinsky Ballet. She joined the Bolshoi as a principal in 2012. Her roles include Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Juliet, Princess Aurora, La Sylphide, Fracci's Cinderella, Margherita (Cannito's Faust), Giselle, Kitri, Maria (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai) and a role in In the Night. In 2006 she created the title role in Pierre Lacotte's production of Ondine, for which she won the Golden Mask award.

Obraztsova's many prizes include the gold medal at the 2005 Moscow International Ballet Competition. She has performed as a guest artist around the world, with companies including Roman Opera Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Milan, Arena di Verona, ANB Ballet Company, Tokyo and Berlin State Ballet. She made her Paris Opera Ballet debut in June 2013 as the title role in Lacotte's La Sylphide opposite Mathias Heymann. Film performances include in the romantic comedy Les Poupées russes (Russian Dolls) with Kelly Reilly and Romain Duris directed by Cédric Klapisch.

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Q&A: Steven McRae on ballet vs tap, advice and his passion for motor racing

5 December 2013

The Royal Ballet Principal answers your questions before upcoming performances in Jewels and The Nutcracker.

Cast confirmation: Iana Salenko and Evgenia Obraztsova to perform as Guest Artists with The Royal Ballet

Cast confirmation: Iana Salenko and Evgenia Obraztsova to perform as Guest Artists with The Royal Ballet

2 September 2013

Principals of Staatsballett Berlin and Bolshoi Ballet to perform in Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet.

Your reaction: The Bolshoi's La Bayadère

Your reaction: The Bolshoi's La Bayadère

4 August 2013

Audience tweets from all three performances of La Bayadère, during the company's summer 2013 season at the Royal Opera House.

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