rina Dvorovenko - Former American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal dancer. Irina Dvorovenko was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and began her ballet training at the Kiev Ballet School at the age of ten. She joined the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992.
Dvorovenko’s superlative style and technique have been recognized in
numerous ballet competitions throughout the world. Her most notable
awards include the 1994 Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition
Serge Lifar in the Ukraine, the 1992 Gold Medal and “Anna Pavlova”
Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, the 1991 Bronze
Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan, and the
1990 Silver Medal at the International Competition in Jackson,
Joining American Ballet Theatre in 1996, Ms. Dvorovenko was made a soloist in 1997 and was appointed principal dancer in 2000, following a stunning season which won her widespread critical and popular acclaim. Her diverse repertoire with ABT includes her commanding portrayal of both Nikya and Gamzatti in La Bayadère; Cinderella in Ben Stevenson’s production; Kitri, the Queen of the Driads and Mercedes in Don Quixote; the Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty; Odette-Odile in Swan Lake; Giselle and Myrta in Giselle; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Marguerite in “Cady of the Camellias”,Tatiana in Onegin; the title roles in Raymonda; Swanilde in Coppélia; the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; Medora in Le Corsaire; the Ballerina in Etudes; the Empress in Anastasia; Hanna and Valencienne in The Merry Widow; Cupava in The Snow Maiden; the Operetta Star in Offenbach in the Underworld; the Siren in Prodigal Son; and Les Sylphides, Apollo, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Sylvia Pas de Deux and Paquita. Ms. Dvorovenko also excels in contemporary choreography and has danced leading roles in Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, The Brahams-Haydn Variations and In The Upper Room; Symphony in C (first and second movements); Kylian’s Petit Mort; Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux; Nacho Duato’s Without Words; Natalie Weir’s Hereafter; Brüch Violin Concerto, Transcendental Etudes, The Wall, Maguar Suite, Jazzmania, Don’t Bring Lu-Lu, and Pas des Déesses.
danced with the Finnish Ballet, the Australian Ballet, the New York City
Opera Ballet, the Rome Opera Ballet, Verona Ballet, the Universal Ballet,
and with the Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, and has performed in France,
Germany, Spain, Japan, Moscow, Hungary, Finland, Canada, Mexico, Brazil,
Italy, Turkey, Korea, China, Singapore and Taiwan. She has also
appeared in various videos and television specials, including the PBS
broadcast of the opening of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in
which she danced the Act II Pas de Deux from Swan Lake. She has
been featured on the cover of Dance Magazine, Pointe, Japan
Dance Magazine (twice), New York Dance Fax (three times),as
well as in People, Russian Dance Magazine, Dancing Times, Good
Housekeeping, Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Gotham, Jane, Elle, Russian
Vogue, Town and Country, Time Out and Talk. Ms.
Dvorovenko was the face of Movado Watches for three years.
spring of 2013, Ms. Dvorovenko retired from the ABT stage and
simultaneously made her stunning musical theatre debut as Vera Baronova in
the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers & Hart’s
“On Your Toes,” garnering outstanding reviews.
Ms.Dvorovenko and her husband launched a very successful line of ballet
wear “Irina&Max” by Bloch.
this triumph, Ms. Dvorovenko was invited to join the leading cast of the
Starz network new original television drama “Flesh and Bone”, which
aired in November 2015. She also made gust appearances on ” Forever”
(ABC, 2015) and "The Blacklist" (NBC, 2016). She appeared in 4
episodes of the Starz series "Power" during 2016-2017 season,
and in 9 episodes of the FX series "The Americans" during the
2017 season. In the Spring of 2018 she is starring in both the New York
City Center Encores! production of "Grand Hotel" as fading prima
ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya, and as the lead May Bartram in the
Vineyard Theatre production of Susan Stroman's "The Beast in the
ballerina, Ms. Dvorovenko brings a radiant beauty and serene elegance to
all of her performances, she is renowned for both her musicality and
dazzling technique. She is married to ABT former principal dancer
Maxim Beloserkovsky; together, they are the proud parents of Emma Galina,
born in March, 2005.