Tatiana Tkachenko

Second soloist

• Recipient of the Hope of Russia prize (1998, 2005)

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 2000 (class of Professor Lyubov Kunakova).
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2000.

Repertoire includes:
La Sylphide (Effie, Sylphs); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Giselle (Myrtha, Monna, Zulma); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa,
Le Corsaire (Medora, Gulnare, Trio of Odalisques, Forban dance); choreography by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography by Marius Petipa,
La Fille du Pharaon (Almehs, The Guadalquivir); choreography by Marius Petipa reconstructed by Toni Candeloro,
La Bayadère (Gamzatti, Grand pas, Trio of Shades, Indian dance); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
La Fille du Pharaon (The Guadalquivir River); choreography by Marius Petipa reconstructed by Toni Candeloro,
The Sleeping Beauty (Fleur de Farine Fairy, Violante Fairy, Diamond Fairy, Gold Fairy, Candide Fairy, Silver Fairy); choreography by Marius Petipa, revival of the 1890 production,
The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Fairy, Playful Fairy, Gold Fairy, Silver Fairy, Courage Fairy); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Swan Lake (Friends of the Prince, Swans); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Raymonda, variation in the scene The Dream, Grand pas, Panaderos); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Le Réveil de Flore (Hébé); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revival of the 1894 production, staged by Sergei Vikharev,
Don Quixote (Kitri, Queen of the Dryads, Flower Girls, Street Dancer, Mercedes, Variation); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Michel Fokine’s ballets The Swan, The Firebird (Firebird), Schéhérazade (Zobeide),
Le Sacre du printemps (the Chosen Maiden); choreography by Millicent Hodson inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky,
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema, Noblewomen); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
The Nutcracker (Chinese Dance); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet’s Companions); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
Walpurgisnacht; choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
Spartacus (Aegina); choreography by Leonid Yakobson,
Yuri Grigorovich's ballets The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu, Gold Dance), The Stone Flower (The Mistress of the Copper Mountain),
Leningrad Symphony (Girl); choreography by Igor Belsky,
The Young Lady and the Hooligan (Friend of the Leader); choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky,
George Balanchine’s ballets Apollo (Terpsichore, Polyhymnia), Theme and Variations, Jewels (Diamonds), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta) and La Valse,
Études; choreography by Harald Lander,
Manon (Manon, Lescaut’s Mistress); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan,
Sylvia (Sylvia, Diana); choreography by Frederick Ashton,
Carmen-Suite  (Carmen); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
Spring and Fall; choreography by John Neumeier,
Lulu. Dream of an Anti-Star; choreography by Giuliano Peparini,
Come in!; choreography by Kirill Simonov,
The Nutcracker (Canteen-Keeper, the Nutcracker’s Sisters, Waltz of the Flowers, Queen of the Snowflakes, Dance of the Snowflakes, Chinese Dance); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
Cinderella (Kubyshka, Female Dance) and The Little Humpbacked Horse (Young Mare, Sea Princess),
William Forsythe’s ballets The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated,
The Magic Nut (Temptress); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Donvena Pandoursky,
Ondine (Two Naiads); choreography by Pierre Lacotte,
Push Comes to Shove; choreography by Twyla Tharp,
Vladimir Varnava's ballets Clay, Pétrouchka (The Diva), Yaroslavna. The Eclipse (Yaroslavna, Polovtsian Maiden),
Symphony in Three Movements (the Fate of Maturity, the Fate of Youth); choreography by Radu Poklitaru, 
The Bronze Horseman (the Queen of the Ball); choreography by Yuri Smekalov,
Paquita (Carducha); choreography by Yuri Smekalov, reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa's choreography (Act III Grand pas) by Yuri Burlaka,
The Fairy's Kiss (Fairy II); choreography by Maxim Petrov,
dances in the opera A kékszakállú herceg vára (Duke Bluebeard’s wife), dances in the opera A life for the Tsar (the Queen of the Ball).

Repertoire also includes:
Carmen (Bandit); choreography by Roland Petit,
the pas d’action from the ballet Laurencia; choreography by Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Pavlovsk; choreography by Maxim Petrov.
Has also performed The Dances of Naina’s Charms in the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila and Khovanshchina (Persian Maiden).

At the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre she has performed lead roles in the following ballets:
Giselle (Giselle); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev (choreographic adaptation by Eldar Aliev)
and Carmen-Suite (Carmen); choreography by Alberto Alonso.

Until 2009 her coach was Ninel Kurgapkina. Currently she is coached by Elvira Tarasova.

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