Nina Ukhova

Ballet Mistress

• Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1983)
• Honoured Artist of Russia

Born in Leningrad.
Graduated from the Leningrad School of Dance in 1950 (classes of Maria Romanova, Natalia Kamkova and Yuri Druzhinin).
From 1950-1972 she performed at the Leningrad Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where she appeared in the ballets The Sleeping Beauty (Sapphire Fairy, Frolicsome Fairy), Don Quixote (Flower Sellers), Giselle (Monna, Zulma) and Raymonda (variation in the Dream scene) among others.
From 1972-1982 she taught at the Leningrad Academic Vaganova School of Dance.
From 1972-1977 she was a teacher and coach at Leningrad’s Maly Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Since 1977 she has been a ballet mistress and coach at the Mariinsky Theatre, working with the corps de ballet.

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