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Anna Leonova

First Soloist

She was born in Moscow. In 1995 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (class of Galina Solovieva). In 1995-99 she danced at the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater.

In 1999-2001 she was the soloist with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company under the guidance of Gediminas Taranda.

She has been the dancer with the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater since 2001.

Now her teacher-repetiteur is Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.



Pas-de-six (The Taming of the Shrew to music by Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Domenico Scarlatti; choreography by John Cranko)
Mask at the ball (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Mazur (Chopiniana to music by F.Chopin, choreography by Mikhail Fokine)


Courtesans(A. Khachaturian’s Spartacus, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Russian, Spanish dolls (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, production by Yuri Grigorovich)
Countesses Cherry (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Production by Genrikh Mayorov)


Jig (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky in a version by Yuri Grigorovich)
Folk dance (Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev. Choreography by L. Lavrovsky)


Friends to Giselle, two wilises, Myrtha (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, in the version by V.Vasiliev, then in production by Y. Grigorovich)


Maids of Honour (The Sleeping Beauty by p. Tchikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich version)
Grand Pas (La Bayadere by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich production)
Polish bride (Swan Lake; choreography by Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov in the 2nd version by Yuri Grigorovich)
Effi (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by E. M. von Rosen)
Three gypsies (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production)


Hungarian bride (Swan Lake)
Friends to Kitri (Don Quixote; in a version by A. Fadeyechev)
2nd variation in Raimonda’ Dreams (Raimonda. By A. Glazunov, choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich production)


Street dancer (Don Quixote; in a version by A. Fadeechev)
Gittel (Leah to music by Leonard Bernstein. Alexei Ratmansky production, the second version)


Soloist (Jeu de cards. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Alexei Ratmansky creation)


Soloist (Serenade. Music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by G. Balanchine)
The third Odalisque (Le Corsaire by A. Adam. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa) — was among the creators of this ballet
Soloist (Class Concert. Music by Alexander Glazunov, Anatoly Lyadov, Anton Rubinstein, Dmitry Shostakovich, choreography by Asaf Messerer)


Effi (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg)
Fisherman’s wife (Cesare Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon; Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa)
Furies (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen) — was among the creators of this ballet
Variation (Grand Pas classique for the ballet Paquita by L.Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, new choreographic version by Y. Burlaka) — was among the creators of this ballet


Folie (Coppelia by L. Délibes. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev) — creator of the role at the Bolshoi Theater
Nepmen (The Golden Age by D. Shostakovich. Production by Y. Grigorovich)
Clemance (Raimonda by A.Glazunov. Choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
Bérangère, a friend to Fleur de Lys (Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda; Choreography by M. Petipa, production and new choreographic version by Y. Burlaka, V. Medvedev) — creator of the role


Ffriends to Juliet (Romeo and Juliet. Music by S. Prokofiev. Choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Diamond Fairy, Brave Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty)
Main nurse (Petrushka, by I. Stravinsky, choreography by M. Fokin, new choreographic version by S. Vikharev)

She took part in the Bolshoi Theater project “The Workshop of New Choreography” (2004), appearing in the Pas de Quatre ballet to music by C. Pugni (choreography by K. Simononv).

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