Anastasia Meskova

Dancer

Born in Moscow. As a child, she wanted to be an actress. She danced in the V. Loktev Ensemble. She won the Morning Star children’s television competition which enabled her to tour extensively in Russia and abroad.
In 2002, having completed her training at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Sofi Golovkina’s class), she joined the Bolshoi Theatre corps de ballet.

She has twice carried off prizes at ballet competitions: at the Fouette Artek International Competition of Classical Dance (2000), she was awarded the gold medal, and at the International Competition of Ballet Dancers (2001), in Vienna, she won the Grand Prix.
In her second year of work at the Bolshoi, she received a lead part — Juliet in Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet (produced by Decan Donnellan, choreography Radu Poklitaru, 2003).
She prepares all her repertoire under the guidance of Lyudmila Semenyaka.

2003
Queen of the Ball (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Zina’s Friend/Zina’s Friends (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production) — was among the creators of this ballet
1st variation in Grand Pas, Street dancer (Don Quixote; Alexei Fadeychev production)
Juliet (Romeo and Juliet; Declan Donnelan and Radu Poklitary creation)

2004
Friend/friends to Giselle (Giselle. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Spanish Bride (Swan Lake, Yuri Grigorovich production)
Zina (The Bright Stream)
Nurse/Cook (Ward No 6 to music by Arvo Part; Radu Poklitaru creation)
Courtesan/Courtesans (Spartacus. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich)

2005
Manka Fart (Bolt. Alexei Ratmansky production) — creation

2007
Gipsy Dance (Don Quixote)
Miller’s Wife (Manuel de Falla’s Le Tricorne. Choreography by Leonide Massine)

2008
Effie (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg)
Soloist (In the Upper Room. Music by Philip Glass, choreography by Twyla Tharp)
Soloist (Serenade. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by George Balanchine)
Fury/Furies (creation), Jeanne (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
Couple in Red (Russian Seasons. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky)
Final Waltz and Apotheosis (Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)

2009
Mazurka (Coppelia. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev) — was among the creators of this ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre

Tours

She has taken part several times in Gala Concerts, she appeared at the Serge Lifar Festival, Kiev (2001), as Suimbike (the lst guest performer of the role) in F. Yarullin’s Shuraleh (choreography Leonid Jacobson) at the Tartar Musa Jalila State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (2002), and also in the lead parts in Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Giselle at several other theatres in Russia.
In 2003, she took part in a Gala Concert, held under the auspices of the Stars of the 21st Century project, at the Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris (partner Dmitri Gudanov).

Cinema

She has appeared in the following films: A. Zguridi and N. Kldiashvili’s Balerina (1993) as the little ballerina and in the lead in V. Grammatikov’s The Young Princess (1997), which won her the Big Gold medal at Moscow’s International Festival of Films for Children and Young People (1998) and the Golden Oven National Prize awarded by Film Critics and the Film Press for best child’s role (1998).