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Kristina Kretova

First Soloist

She was born in Orel. In 2002 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (classes of Lyudmila Kolenchenko, Marina Leonova, Elena Bobrova) and joined the Kremlin Ballet Theater, where she danced the leading roles:

(Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, A. Petrov)
Odette-Odile (Swan Lake; choreography by Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, A. Messerer, A. Petrov)
Marie (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Petrov)
Kitri (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by Alexander Gorsky, production by V. Vasiliev)
Emmy Lawrence (Tom Sawyer by P. Ovsyannikov, choreography by A. Petrov)
Naina (Ruslan and Ludmila by V. Agafonnikov, choreography by A. Petrov)
Princess Florina, Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Petrov)
Esmeralda (La Esmeralda by C. Pugni, R. Drigo, choreography by A. Petrov)
Susanna (Figaro to music by W.I. Mozart and G. Rossini, choreography by A. Petrov)

She became the constant participant of the “Russian Seasons of the XXI century” project, initiated by the Charity foundation n.a. Maris Liepa, the company SAV Entertainment and the Kremlin Ballet Theater. She appeared in the roles of the Firebird (The Firebird by I. Stravinsky, after M. Fokine, revived by A. Liepa), Tamar (Tamar by M. Balakirev, staged by A. Liepa, Y. Smoriginas).

In 2007 she danced Gulnare in Le Corsaire by A. Adam (choreography by M. Petipa, K. Sergeev) and Lilac Fairy together with the ballet company of the Tatar State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after M.Jalil under the auspices of the International Rudolf Nureyev Festival of Classical Ballet (Kazan).

In 2008 she appeared in the role of the Mistress of the Copper Mountain at the first night performance of The Tale of the Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev at the Yekaterinburg State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (choreography by A. Petrov).

In 2010 she took the position of a principal dancer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. There she danced Queen of dryads, Kitri (Don Quixote, choreography by A. Gorsky, A Tchitchinadze), Odette- Odile (Swan Lake, choreography by L. Ivanov, V. P. Burmeister), Esmeralda (Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda; choreography by V. P. Burmeister)

In the season of 2011/2012 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
Her teacher-repetiteur is Nina Semizorova.


at the Bolshoi Theater

Queen of Dryads (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky in the version by A. Fadeechev)
Giselle (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, production by Y. Grigorovich)
Marie (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

Odette-Odile (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky in the 2nd version by Y. Grigorovich)
Soloist ( Cinque to music by A. Vivaldi, production by M. Bigonzetti)
Slaves dance (Le Corsaire by A. Adam. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa)
Mireille de Poitiers (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
Anyuta (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Duet (Dream of Dream to music of S. Rachmaninov, choreography by J. Elo)
Leading pair (Classical Symphony to music of S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Possokhov)
Ramze (Cesare Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon; Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa)

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