Artists – Principals
Talgat Kozhabaev was born in 1979 in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Alma-Ata Choreographic Institute in 1995 and became a soloist with the Donetsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In 2000, he joined the Moscow City Ballet and became a principal dancer. His repertoire includes leading roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet.
Yulia was born in Moscow in 1983. In 1997, she graduated from the School of Classical Dance of Gennady Ledyakh, then continued her education in the State Choreographic Institute of Belarus and Kazan State Choreographic Institute (graduated in 2002). She was invited to join the Rostov State Musical Theatre where she appeared as Kitri in Don Quixote, Lisa in La Fille Mal Garde, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Clara in The Nutcracker and other solo parts. From 2010 until 2013 Yulia worked in the Kremlin ballet where she participated in the staging of the Cleopatra -Ida Rubinstein and Beauty and the Beast. Yulia joined Moscow City Ballet in 2013 and is performing leading and solo parts in Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Cinderella and The Nutcracker.
Daniil Orlov was born in 1976 in Tashkent Region of former Soviet republic Uzbekistan.
In 2006, he graduated from the Tashkent High School of National Dance and Choreography. Daniil started his work as a soloist in the Navoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tashkent. He joined Moscow City Ballet in 2008 as a principal dancer. Daniil’s repertoire includes Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Prince Siegfried, and Von Rothbart in the Swan Lake, Tybalt in the Romeo and Juliet, Albert in Giselle, Herr
Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Espada in the Don Quixote and many other roles.
Lilia Orekhova graduated from the Donetsk Choreographic Institute in 2004. After graduating Lilia was invited to Donetsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In 2008 Lilia has joined Moscow City Ballet as a principal dancer. Her repertoire includes Odetta/Odile in the Swan Lake, Princess Aurora and Princess Florina in Sleeping Beauty, Flower Fairy in the Nutcracker and many other roles.
Ksenia was born in 1995 in Minsk, Belarus. She has startered her training in 2005 at Belarus State Choreographic Gymnasium College. In 2012 Ksenia received the Diploma of the International Ballet Competition in Paris – “Le Chausson D’or”.
After graduating in 2013 she has joined the Belarus State Academy Musical Theatre, where she excelled in such roles as Myrth and Pas De Deux in “Giselle”, Clara, Russian and French dances in the “Nutcracker”, as well as many other solo roles in “Don Quixote”, “La Corsair” and “Harlequinade”.
In 2015 Ksenia joined Moscow City Ballet, where she performs as Clara in the “Nutcracker”, Das De Trois and Brides in the “Swan Lake”, Winter Fairy in “Cinderella” and many other solo roles.
Dmitry Lazovik was born in 1991 in Slutsk, Belarus. After graduating from the Belorus State Choreographic Gymnasium College in 2011, Dmitry was invited to join Belarus State Academic Musical Theatre as a principal dancer. He performed in many leading roles including Albert and Pad De Deux in “Giselle”, Basil in “Don Quixote”, Gray in “Asolle”, Sinbad in “Scheherazade”, Pas De Deux in ballets “Diana and Akteon”, “Coppelia” and many others.
In 2011 Dmitry received the Diploma of the International Ballet Competition “Crystal Slipper”. In 2014, he became a laureate of the 2nd International Baltic competition and also received an award for his contribution to the art by the Minsk City Council.
In 2015 Dmitry was invited to perform with Moscow City Ballet as a principal dancer. His repertoire includes roles of Nutcracker Prince in “Nutcracker”, Prince Desire and Bluebird in the “Sleeping Beauty”, Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Basil in “Don Quixote, Pas De Trois in “Swan Lake” and Pas De Deux in “Giselle”.