D I R E C T O R S
Ludmila Nerubashenko was born in 1955 in Odessa. After graduating from the Kiev Choreographic School in 1974 she became a soloist at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre where her repertoire comprised over 30 leading roles. In 1987 Ludmila founded Moscow City Ballet with her husband, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, the distinguished Russian Choreographer. Ludmila has been a leading soloist as well as a ballet teacher with Moscow City Ballet. In 1993 she became the Chief Ballet Mistress of the company. Following the death of Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 2013, she was appointed as Artistic Director. Ludmila is responsible for rehearsing the major classical ensembles as well as preparing roles with leading soloists and corps de ballet. She provides overall guidance and direction for Moscow City Ballet in all artistic matters.
Ilina Dubovskaya joined Moscow City Ballet in 1993 as part of stage crew and was in charge of various departments, including wardrobe and administration. In 2001 she was promoted to the position of Executive Director.