Yelena Borisova

Position: Former Soloist, Bolshoi Ballet & International Master Teacher

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Years active at YAGP: 2020 – Present

Yelena Borisova, was born in Russia. She received her ballet training at the Moscow Ballet Academy, the prestigious school of the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre. She graduated in 1987, and in 1988 entered the Moscow State Choreographic Institute and get Master degree in teaching Dance Majored in Ballet , Character, Folk dancing , Variation , French Terminology ,Pilates . Her teacher was the renowned Sofia Golovkina, who also taught Bolshoi Prima-Ballerina Natalie Bessmertnova and Marina Leonova ,Galina Stepaneneko , Nadegda Gracheva the present director of the Moscow Ballet Academy. While majoring in teaching and choreography Ms. Borisova studied ballet, character dance, duet and historical dance; she graduated in 1992. Following her training, she was a First soloist dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre in Russia. With the Bolshoi she received critical acclaim for herroles in Le Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, DonQuixote,Coppelia , Paquita , Raymonda ,Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Spartacus ,Romeo and Juliet, Paquta .While preparing for these roles, she had opportunity to work with some of the greatest teachers in Russia including:Rima Karelskaya, Natalia Bessmertnova and Raisa Struchkova ,Irina Kolpakova . Choreographers :Grigorovich, Vasiliev, Petit, Caniparoli, Lavrovsky ,Balanchin. Ms. Borisova immigrated to the United States in 1996, and she became a principal dancer with Indianapolis Ballet Theatre in Indiana. They moved to Arlington, TX in 2001, and she assumed the position of Director of the Ballet Academy in the summer of 2002. Ms. Borisova also the staging of Metropolitan Ballet Academy productions and :Don Quixote, Paquita, Swan Lake, Raymonda ,Swan Lake, Coppelia also she assist staging for many production of MetropolitanClassicalBallet :Carmen,Nutcracker,Spartacus,Creation of the World.