Iana Salenko

Principal dancer at the Staatsballett Berlin

Photo Copyright: Enrico Nawrath

Born in 19.07.1983 in Kiev 

Graduate of the Pizarev Choreographic School in Donetsk. 

2000-2002 at the Donetsk Opera House as a soloist, and then as a principal dancer at the National Opera in Kiev. 

2005 joined the Berlin State Ballet as a demi-soloist, was promoted one year later to soloist and in 2007 to first soloist. 

2013-2017 principal guest with Royal Opera House in London. 

“Swan Lake” – Odette/Odile
“Nutcracker “– Clara
“Sleeping Beauty” – Princess Aurora
“Giselle” – Giselle
“La Sylphide” – The Sylph
“Don Quixote” – Kitri
“Romeo and Juliet” – Juliet
“Le Corsaire” – Medora; Gulnare
“La Esmeralda” – Esmeralda
“La Bayadère” – Nikiya
“Onegin” – Tatiana; Olga
“Jewels” - Rubies; Diamonds


2002: 1 price and “Diaghilev Price” at the Kiev Competition 
2004: 1 price Vienna and Perm (Arabesque) Competition & “Makarova Price” and 3 price at the International Ballet Competition in Varna 
2005: 1 price at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki; 1 price at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya. 

2010 “Deutscher Tanzpreis Zukunft” (German dance price future) 
2012 Dance Open in St. Petersburg Grand Prix (Anna Pavlova) 
2013 Dance Open in St. Petersburg “miss Virtuosity” (Anna Pavlova) 
2014 Dance Open in St. Petersburg “Best couplev“ (Anna Pavlova)  
2016 Dance Open “miss Virtuosity“
2016 Award “Best Female dancer of the year 2016” for magazine Danza & Danza Italy.