Ksenia Ovsyanick

Photo Copyright: Jason Ashwood

Born 1989 in Tihvin, Russia 

Staatsballett Berlin 2016 - today 
Polish National Ballet 2019 - today [guest principal dancer] 
English National Ballet - 2008-2016 

   Principal ballerina with Staatsballett Berlin, Russian-born Ksenia started her training in Belorussian State Ballet College, followed by winning a scholarship at Prix de Lausanne to come to English National Ballet School. Her career started with English National Ballet and over the years she performed on the stages around the world including:  Opera National de Paris Palais Garner, Royal Opera House Muscat, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Royal Albert Hall London, Buckingham Palace, participated in gala performances in China, Singapore, India, Russia, Chile Greece, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Latvia, Belarus  among others, as well as participated in Closing ceremony of Olympics in London 2012. 
   At the age of 20 she danced her first Giselle and was nominated for English National Ballet’s Emerging dancer award. 

   In March 2012 Ksenia had a title role of Firebird choreographed on her in the world premiere of “Firebird” by George Williamson, which brought her the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for an outstanding performance. 
   In 2013 Ms Ovsyanick was nominated for “Prix Benois de la Danse” best female dancer award and in 2018 she won “Dance Open“ International Ballet Award in St. Petersburg. 
   Ksenia created roles together with current choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Liam Scarlett, George Williamson, Alexej Ratmansky, Itzik Galilli, Yabin Wang and performed ballets by Kenneth Macmillan, John Cranko, Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, Serge Lifar and Wayne Eagling among others. 
   In 2016 she joined Staatsballett Berlin as Principal Ballerina, performing leading roles in Nacho Duato's Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, the title role in ballet Erde created on her by Duato, as well as Rubies and Diamonds in Balanchine's Jewels, Giselle, Onegin, Don Quixote, La Bayadere and others. 

  In season 2019/2020 also a Permanent Guest Principal Dancer with Polish National Ballet. 

- DANCE OPEN international Award 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia 
- Outstanding classical performance, NATIONAL DANCE AWARD 2012, London, UK 
- BENOIS DE LA DANS 2013, best female dancer nomination 
- Prizewinner at the Prix de Lausanne 2007 
- Prizewinner at the Beijing International Ballet Competition 2006 
- Silver Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Harkov, Ukraine 2004