Guest Principals

Christina Kretova

Kristina was born in Orel. In 2002 she graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (tutors: Lyudmila Kolenchenko, Marina Leonova, Elena Bobrova) and joined The Kremlin Ballet Theatre where she performed the leading parts. She became a permanent participant of a project Russian seasons XXI century, founded by Maris Liepa Charitable Foundation, SAV Entertainment Company and The Kremlin Ballet Theatre. She performed the following parts in Moscow and touring across Russia and abroad: Firebird (Stravinskys Firebird after M. Fokine, revived by A. Liepa), Tamara (Balakirevs Tamara staged by A. Liepa, J. Smoriginas). In 2007 she performed Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty) and Gulnara of Adams Le Corsaire (choreography by M. Petipa, K. Sergeeva) with the ballet company of the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after M. Jalil as a part of the International Festival of Classic Ballet named after Rudolf Nuriyev.

In 2008 she performed The Mistress of the Copper Mountain in a premiere performance of Prokofievs production The Stone Flower (with the choreography by A. Petrov) at the Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In the season 2011/12 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.

  • 2003 - Received a youth grant of an independent Triumph prize
  • 2004 - Won II prize at the International Yury Grigorovich Competition Young Ballet of Russia (Krasnodar)
  • 2006 - Granted with I prize at the International Competition Young Ballet of the World (Sochi) and Soul of Dance prize of the Ballet magazine (Rising Star category)
  • 2014 Joined the list of 25 must see stars, who made a leap forward in 2013 and made it to the top-list of Dance Magazine January issue; awarded with International ballet Prize in the category Miss Virtuosity