Soloist of The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine
－What do you think is the significance of physical expression in contemporary society?
In my opinion, physical expression sometimes reveals more about a person than words. Physical expression is a language that does not need to be learned. Everyone owns it in one way or another.
－What do you want to convey to people through your physical expression?
I’m a ballerina and for me physical expression means a lot. Because on stage when I dance my goal is to make thousands of people in the audience feel the emotions and understand the story by using my dance. That’s the magic of my art. To make people feel. To make people laugh, love, cry, regret and hope.
－What do you think about lately?
Lately, I think that I love to live and I don’t want to waste my time. I’m trying to enjoy my life as much as I can. I want to build beautiful future for myself and my family.
She graduated from Kyiv State Ballet School and joined the National Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in 2021. While she was a student, her talent was discovered by world ballet star Vladimir Malakhov and she performed the leading role in her graduation performance. She won the first prize at the international competitions "Munich Grand Prix" and "Grand Prix Kyiv". After joining the National Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, she danced several main roles, but after the Russian invasion, she moved to the Netherlands and joined the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet. When she came to Japan in 2022, she was featured on TV Asahi's "Houdou Station" titled as "a 17-year-old ballerina who saw war six months after her debut”.
The National Ballet Theatre of Ukraine Japan Tour 2023 Winter
Production: The Snow Queen" "Don Quixote" "Giselle"
Dec. 23rd, 2023 - Jan 14th, 2024
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo International Forum, Festival Hall and others.
Olga Golytsia, Anastasiia Shevchenko, Ilona Kravchenko, Kateryna Myklukha, Mykyta Sukhorukov, Jan Vana, Oleksandr Omelchenko, Danyil Pashchuk, and dancers from The National Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.
"The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (14th Jan)
**The music will be from a recording, not a live orchestra on 23, 30, December 2023, 10, 12, and 13 January 2024