Stella Voskovetskaya


Stella Voskovetskaya - ballet dancer, teacher,choreographer

Stella Voskovetskaya was born on February 6,1965,Kiev

She began taking ballet classes at age of six at Kiev Ballet School (class L Krymskaya, G.Kirilova)

In 1974,Stella was invited to Kiev Choreographic School,but her dream was to continue her study at Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet - one of the greatest schools in the world that has such legendary graduates as Anna Pavlova, George Balanchine, Natalia Makarova,  Mikhail Baryshnikov, to name just a few

Already during those years, she was distinguished between other students with her accuracy and precision in the execution of the class exercises



Selection of children at the Academy was very severe

Each year more than 3,000 children were coming to take entrance exams, but only 60 were selected for training

Of the 60 selected children, only 20 would successfully graduate the class of classical ballet 

Another 8-10 would be transferred to and graduate from class of character dance 

The other children are dismissed at different times for different reasons during 8 years of training

1975 – Voskovetskaya was accepted at Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

1983 - Stella graduated Academy (class M.Vasilieva,and I.Gensler)

After graduating Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1983,Stella was accepted as corp de ballet dancer with Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theater, rapidly growing from corp de ballet dancer to second soloist

She was a finalist of International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1985 and 1989

In the theater Stella continued taking classes with Nina Ukhova and Gabriela Komleva , who were Stella's teachers, and mentors

She was working with Altima Asylmuratova, Larissa Lezhnina,Yulia Makhalina, Alexander Lunev

Later, Stella always was saying "I couldn’t live without the theater. I loved my coaches, partners, fellow dancers,the stage directors - everyone"

Stella’s repertoire include following variations:

*2nd Shade, Gamzatti - La Bayadère.

*Gulnare, Trio of Odalisques - Le Corsaire.

*Nancy, Sylphs - La Sylphide.

*Sugar Plum Fairy - The Nutcracker.

*Lilac Fairy, Princess Florine - The Sleeping Beauty.

*Myrta, Zulma, Peasant Pas de deux – Giselle

*Pas de trois, Neapolitan Dance – Swan Lake

*Zobeide - Scheherazade.

*Queen of the Dryads, Street Dancer - Don Quixote

*Henrietta – Raymonda

*Nocturne, Eleventh Waltz, First Waltz – Les Sylphides


From the very beginning it was obvious that Stella has everything what needs to become the classical ballerina. Her talent was outstanding, and she draw a great interest even when she was student of the Ballet Academy

With the years,she became magnificent both in romantic and dramatic roles

In 1993,Stella was offered to work for Igor Moiseyev ballet as a soloist            

2000 – Stella returns  back to Kiev, where she created Academic Children's Dance Ensemble


2002: First competition in which Academic Children's Dance Ensemble takes part is Dance Grand Prix Europe 2002 (Spain) - 3rd place


2003: Festival Internazionale di Danza per Scuole in Italy (September) - 3rd place


2004: International Festivals in Porto and the Algarve – Portugal (August) 2nd place


May 2003  : Academic Children's Dance Ensemble  was awarded the title of Exemplary Children’s Ballet School


2004 - Stella Voskovetskaya came to USA

Today she is teaching Senior and Senior Advanced classes in ballet schools in a Great Chicago area and also Master classes, and Advanced Technical classes by invitation

She choreographed Snow White and Seven Dwarfs  and Snow Queen for Voronoff Academy of Ballet,and Swan Lake for Academy of Ballet and Arts,

parts of Nutcracker for Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School, parts of Paquita and Carmen for NorthShore and Pointe Academy

Stella  also does private coaching for very moderate amount of students,preparing them for auditions and competitions