Cristina Balaban


Cristina Balaban
Photographer: Tamás Gács
female soloist
Membership in the Hungarian State Opera since 2013

Education:
Colegiul Naţional de Coregrafie, Chișinău

Competitions:
International Ballet Competition ‘Serge Lifar’ in Kiev, Ukraine – Bronze Medal (2006)
International Ballet Competition in Perm, Russia – Diploma (2004)
International Competition ‘Artek Fouettes’, Ukraine – Grand Prix (1998)
International Ballet Competition in Constanta, Romania – Gold Medal (1997)

Awards and recognitions:
Honoured Artist of the Republic of Moldova (2012)

Professional work:
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine – Principal
Donetsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ukraine – Principal
National Opera and Ballet of Kiev, Ukraine – Soloist

Principal roles:
Dantzig/Schayk/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Pas de trois
Eagling/Solymosi/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – Princess Maria, Chinese dance
Petipa/Tchaikovsky/Vainonen: The Nutcracker – Clara
Petipa/Gorsky/Minkus: La Bayadére – Nikiya, Gamzatti
Petipa/Ivanov/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Odette/Odile
Petipa/Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty – Princess Aurora, Princess Florina
Petipa/Adam: Le Corsaire – Gulnara
Petipa/Gorsky/Minkus: Don Quixote – Kitri
Bournonville/Løvenskiold: La Sylphide – Sylphide
Bournonville/Gielgud/Løvenskiold: La Sylphide – Sylphide
Corelli/Perrot/Petipa/Adam: Giselle – Giselle
Fokin/Chopin: Chopiniana
Litvinov/Prokofiev: Сinderella – Cinderella
Yaremenko/Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Suzanna
Inger/Pärt/Ravel: Walking Mad