Zhanna Ayupova

(b. 1966)

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(b Petrozavodsk, 12 Oct. 1966)

Russian dancer. She studied at the Leningrad (Vaganova) Ballet School under N. Kurgapkina, and graduated into the Kirov in 1984, becoming principal 1985–2007. She danced most of the classical and Soviet ballerina roles, also creating the lead in Alexei Ratmansky's The Duet (1998) and dancing one of the two ballerina roles in ‘Emeralds’ as part of the Kirov's company premiere of Jewels.

Subjects: Dance.

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