Born in Moscow. In 1991, on completing her studies at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow Academy of Choreography), where she was a pupil of Sophia Golovkina, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
In 1996, she graduated from the performers faculty of the Moscow Academy of Choreography.
She rehearsed all her roles with Raisa Struchkova. Today she rehearses with Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.
Russian Bride (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Gumpe (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Saracenic Dance (Raymonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Interpolated pas de deux (Giselle. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Spanish Bride (Swan Lake)
Russian Doll, She-Devil (The Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)
White Cat (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Lady at the Ball (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Jig (Don Quixote. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Juanita (Don Quixote)
Little Radish (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production)
Effi (La Sylphide. Choreography by August Bournonville)
Title role (Snow White. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Production by Genrikh Mayorov)
Spanish Doll (The Nutcracker)
Anyuta (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Marie (The Nutcracker)
Kitri (Don Quixote)
1st variation in Raimonda’ s Dreams (Raimonda)
Neapolitan Dance (Swan Lake. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Piccilia (Don Quixote)
Pas d’action, Wili/Two Wilis (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Fairy of Diamond (The Sleeping Beauty)
Woman/Muse (Insomnia by Sergei Zhukov. Alexander Petukhov production) — creation
Dance with drum (La Bayadere)
1st pas de trois (Agon)
’Two pairs’ in Part 1, Soloist Part 1 (Symphony in C)
The Wife of the Heir (Russian Hamlet to music by Ludwig Van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. Boris Eifman production)
A Street Dancer (Don Quixote. Alexei Fadeyechev production)
1st Variation in Pas d’action (La Fille du Pharaon. Production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa) — creation
Neapolitan Bride, Friend to the Prince (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich new production)
Milkmaid — creation, Zina (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production)
Ramze, Guadalquivir, The Fisherman’s Wife (La Fille du Pharaon)
Tarantella (Choreography by George Balanchine)
2 nd pas de trois (Agon)
Nurse/Cook (Ward No. 6 to music by Arvo Part. Radu Poklitaru production)
Helena (A Midnight’s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production)
Nastya (Bolt. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky creation)
Flower Girl (Gaite Parisienne to music by Jacques Offenbach. Choreography by Leonide Massine)
Soloist (Jeu de cards. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Alexei Ratmansky сreation)
Title role (Cinderella. Yuri Possokhov and Yuri Borisov production)
Soloist (Misericordes to music by Arvo Part. Christopher Wheeldon сreation)
Soloist (Serenade. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by George Balanchine)
Lise (La Fille mal gardee. Music by Louis Herold; choreography by Frederick Ashton)
Gulnare (Le Corsaire. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa)
Class Concert (Music by different composers. Choreography by Asaf Messerer)
Le Travail (Coppelia. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre
Effie (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg)
Adeline (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
Diana, companion to Fleur de Lys (Esmeralda by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev)
In 1997, she took part in the Bolshoi Theatre’s New Year Premieres of works by young choreographers, dancing with Sergei Filin the main parts in the ballet Capriccio to music by Igor Stravinsky (Alexei Ratmansky production).
Yatsenko appears as guest ballerina with Russian ballet companies.
She participated in the Bolshoi Theatre Studio of New Choreography project (2004), dancing in Her Dreams to music by Johann Sebastian Bach (choreography Viktor Plotnikov).
In 2004, she participated in a Mayakovsky Theatre premiere, playing one of the main roles in the ballet-comedy Love Through the Eyes of a Detective, after Peter Shaffer’s play The Private Eye (director Sergei Artsybashev, choreographer Vyacheslav Gordeyev).
In 1996, she won the 1st prize at the Arabesque Open Competition of Ballet Dancers of Russia, in Perm,
and the 2nd prize at the Maya International Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Saint-Petersburg.
In 2002, she was awarded the title Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.
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