Nina Kaptsova

Principal Dancer

Born in 1978 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She studied at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy), in the class of Sophia Golovkina. Upon graduating in 1996 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
Her coach at the Bolshoi is Marina Kondratieva.

Main Repertory for Bolshoi Theatre

1997
Cupid
(Don Quixote; Yuri Grigorovich production, Alexei Fadeyechev production)
Pas d’Action (Giselle; Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Fairy of Playfulness (The Sleeping Beauty; Yuri Grigorovich production)

1998
Muse
(Paganini to music by Sergei Rakhmaninov. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky, Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Gumpe (La Bayadere; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Maid of Honour (The Sleeping Beauty)

1999
Marie (The Nutcracker; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Swan/Four Swans (Swan Lake)
1st Pas de Trois (Agon creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Seventh Waltz and Prelude
(Chopiniana; choreography by Mikhail Fokine)
Lady of Heart (Fantasy on the Casanova Theme to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mikhail Lavrovsky production)
Anyuta (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin; Vladimir Vasiliev production)

2000
Waltz (The Polish Ball in the opera Ivan Susanin; choreography by Rostislav Zakharov)
Soloist (Mozartiana)
Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)

2001
Soloist
(The Afternoon of a Faun; choreography by Jerome Robbins)
Neapolitan Bride (Swan Lake; Yuri Grigorovich production)

2002
Lise (La Fille mal gardee. Music by Louis Herold; choreography by Frederick Ashton) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Shireen (Arif Melikov’s A Legend of Love; Yuri Grigorovich production)
Friend to the Prince (Swan Lake)
Title role (La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by E.M. von Rosen)

2003
Grand Pas variation, 1st variation in Raymonda’s Dreams (Raymonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)

2004
Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty)
Tarantella (Choreography by George Balanchine)
2nd Pas de Trois (Agon)
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Zina
(The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production)
Phrygia (Spartacus)
Helena (A Midnight’s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre

2005
Frivolity (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine)

2006
Rita (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Title role (Giselle)
Soloist (Igor Stravinsky’s Jeu de cards; Alexei Ratmansky production)
The Fisherman’s Wife (Cesare Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon; production by Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa) — debut at Covent Garden
Shireen
(Arif Melikhov’s Legend of Love; choreography by Yuri Grigorovich) — debut on Bolhsoi Theatre’s tour in Novosibirsk

2007
Pas d’Esclaves (Le Corsaire; production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa) — creation
Class Concert
(to music by different composers; choreography by Asaf Messerer)
Pupil (Georges Delerue’s The Lesson; choreography by Flemming Flindt)

2008
Title role (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)
1st variation in The Shadows (La Bayadere)

2009
Passsion (Les Presages)
Liza (La Dame de Pique to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Rolan Petit production)
Esmeralda (Esmeralda by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev)

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