Alena Kovaleva was born in Saint Petersburg. In 2016, she completed her training at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Yulia Kasenkova) with distinction and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company in Moscow. Her coach at the Bolshoi is Olga Chenchikova.
Today Alena is a First Soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet and dances much of the major classical repertoire from Swan Lake to Diamonds.
Her awards include the Ballet magazine “Soul of Dance” prize (Rising Star nomination) 2018 and the Positano Léonide Massine Prize (Dancer of the Year on the International Stage) 2020.
Watch Alena’s Trailer
Ballet ClassAlena Kovaleva50 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Alena teaches her own specially designed ballet class covering Barre, Centre and Allegro. Follow along with Alena’s combinations and listen as she explains every exercise and demonstrates every step, or...