Oksana was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1989 and trained at the Perm School of Dance. Her mother decided that she was going to be a ballet dancer even from birth and took her to the Perm Dance School the day after her 5th birthday where she would stay and board every year until her graduation at the age of 18.
In 2008, Oksana was the subject of “A Beautiful Tragedy”, a documentary directed by David Kinsella focusing on the then 15-year-old Oksana’s journey through ballet school. The documentary followed her during one year from 2004-2005.
Oksana was offered a contract with the Mariinsky Ballet in 2007 and danced as a Coryphée with the company until she was promoted to First Soloist in 2012. She was later promoted to Prima Ballerina on stage after a performance of “Raymonda” on 25th September 2015 at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center during a Mariinsky Ballet tour to California. Oksana has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet to the United States, Japan, and many places in Europe.
Oksana’s awards include the Spirit of Dance prize in the category “Rising Star” (2012), 2nd Prize winner at the XII International Ballet Dancers’ and Choreographers’ Competition in Moscow (Moscow IBC, 2013), and the Leonide Massine Prize in the category “Emerging Talent on the International Scene” (Positano, Italy 2014).
Ballet ClassOksana Skorik1 Hour 5 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Oksana teaches her own specially designed ballet class covering Barre, Centre and Allegro all in soft shoes. Originally from Ukraine, Oksana is a star ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre where she has...