Svetlana Bednenko

Svetlana was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1991 and in 2007 graduated from the Vadim Pisarev Ballet School and went on to join the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she danced a number of solo roles in classical ballets.

In 2011, she joined the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia, where her repertoire included the roles of Kitri (I, Don Quixote), Catherine II (Russian Hamlet), Tchaikovsky’s Wife (Tchaikovsky), Olga Spesivtseva (Red Giselle), Lynn (Who is Who), Olga (Onegin), and Kitty (Anna Karenina).

In 2013, she went on to join the Mikhailovsky Ballet where she is currently a First Soloist. Her repertoire includes solo and principal roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, The Flames of Paris, Cipollino, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness, Prelude, and Class Concert.

In 2016 Svetlana took part in the filming of the BBC documentary “RUDOLF NUREYEV – DANCE TO FREEDOM” by Richard Kerson Smith playing the role of the famous Russian ballerina Alla Osipenko.

Svetlana became a Knight of the Order of the Arts of Ukraine in 2020.

Stretching Class

Stretching Class

Svetlana teaches exercises for stretching which she herself uses in her own training regime.

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