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Veronika Part

Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre

veronikapartwebBorn in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1978, Veronika Part began her early training in artistic gymnastics before entering the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988. Part graduated in 1996 and joined the Kirov Ballet. She was promoted to soloist in 1998.

Part’s repertoire with the Kirov included Nikiya in La Bayadère, the Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, Myrta, Moyna and Zulma in in Giselle, Raymonda and Henrietta in Raymonda, the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. She also danced roles in George Balanchine’s Apollo (Terpsichore), Jewels (Emeralds and Diamonds), Symphony in C (second movement) and Serenade, and in John Neumeier’s The Sounds of Empty Pages.

She was the winner of the BALTIKA Prize in 1999.

Part joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in August 2002. Her roles with the Company include Terpsichore in Apollo, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Zina in The Bright Stream, the Fairy Godmother in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Twig in James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Kitri, Mercedes and the Queen of the Driads in Don Quixote, the Glove Seller in Gaîté Parisienne, Myrta in Giselle, An Episode in His Past in Jardin aux Lilas, Manon in Lady of the Camellias, Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, leading roles in Ballet Imperial, The Leaves Are Fading and Mozartiana, His Wife in The Moor’s Pavane, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Kevin McKenzie’s The Nutcracker, Clara, the Princess in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Other Dances, the Chief Nursemaid in Petrouchka, Eldest Sister in Pillar of Fire, the Polovtsian Princess in the Polovtsian Dances, Raymonda, Henrietta, the White Lady and the Lead Spanish Dancer in Raymonda, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora and the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile, the Polish Princess and a Big Swan in Swan Lake, the Sylph in La Sylphide, Sylvia in Sylvia, the leading roles in Les Sylphides, Symphonie Concertane and Symphony #9, Terpsichore in Sylvia, the second movement in Symphony in C, The Awakening Pas de Deux and roles in Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Duets, The Garden of Villandry, Overgrown Path and Seven Sonatas. She created Natalia in On the Dnieper, the Blue Pas de Deux and leading roles in Bach Partita, Dumbarton, Kaleidoscope, Triptych and Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison.

Part was promoted to Principal in May 2009.

Q&A with Veronika Part from Indianapolis City Ballet on Vimeo.