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Veronika Part



Biography

Veronika Part: Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1978, she 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.
 
Veronika's repertoire with the Kirov included Nikiya in La Bayadre, the Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, Myrta, Moyna and Zulma 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 Balanchines Apollo (Terpsichore), Jewels (Emeralds and Diamonds), Symphony in C (second movement) and Serenade, and in John Neumeiers The Sounds of Empty Pages.
 
She was the winner of the BALTIKA Prize in 1999.
Veronika joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in August 2002. Her roles with the Company include a Shade in La Bayadre, Mercedes and the Queen of the Driads in Don Quixote, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, the Polish Princess in Swan Lake and the second movement in Symphony in C. She created a leading role in Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison. 
Veronika Part