Two Pieces for Het

ALEKSANDER ZHEMBROVSKYY

( At present soloist of the Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam)

Was born in Kiev (Ukraine) on 24 June 1982. He studied dancing at Kiev State Choreographic School. In 2005 h e joined the Dutch National Ballet and in the same year became Soloist. He also danced with the Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, St. Petersburg Classical Ballet Theatre (Russia), Bayerisches Staatsballett (Germany) and the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Alexander participated and won prizes in several International competitions and Gala’s. He has performed Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince in Nutcracker, Blue Bird and Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Don Quichotte. His repertoire includes pieces from many different classical, neo classical and modern choreographers such as G. Balanchine, H. van Manen, T. Brandsen and C. Wheeldon.

VIKTORIYA ANANYAN

(At present soloist of the Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam)

Born in Yerevan, Armenia educated at the Perm Ballet School. She danced as a soloist with the Perm Ballet from 2003-2007 before coming to the Dutch National Ballet. There she danced lead roles in ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton, Natalia Makarova and many others,With the Dutch National Ballet her principal roles include Swanhilda in Coppelia by Ted Brandsen, Nikya in La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Balanchine pieces and  many other classical choreographies as well as new creations by Hans van Manen, Krzystof Pastor and Ted Brandsen.