Ms. Ponomareva is a graduate of Rudolf Nurev Academy in Ufa, Bashkortostan as well as the Kazan State Music Academy, Faculty of Dance Pedagogy and Ballet-Master Degree. She won the Gold Medal at the first All-Russian and International Delphy Arts Games, Classic Dance Section. She was a cast member of the National Tatarstan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (2003 to 2012) and the Croatian National Ballet (2011-2012. Ms. Ponomareva is married to Alexsey Kuznetsov. Ms. Ponomareva was featured as ‘La Carlotta’ in Kim Tuttle’s Phantom and as ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ and ‘Snow Queen’ in DANB’s Nutcracker.
Ms. Ponomareva has danced leading roles in the majority of the world’s most famous ballets, among them Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Carmen, Napoli, La Dame aux Camelias, Jewels, and Spartacus. Ms. Ponomareva is another Russian who thoroughly enjoys dancing contemporary roles.
What I do in my spare time:
Watch movies, read books, travel to new places
Favorite dance role:
‘Olympia’ in “The Lady of the Camellias”, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
Favorite vacation place:
Why I dance:
I love to give joy and pleasure to people and I do it with my dance. When I dance, I really live!