Yulia Pivotskaya


































Born in Moscow, Ms. Pivotskaya graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and immediately joined the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre.  She performed with the Mikhailovsky Theatre before joining the Croatian National Ballet Theatre as principal.

Ms. Pivotskaya danced ‘Odette/Odile’ in Swan Lake, ‘Nikia and Gamzatti’ in La Bayadere, ‘Kitri’ in Don Quixote, ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ in Nutcracker, ‘Myrtha’ in Giselle, ‘Aurora’ in Sleeping Beauty and lead in Le Corsaire, Napoli, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Bolero, Carmen, Carmina Burana and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.

Ms. Pivotskaya is a strong passionate dancer; well suited to DANB’s repertoire.


Saint Petersburg, Russia

What I do in my spare time:
Swim, read books, shop, watch TV and paint

Favorite movie:
Forrest Gump

Favorite dance role:
Kittri from Don Quixote.

Favorite vacation place:
Split, Croatia

Why I dance:
I love to dance because it makes me feel alive. It’s like my soul opens up for everyone to see.


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