Ksenia Zvereva


  • Finalist at theStora Daldansen international ballet competition (2006, 2008, Sweden)
  • Prize-winner at the IFMC international competition and festival of modern choreography (2012, Vitebsk, Belarus)
  • Diploma-recipient at the Runway youth festival of contemporary choreography (2014, St Petersburg)
  • Participant of numerous workshops and festivals, including Great Britain (London, Covent Garden), Canada, Czech Republic, Italy and Sweden
  • Member of Dance ICONS – The Global Network for Choreographers
  • Recipient of a total of six Carina Ari Memorial Foundation scholarships
  • Recipient of Rilton Scholarship

Graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm in 2008.

2008-2012 – dancer with the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk, appearing in performances of Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Romeo and Juliet, Carmina Burana, La Sylphide and Chopiniana among others.

In 2011 Ksenia created a dance-video project with Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the education program at the Vaganova Academy.

2012-2013 – choreographer at the festival O/Modernt in Stockholm.

2013-2014 – teacher of modern dance at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Ksenia has created a great number of productions for senior-year students at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. 
The miniature The Hovering, prepared for the international festival of ballet schools Three Centuries of World Ballet (Moscow, State Kremlin Palace), received the Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand Prix in 2013.

In April 2014 Ksenia made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre during the Young Choreographers’ Creative Workshop project (International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY) with the piece The Hovering, in addition to making appearances in Dresden (Tanzbiennale) and at the Russian Arts Festival in Cannes.

In 2015 – traineeship at the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).

Same year she staged and rehearsed number of concert pieces for the ballet company of the Astana Opera (Astana, Kazakhstan).

As part of the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers project at the Mariinsky Theatre (International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY), in March 2015 Ksenia presented one-act pieces Remember the Future to music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Second I to music by Philip Glass. The ballet Second I subsequently entered the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre and was performed during the Stars of the White Nights festival in July and during company’s tour to Baden-Baden (Germany) in December 2015.

In 2016 she was invited for giving workshops / masterclasses in contemporary dance to the Belarusian State Choreography Gymnasium-College in Minsk (Belarus).

In 2016 Ksenia graduated from the pedagogical faculty of the Vaganova Ballet Academy (educational program The Art of the Choreographer, class of prof. Yuri Petukhov), Master´s Degree.

In April 2016 as part of the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers Ksenia presented two new productions – Labyrinth to music by Franz Schubert and Andrey Martynov and Elegy. Ophelia to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, that was created for principal dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet Victoria Tereshkina and Andrey Ermakov.

Elegy. Ophelia is now part of the Mariinsky´s repertoire and was named and critically acclaimed as the best premiere of the season 2015/2016 by Dance Europe Magazine. The piece was also presented at the Stars of the White Nights festival in June 2016.

In May same year – staging a production for the Carina Ari Memorial Foundation (Stockholm, Sweden) and a special project of the State Hermitage Museum Days of Yemen at the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg.

Featured in ICONS November 2016 newsletter under ”Trending: Female Ballet Chorepgraphers on the Rise”.

In November 2016 Ksenia was invited for teaching masterclasses and creating new works for the Astana Opera and the newly opened Academy of Choreography in Astana.

In January 2017 presented a new piece Twain, as part of the ballet gala at Astana Opera (Astana, Kazakhstan).

April 2017 – Created the piece Lost for the Royal Swedish Ballet (Stockholm, Sweden) as part of the Royal Collective workshop.

December 2017 – Presented a new creation at the Bolshoi Theatre – a one-act ballet Memoryhouse, music by Max Richter. The premiere was part of the Bolshoi Theatre Youth Ballet Program «Faces», directed by Sergei Filin.