Maria Chugay

Maria was born in 1987 and graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva) with a diploma of Special Honour in June 2006, performing Gamzatti in Pas d’Action and Grand Pas Classique in Mariinsky theater, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

In 2000 she was the 2nd Prize-winner at the Fouette International Ballet competition (Tallinn) Junior group.

In 2006 she was the 2nd Prize-winner at the Vaganova-Prix International Ballet Competition (St. Petersburg).

She is presently working as a dancer at the Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam, and has, before this, also worked at Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Saint Petersburg.