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Maria Kochetkova

Curriculum Vitae

International Guest Artist
Former Principal, San Francisco Ballet
Prize Winner, Prix de Lausanne 2002

Name: Maria Kochetkova

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Training: Bolshoi Ballet School

Prix de Lausanne: 2002 Scholarship Stage Professionnel

Previous companies/positions: Apprentice Royal Ballet, Soloist English National Ballet

Current company/position: Principal Dancer San Francisco Ballet

Favorite roles/choreographies: Giselle, Aurore, Juliet, George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian

Career highlight: World Ballet Festival in Tokyo 2009, Isadora Duncan dance award for the role of Giselle, working with Alla Osipenko on the role of Juliet.

Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: You have a great opportunity to take your talent to a new level, meet other dancers from different schools and backgrounds and work with some of the best teachers. I wish you the best of luck!

Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: The Prix de Lausanne has been an important turning point in many dancers’ career. Thank you for giving me this great opportunity.