Prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky ballet, Soviet name the Kirov Ballet) of Russia, People’s Artist of Russia. Yulia Makhalina has won many prestigious awards including: Gold Medal, Paris International Ballet Competition, Benois de la dance award, the Lumière Brothers’ Centre for Photography prize, Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize and many others.Graduated from the famous Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Yulia is a teacher-tutor of the Mariinsky Theater and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.
Yulia Makhalina performs classical and modern choreography, has many tours in different countries and cities.
Today, plans are to work with new choreographers, to create new performances.
Julia is a teacher, conducts lessons, master classes and intensives for acting dancers and students of ballet schools in different countries.
Yulia Makhalina is almost like a woman’s love story. She is the embodiment of what women dream of for themselves and what they can empathise with: a victress and a femme fatale who knows how to suffer; a victim of intrigues and circumstances; despairing, vulnerable and yet powerful and stylish. She is not always correct, but she is always sincere and honest with her audience. She has repaid all of the ‘advance fees’ given her by destiny with interest. Makhalina’s greatest achievement was becoming the face of the ballet generation ‘after’ Mezentseva and ‘before’ Lopatkina. And not every ballerina, not even an outstanding one, has the right to her own time in the history of theatre.