Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, Don Quixote, June 12, 2008
Irina was born in Kiev, Ukraine and began her ballet training at age 10 at the Kiev Ballet School. She joined the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992. She won a Gold Medal and the "Anna Pavlova" Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (1992), the Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition Serge Lifar in the Ukraine (1994), a Diploma and the Grand Prix in the Junior Division of the Ukraine Ballet Competition (1987), a Diploma in the Junior Division of the Moscow Ballet Competition (1988), a Silver Medal at the Jackson International Ballet Competition (1990), and a Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan (1991).
She joined American Ballet Theatre in August 1996 and was promoted to Soloist in 1997 and Principal Dancer in August 2000. Irina is married to former ABT Principal Dancer Maxim Beloserkovsky. They have one daughter.
Max received his dance training at the Kiev Ballet Institute. In 1990 he danced as a soloist with the National Opera of Bulgaria. In 1993, Beloserkovsky was honored by the President of the Ukraine for outstanding artistic achievement.
He joined ABT in 1994, was made a soloist in 1995 and appointed principal dancer in 2000.
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