Татьяна Ратманска

Biography

Born in Ukraine. In 1985, she graduated from the Kiev State Ballet School and joined the National Opera of Ukraine (then the Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet Theater), rising to Soloist after a while. She also danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1993-1995 and then with the Royal Danish Ballet from 1999-2004.

She has guested with Maya Plisetskaya’s Imperial Russian Ballet (1996-1998), Copenhagen International Ballet (2003-2004) and has taken part in Galas in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Bratislava, Prague and Vilnius.

Her repertoire included ballets by M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, M. Fokine, B. Nijinska, G. Balanchine, A. Bournonville, F. Ashton, A. de Mille, S. Lifar, K. MacMillan, A. Alonso, G. Mayorov, J. Neumeier, A. Tudor, L. Lavrovsky, S. Welch, P. Lacotte, H. Lander and P. Martins.

She created roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream (1994), 98 Steps and Hurluburlu (1995), Sarabande (1996), Water (1999), Turandot’s Dream, The Nutcracker (2001) and Bolero (2002). She also created roles of Princess Betsy Tverskoy in Anna Karenina (Royal Danish Ballet, 2004), the Fly in Old Ladies Falling Out for the Territoria Festival in Moscow and the Queen in Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Petipa’s 1890 Sleeping Beauty for the American Ballet Theater (2015). In 2016, she performed the role of Amelpha in ABT’s production of Golden Cockerel. In 2018, she created the role of Good Fairy in ABT’s reconstruction of Petipa’s 1900 Harlequinade.

Her staging credits include Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream for the Latvian National Opera (Riga, 2004) and American Ballet Theater (New York, 2011); Bolero for the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow, 2004), American Ballet Theater studio company (New York, 2015) and Washington Ballet (Washington, 2017); Anna Karenina for the Lithuanian National Ballet (Vilnius, 2005), Finnish National Ballet (Helsinki, 2006), Polish National Ballet (Warsaw, 2008) and Mariinsky Ballet (St. Petersburg, 2010); The Bolt for the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow, 2005); Jeu de Cartes for the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow, 2005) and Pennsylvania Ballet (Philadelphia, 2011), Russian Seasons for Het National Ballet (Amsterdam, 2008), National Ballet of Canada (Toronto, 2011) and La Scala Ballet (Milan, 2013); Concerto DSCH for Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle, 2011), La Scala Ballet (Milan, 2012), Mariinsky Ballet (St.Petersburg, 2013), Miami City Ballet (Miami, 2017) and Ballet National de Cuba (Havana, 2019).

She also assisted Ratmansky in his historical reconstructions of Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty (2015, American Ballet Theater and La Scala coproduction) and Petipa/Ivanov’s Swan Lake (2016, Ballet Zurich and La Scala coproduction). In 2018, she assisted Ratmansky in his reconstructions of two other ballets from the Imperial Russian repertoire – Harlequinade for American Ballet Theater and La Bayadere for Berlin State Ballet.