Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Irina Dvorovenko began her ballet training at the Kiev Ballet School at the age of ten. She began her professional dancing career in 1990 as a soloist with the National Opera Ballet of Kiev and quickly rose to the rank of principal dancer in 1992. Her impressive repertoire includes a number of leading roles in many of the great classics, including The Queen of the Driads and Mercedes in Don Quixote, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, among many others.
Dvorovenko’s style and technique have gained enormous critical and popular acclaim worldwide and she has won several high-profile awards for her proficiency in the art. She joined New York City’s American Ballet Theatre in 1996 and has since continued to expand her illustrious repertoire. She is married to fellow American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Maxim Beloserkovsky, with whom she has a daughter, Emma Galine, who was born in March 2005.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theater
I love Fiorello. We have our own table named for me, my husband Maxim and my daughter Emma
Best place for late night dining:
Dark chocolate mousse from almost anywhere!
Best place for a romantic date:
Any night out with my husband is romantic, but we do like One if by Land Two if by Sea
All-around favorite spot in New york:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Plaza and the Carlyle Hotels are two of my favorites
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Saks, Bergdorfs and Barneys, the New York classics
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Graff Diamonds and Jacob and Co.
Spa Merge or Dorit Baxter
Favorite Charity Event:
I really like to support The March of Dimes and the Help for Orphans International organizations
Favorite Cultural Event:
I love the opening night of the MET and of course the opening night of the American Ballet
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of New york:
The energy of the people; it gives you a push to live and to do more than you ever thought you could
Jean Georges or Marea
The MET, so much to explore painting jewelry sculpture
Best Broadway show: