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Maria Chugai

Grand sujet

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  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2009
  • Place of birth:  Donetsk (then USSR, today Ukraine)
  • Career with Dutch National Ballet:  grand sujet (2014), coryphée (2009)
  • Previously danced with:  Mariinsky Ballet, the former Kirov Ballet (St Petersburg, Russia)
  • Training:  Graduated with honour at Vaganova Ballet Academy (St Petersburg, Russia), where in her final year she danced leading roles in The Nutcracker and La Bayadère; obtained her Bachelor’s degree as ballet master/teacher at the pedagogical faculty of the Vaganova Academy in 2020 and is currently following the Master's/PhD program
  • Awards:  2006: 2nd Prize in the International Ballet Competition Vaganova-Prix (St Petersburg, Russia) – 2000: 2nd Prize in the International Ballet Competition Tallinn (Estonia), junior group