Maria Chugai

Maria Chugai

Grand sujet


With Dutch National Ballet since: 

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).

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.

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