Iana Salenko is principal dancer of Staatsballett Berlin. Born 19 july 1983 in Kiev Ukraine. Student at Dance Academy of Ukraine Vadim Pisarev Ballet School since 1996. Joined Theatre Opera and Ballet of Donetsk as soloist in 2001. After from 2002-2005 Principal dancer in Kiev National Opera. Have 5 gold Medals: 2002-Kiev comp., 2004-Vienna, Perm comp., 2005-Helsinky, Nagoya and 1 Bronze 2004 in Varna. 2010 got german prize “Zukunft”. 2005 got marred, 2008 son was born.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova, Julia Martina, Daria Donova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.