Ilze Liepa, hostess at Big Ballet 2016 TV Show (Rus. Большой балет), shot 5.8.2015 in Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, where 14 dancers from 6 biggest musical theatres in Russia took part in the competition.
Ilze Liepa, daughter of the famous ballet dancer Maris Liepa, was born in Moscow on November 22, 1963. Ilzes brother is Andris Liepa. In 1981 she graduated from the Moscow Academic School of Choreography under N.V. Zolotova, and in 1991 received a teaching diploma at the State Institute of Dramatic Art. Liepa’s dance style goes far beyond the limits of canonical tradition whilst retaining a formal purity. Ilze Liepa danced with Bolshoi Theatre ballet company. Working as the artistic director of the ‘Golden Age’ association since 1994, Ilze is also on the board of the Liepa Charity Foundation. In 1996 she was awarded the title of ‘Meritorious Artist of Russia’ with further promotion to the rank of ‘People’s Artist of Russia’ in the year 2002.