Gerus Anna – a choreographer, dance teacher, ballet dancer

Founder and artistic director of Ukrainian Dance Theatre

Was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine in 1986

As a student of the State Ballet School (2000-2007) was accepted into the troupe of the Dnipropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater as a ballet dancer.

In 2002 graduated the State Ballet School at the Dnipropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

In 2005 graduated the Dnipropetrovsk Theater and Art College with a major in Choreography.

2006 – 2010, a student of the Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema and Television,  majoring in "Artistic Director of Classical Ballet".

2002 – 2007, a participant of the veteran ballet troupe led by Oleg Nikolaev

2007 – 2018 with the Kiev Modern Ballet Theater as a principal dancer, teacher and choreographer 

2018 founded Ukrainian Dance Theatre

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Has performed leading roles in all performances of the Kyiv Modern Ballet Theater repertoire:

"Giselle" A. Adan - Giselle, Batilda

"Carmen.TV" J. Bizet - Carmen

"The Nutcracker" by P.I. Tchaikovsky - Marie, Ms. Stahlbaum, Spanish Dance

"Swan Lake" P.I. Tchaikovsky - Odette, Odile

"Romeo and Juliet" ("Shakespeariments") - Juliet

"Two for the Seesaw" J. S. Bach, C. Vargas - She

"Underground" P. Vasks - Aristocrat

"Women in D Minor" J.S. Bach- She

"Rain" to the folk music of the world and J.S. Bach - Moldavian, East, Russian

"In Pivo Veritas" to the Irish music and the music of the Renaissance - the hostess of the tavern

"Quat-at-the-tete" A. Maas - she 1, she 2

"A Long Christmas Lunch" A.Vivaldi - son`s wife

"Closer than love" - ​​Duet No.3

"Crossroads" M.Skorik - Duet

"Running through life" - 1st duet

"Up the river" A. Rodin - Wife

"Variations of Life" to the music of foreign composers – Life

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Choreographic works:

 One-act ballet "Variations of Life" to the music of foreign composers, 2017

 One-act ballet "Author" to the music of foreign composers, 2018

 

 Choreographic miniatures:

"Nocturne" to the music of Chad Lawson

"Station" to the music of F. Chopin

"Lullaby" to the folk music, performed by N.Matvienko

"Way" to the music of A.Corelli

"Thing" to the music of J.S Bach

"Behind" to the music of “Muse“

"Etude" to the music of F. Chopin

"Lost life"

"Forgotten Dream" to the music of Adan

"Variations of life" to the music of G. Purcell and A. Schnittke

"Last lost chance" to the music of O. Arnalds and J. Johannssonn

 

Has mastered the techniques of modern dance at master classes and intensives by the world's top professionals in the industry such as NDT1, Batsheva Dance Company, Hennry Jurriens Foundation, etc.

 

  • The holder of a special jury prize as a performer "For the best partnership in contemporary choreography" (Mysl-potok, Kyiv 2016)
  • The winner of a special prize of choreographers' competition "For the embodiment of a female image in the modern choreographic miniature" in the 13th Moscow International Ballet and Choreographers Competition, Moscow 2017
  • The laureate of the 2nd Prize of the Ballet Fest International Choreographers Competition, Lviv 2017
  • The finalist of the 29th International Contemporary Choreography Competition IFMC, Vitebsk 2016

 

A participant of many international festivals and galas as a performer and choreographer:

  • Ballet Gala "Grand Pas ...!", Krakow
  • A program "Illusions of Love", Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
  • "NK Ballet Foundation Gala", London
  • A Gala concert of Varna contest laureates – a special guest, Varna 2016
  • The 9th International Ballet Star Gala, Taipei
  • "The Golden Mask", Moscow
  • " The World Ballet Stars" V.Pisarev (Kiev), Donetsk
  • "New Horizons", St. Petersburg
  • IFMC Vitebsk
  • 'Gogolfest', Kiev and others.

 

Teaching:

 

2008 till present – a teacher with the Kyiv Modern Ballet Theater

Has staged performances from the Kyiv Modern Ballet Theater repertoire in the

national theaters:

  • The Czech National Ballet - one-act ballet "Rain" by R. Poklitaru
  • The Belgrade National Theater - ballets "Women in D minor" and "Long Christmas Lunch" by R. Poklitaru

2010 – So You Think You Can Dance,  Ukraine, season 2, a teacher of classical dance, Top 20 dancers

2003 – 2004,  a teacher of modern dance in the Dnepropetrovsk State Ballet School

 

Has toured to France, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal, Israel, Luxembourg, Romania, China, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Russia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Italy, Poland and Ukraine.

See You at the theatre!