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Natalia Ivanovna Ryzhenko

choreographer , ballerina

Natalia Ryzhenko, USSR Ballerina,choreographer.


Ryzhenko, Natalia was born on March 1, 1938 in Moscow.


Graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School.


With the Bolshoi Theatre, 1956-1977. Appeared in many parts. Debut as choreographer and stage designer, together with V. V. Smirnov-Golovanov, in 1968 in a TV ballet film.

Several other joint productions of ballet films. Choreographed, together with Smirnov-Golovanov and M. M. Plisetskaia, the ballet Anna Karenina produced at the Bolshoi in 1972. Many other joint productions with Smirnov-Golovanov at the Stanislavskii and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre.

Choreographer with the Odessa Theatre from 1977.