Anna Korotysheva

Anna Korotysheva Artist, Ballet Mistress (Kirov Ballet) and Choreographer is our liaison to world level ballet talent   Anna Korotysheva studied ballet at the prestigious Vaganova Academy of Classical Ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia  graduating at the top of her class in 1987.

Her principal teachers were Ludmila Komissarova, a pupil of Madame Agrippina Vaganova, and Inna Zubkovskaya, an esteemed principal ballerina of the Kirov ballet, Mariinsky Theatre. (see rest of resume at the bottom of page).

Gallery Below: Anna’s years in the Vaganova Ballet Academy and with the Mariinsky Theatre

Gallery below: Anna’s students were invited to perform at the Opera House, Helsinki, Finland (June 2014)

Below: the rest of Anna’s Resume

Following graduation, Ms. Korotysheva received the highest honor any graduate of the Vagonova Academy may receive, an invitation to join the Kirov Ballet Company. She performed at the Mariinsky Theatre and around the world on tours, which have included Australia, Belgium, China, Cyprus, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Japan and the United States of America.

Ms. Korotysheva has performed solo roles with Kirov Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, including:  The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, The Bell Dance; Nancy, Sylphida; Farandolla, Cinderella-Sleeping Beauty; Page-Romeo & Juliet. She has also performed in the Kirov Operas Don Pasquale, as the Kolombina; La Traviata, as the Gypsy Dancer. In addition, appreciated for her technical virtuosity and sizeable repertoire, Ms. Korotysheva is a popular guest artist with a number of esteemed ballet companies.

She has made guest appearances with Valentina Ganibalova’s Ballet Theatre,  performing in the Ballet Exlibris, a concert dedicated to the musician Amadeus Mozart; Carnaval; divertissements from the ballet Humpbacked Horse, The Ocean & Two Pearls; Coppelia;Pas de quatre; Swan Lake-The Russian Dance and Neapolitan Dance;Sleeping Beauty-The White Cat and Fairy.

Ms. Korotysheva’s concert repertoire additionally includes miniatures from the renowned choreographer Leonid Jacobson and Fyodor Lopukhov, duet from Ballet Taras Bulba.Ms. Korotysheva has performed in concerts which are dedicated to the memory of famous Russian Choreographer Mikhail Fokine, and danced “Spectre de La Rose” in 1992 in Perm.   As an artist of the Kirov Ballet, Ms. Korotysheva has worked with the world’s most respected choreographers including Konstantin Sergeyev,Yuri Grigorovich, Oleg Vinogradov, Igor Belsky, Oleg Ignatief, Natalia Volkova, Aleksei Ratmansky, Boris Eifman, Sergei Fedianin, Antal Fodor and Andre Prokovsky.

Besides a notable performance career, Anna Korotysheva has concurrently continued her academic education and holds degrees from the Saint Petersburg N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Diploma for Ballet Direction & Choreography, receiving the conferred qualification of Ballet Mistress & Choreographer. She has earned a Master of Arts Diploma in the Specialty of Choreography and Stage Direction.

Ms. Korotysheva’s extraordinary education includes mastery in the subjects of  Script Dramaturgy, Artistic Design, Fundamentals of Clavir & Score,Psychology & Pedagogy, History of Public Ideas in the Context of Culture, History of Music, Theatre, Ballet, Literature and Fine Arts.

Behind the stage, Ms. Korotysheva has worked as an Assistant and Ballet Mistress in preparations for productions of young, upcoming choreographers who have staged new works at the Conservatory Theatre. As Choreographer, she has staged The Kingdom of The Shades & Grand Pas from the Ballet La Bayadere by Minkus after Petipa; Spectre de La Rose by Vebern/Fokine at the Krasnodar State Musical Theatre; and Russian Dance for the Young Leningradians, St.Petersburg Children’s Ensemble.

Since 2003, Ms. Korotysheva has served as the artistic consultant for San Francisco’s Presidio Dance Theatre, located in America’s newest national park, the Presidio of San Francisco.  There she has assisted with dance history application, classical ballet choreography, musical scores, costume and set design, costume procurement, and adaptation of choreographic works which are age-appropriate for students and student productions.


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