Corps De Ballet
AmericanÂ Theatre Ballet
Christine Shevchenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic School. At the age of eight, she moved to the United States and trained for nine years at Pennsylvania Ballet’s Rock School.
Ms. Shevchenko danced the children’s lead in Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker for three years, and was featured in the NBC special Degas and the Dance. In 2002 she was invited to perform with International Ballet Theatre Company’s “Stars of Kirov, Bolshoi and Ukrainian Ballet” in Annapolis, Maryland.
In 2003, Shevchenko became the youngest recipient of the Princess Grace Award. Other awards include the Bronze Medal in the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, 2005 Gold Medal and Title of Laureate at the Moscow International Ballet Competition, the George Zoritch of Ballet Russe Award for Talent Recognition and the 2010 Margaret Moore Dance Award.
She danced leading and soloist roles from the classical repertory in addition to contemporary pieces by many choreographers that included Caprice #1 specially choreographed by Benjamin Millepied for a competition. Ms. Shevchenko joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in August 2006.Â She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008. Â Her repertoire with the Company includes Apollo, La BayadĂ¨re, Birthday Offering, The Bright Stream, CoppĂ©lia, Don Quixote, Lady of the Camellias, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake among others.