International summer ballet camp


July 29, 2024 - August 10, 2024


International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 10, 2024



Yelena Pankova is coming from Sankt Petersburg, Russia.

She is one of the most eminent ballerinas of 20. century, a Ballet mistress, Choreographer and Ballet professor with Doctorate of Vaganova Academy in Sankt Petersburg.

At the International summer ballet camp Mrs. Pankova will teach for the third time in 2024.

In 2024 she will teach:

in Advance & Professional workshop of Classical ballet:

      • Classical ballet training
      • Workshop of Classical ballet repertoire Solo and corps de ballet
      • Workshop Variations, pas de deux …


in Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet:

      • Character dances.

Yelena Pankova graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Professor L.Safronova) in 1981. Upon graduation entered the Kirovsky (Mariinsky) Theatre, where she began to work under renowned masters I. Kolpakova and O. Moiseeva. While working at the theatre, she performed leading parts in the ballets such as The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, Don Quixote, Pushkin, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Paquita, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Cinderella, Les Sylphides, La Vivandiere and others. As a leading soloist of the Mariinsky, she went on tour in the USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, France and other countries. In 1989, she became one of the first performers of George Balanchine’s choreography in Russia, having presented the leading part in his Scottish Symphony premiere performances. In 1990, by invitation of Peter Schaufuss, she became a Segnior Principal at the English National Ballet, where she performed title roles in productions such as Etudes by H. Lander, Swan Lake by V. Burmeister, Romeo and Juliette by B. Stivenson, Nutcracker and Coppelia by R. Hynd and others. In 1991 she was awarded with the Best Dancer Prize by the British Critics Association. In 1993, she became prima ballerina of the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany, where she mastered European ballet classics of the XX. century. In recent years she has combined her activities as ballerina and choreographer. She has staged several well-known performances, such as Le Corsaire at the Tatar Musa Jalil State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Kazan (2005), Swan Lake at the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro (2007 – awarded with a prize of The Best Brazilian Ballet Production of the Year), Sleeping Beauty at the Croatian National Theatre in Split (2010), Raymonda in Theatre Vanemuine in Tartu, Raymonda” in Perm, ” La Sylphide” in Ekaterinburg” and others. Yelena Pankova was a Ballet professor at the well known Boris Eifman Academy in Sankt Petersburg and today She is a balletmeister in Ekaterinbourg Ural ballet, and she is also teaching “The art of rehearsal” in SPb Konservatory.