President, Russian Ballet of Orlando
Katerina is the daughter of Artistic Directors, Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler, was born as the forth generation ballet dancer in Kiev, Ukraine, studied at the Kiev Ballet Academy in Kiev, Ukraine under the direction of Natalya Shitikova and Larisa Obovskaya, and the National Theater of Yugoslavia. As a child Katerina has traveled the world with her parents since the day she could walk, watching and taking in the exciting life of ballet dancers, as they transform them selves to the most fascinating characters on stage. The Theater became her playground and ballet became her world. Katerina received a principal title at the age of 18, and performed in countries including Spain, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, South Korea, England, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and United States. Katerina has performed and toured as a Principal Dancer in ballets including Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Fedotov’s Productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Snow White, Hamlet, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Gershwin Greats, Coppelia and many different etudes and variations choreographed specifically for Ms. Fedotova by her father Prof. Vadim Fedotov.
March 23, 2011 Katerina and her parents celebrated the 11 year Anniversary of Russian Academy of Ballet in Orlando. Ms. Fedotova is a Director of Russian Academy of Ballet and accepted President position on the board of Russian Ballet of Orlando in May of 2011. She continues family’s legacy educating and training young, aspiring dancers to succeed and pursue their professional career in ballet. Katerina’s goal at Russian Academy and Russian Ballet of Orlando is to provide dancers with opportunities to train Russian “Vaganova” method and to build their professional resume by performing solo and principal roles while they are still in school. As they graduate, Russian Ballet graduates will have an impressive resume filled with strong experience that will be appropriate to present to companies world wide.
“My dreams are to open doors for the young dancers, allow them to explore different opportunities that this world can bring. Allow them to make their choice, and help them succeed in Professional Companies world wide” - Katerina Fedotova