Ukrainian ballerina for Blackpool

Published: 20 November 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Ekaterina Floria

Sleeping Beauty at Blackpool Grand on November 20 features a top Ukrainian ballerina, soloist Ekaterina Floria.

The production from UK-based company Classical Ballet & Opera House features has a cast of dancers hand-picked from countries across the world.

Ekaterina was born in Mariupol and after graduating from the ballet academy was accepted to the Donbas Ballet Theatre. She was later invited to join the Mariinsky Theatre in 2016 as a soloist where she stayed until recently.