Vira Kharchenko
Luxembourg Ballet soloist dancer

Based in Liege and Cambridge

In 2012 Vira graduated with honours from Ukrainian Dance Academy Kyiv and joined the Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine as a corps de ballet dancer. In the course of 2012-2013 she performed a variety of corps de ballet and small soloist roles.

Having joined the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia by the invitation from the Choreographer and Artistic Director Konstantin Uralskiy in 2013, Vira became a Principal Ballet Dance the same year and performed a number of leading roles in ballets like “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Edith Piaf”.

In 2015 she obtained a BA degree in Choreography Teaching.

Since 2013, her repertoire included leading roles in a variety of ballets such as “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “The Nutcracker”, “Le Corsaire”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Chopiniana”, “La Bayadere”. Many of them were also performed on the stages of France, Poland and Great Britain during theatre tours.

In 2018 Vira moved permanently to the UK continuing her work as an invited soloist in Ukrainian companies and taking part in several contemporary projects in Great Britain. She has been teaching ballet in Cambridge and London.

Vira is currently teaching at the prestigious MOSA ballet school in Liege. She joined Luxembourg Ballet in season 23/24 as a soloist dancer.