Elena Lobsanova

Elena Lobsanova 2013-14 Photo Credits

Elena Lobsanova, photo by Sian Richards. 

Biography

Elena Lobsanova was born in Moscow, Russia and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2004 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2011.   

Ms. Lobsanova repertoire includes the title role in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Nina in The Seagull, Ophelia in Hamlet and Maria in West Side Story Suite as well as lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Apollo and No. 24. Recently, Ms. Lobsanova danced the role of Karsavina in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.  

In 2009, Ms. Lobsanova won The Eighth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize for her performance of Dénouement and a pas de deux from Le Corsaire.  

Elena Lobsanova is sponsored through Dancers First by Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan.

Quotes

Romeo and Juliet 
“The lithe Lobsanova is a naturally gifted dancer, with expressive feet and a pliant back. She masters Ratmansky's choreography, with light-as-a-feather jumps and clean, flawless pointe work. She also dives right into the character, transforming gradually from a carefree, lovestruck girl into a tormented tragic heroine.” National Post, 2013 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 
“First Soloist Lobsanova is both lyrical and technical as Alice, a genuine rising star.” 
The Globe and Mail, 2012 

Hamlet 
“the emotional fragility of Elena Lobsanova [as Ophelia] was of the kind that elicits goose bumps” Dancing Times, 2012