Oksana Maslova

Principal Dancer

A native of Nikopol, Ukraine, Oksana Maslova's artistic development began early with rhythmic gymnastics, which led to an intensive ballet program with Irina Sycheva, former ballerina of St. Petersburg Ballet. She went on to the Kiev Choreographic College where she studied under such great teachers and artists as Anna Petrenchuk, Evgenyi Kaigorodov, Yana Gladkih, and Dmitriy Kaigorodov. While studying at the College, Ms. Maslova began performing with Kiev Youth Ballet where she danced Arabian in The Nutcracker, Kitri in Don Quixote, Odette in Swan Lake and Carmen in Carmen-street. 
 
After graduating from Kiev Choreographic College, she became a student of the Institute of Culture and Arts where she received a master’s degree as a choreographer and ballet master. During this time, she left the Kiev Youth Ballet to become a member of the Suziriya Dance Theater.
 
In 2004 she became a member of Odessa National Operahouse, where she immediately became a soloist. She performed principal roles in The Nutcracker (Clara), Swan Lake (Pas-de-trois), Carmen and Giselle.
 
In 2008, Ms. Maslova became a principal dancer with Grand Rapids Ballet performing the entire classical repertoire plus Balanchine’s Who Cares. In June 2011, she became a principle dancer at the Connecticut Ballet Company where she performed such classical masterpieces as Paquita grand pasLa VentanaCinderella, Black Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake, Balcony Pas de Deux from Romeo and JulietGiselle and Sleeping Beauty. In 2012, she created the role of Alice in Brett Raphael’s new production of Alice in Wonderland.
 
Ms. Maslova joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a Soloist for the 2014-2015 Season and has since danced featured roles in Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia and the role of Odile/Odette in Wheeldon's Swan Lake. In 2016, she was promoted to Principal Dancer.