Katherina Markowskaja was born in Kiev (Ukraine), where she also completed her training at the National Ballet Academy of Arts with flying colours and recognition. Already in the school, she was invited to perform with the Kiev State Ballet. When she was 16 years old, she accepted a scholarship from Konstanze Vernon, came to Munich and become a graduate of the Bosl Stiftung Academy. Right after her exams she was employed by the Saxon State Opera Dresden under the direction of the Russian ballet star Vladimir Derevianko, who named her two years later as a Principal Dancer. After 10 years of leading the company she changed to Bavarian State Ballet and became an international Principal Guest Artist. She participates in many essential dance events and festivals and works as invited guest with other companies. She worked with many renowned choreographers and teachers like John Neumeier, Jiri Kylian, Vladimir Vassiliev, Uwe Scholz ,Tom Schilling, Peter Zuska, Krzystof Pastor, Patricia Neary, Nanette Glushak, Lorca Myasin, Andrea Hall, William Burmann, Yannick Boquin, Cynthia Harvey, David Dawson, Stephan Thoss, Noëlla Pontois, Giselle Roberge, Johan Inger…Mr. William Forsythe created two pieces for her, Richard Sigal and Terence Kohler as well. In 1999 she was honored with Mary Wigman price.
Giselle” Giselle (V.Derevianko /M. Petipa), Bride – ( D. Dawson ) “Don Quichotte” Kitri – (V. Derevianko in Dresden), Kitri – ( Dublin ). John Cranko “Taming of the Shrew” Katharina / Bianca “Romeo and Juliet” Juliet. John Neumeier “ Illusions like Swan Lake” “Princess Natalia / Princess Claire” (J.Neumeier), “Nutcracker” Marie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream “ Helena / Hermia “Daphnis and Chloè” Chloè “As You Like It “ Rosalinde / Phebe “ Lady of Camellias “ Prudance “Swan Lake “ Odette/Odilie “Sleeping Beauty” Aurora ( M.Petipa /A.Watkin /I.Liska /Y.Ivanenko ) “ Le Corsaire “ Gulnara ( I.Liśka ) “La Fille mal gardèe” Lise ( J.Lazzini ).Frederick Ashton “La fille mal gardèe” Lise “Birthday Offering “ “Voices of spring “ “Scène de ballet” Main Role. Mary Wigman“ Le Sacre de printemps “ The Chosen One. George Balanchine “ Theme and Variations” Main Role “ Rubies “ Main Role “ La Tarantella ““ Sinfonie in C “ Soloist 3d and 4th parts. Uwe Scholz “ Red and Black “ Mathilde de la Mole “ Rachmaninov “. William Forsythe“ In the middle of something elevated” Main Role “ The trill of vertiginous exactitude ““ Enemy in the Figure “ “ New Sleep “ Creation“ Slingerland “Jerome Robbins “ Goldberg Variations “ 3 pas de deux, Richard Sigal “ United “ creation,“Model” creation,“ Matric dozen”Jiri Kylian“ Nuages” , “ Six Dances “, Aszure Barton “ Concert for the Violin and Orchestra “ Main Role creation M.Fokine “ Petrushka “ Ballerina. Tom Schilling “ Elective Affinities “ Otilie. Glen Tetley “ Voluntaries” Pas de trois “ Pierrot Lunaire “. Mauro Bigonzetti “ Mahler Symphonie “ Main Role. Vladimir Vassiliev “Paganini “ Muse. Peter Zuska “ Ways “ Main Role. Douglas Lee “ Fanfare XL “. Johan Inge “ Empty House “ Terence Kohler “Almost as if ” creation , “Heroes” Pandora creation. Leoni Massine “ Choreatrium “ 5th solo girl. Jiri Bubenicek “ Toccata “, “ Le Souffle de l’Esprit “