Kalinovskaia, Valentina Fedorovna
Born July 21, 1938, in Kiev. Soviet ballerina. People’s Artist of the USSR (1968).
A graduate of the Kiev Choreographic School, Kalinovskaiahas been dancing at the T. G. Shevchenko Opera and Ballet Theater since 1957. Technically perfect, her dancing is charac-terized by light jumps, a lyrical adagio, and a brilliant allegro.She is best suited for dramatic roles. Her best roles includeOdette-Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Aegina in Kha-chaturian’s Spartacus, Kitri in Minkus’ Don Quixote, Zarema inAsaf’ev’s The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Mekhmene Banu inMelikov’s The Legend of Love, and Dona Anna in Gubarenko’s
The Stone Ruler. She has been awarded the Order of the RedBanner of Labor.