Joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996. She became a soloist in 1997, and was a principal dancer with the company from 2000-2013. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ms Dvorovenko started her career at the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992-1984. Ms. Dvorovenko excited audiences over the years, performing major roles in the classical and contemporary repertoire throughout her career with ABT. Irina Dvorovenko is a winner of the 1994 Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition Serge Lifar in the Ukraine, the 1992 Gold Medal and “Anna Pavlova” Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, the 1991 Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan, and the 1990 Silver Medal at the International Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Shortly before retiring from the ABT stage, Ms. Dvorovenko made a stunning musical theatre debut as Vera Baronova in the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers & Hart’s ON YOUR TOES, garnering outstanding reviews. Following this triumph, Ms. Dvorovenko joined the leading cast of the Emmy nominated Starz network original television drama “Flesh and Bone” in 2015. Since then she has made guest appearances on “Forever” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC) and has appeared on the Starz series “Power” (2016-2107) and the FX series “The Americans” (2017). She was also a celebrity guest judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX).