Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 31, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 25, 2022
We have some interesting facts about Russian ballerina Ekaterina Chtchelkanova for you right up ahead, here at Kidadl.
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About Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova is a Russian ballerina, singer, producer, and actress.
She was born in Leningrad, Russia, and currently lives in the United States of America after defecting from Soviet Russia in 1992. She made headlines after appearing in the musical 'Chicago'.
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova has performed with many reputed ballet companies and is the founder of the Open World Dance Foundation. To learn more about this revolutionary ballet dancer and actress, read on.

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ekaterina Chtchelkanova’s net worth?

According to sources, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova has a net worth of around $2.9 million.

How much does Ekaterina Chtchelkanova earn per year?

At the moment, no significant information is available on how much Ekaterina Chtchelkanova earns per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ekaterina Chtchelkanova?

Unfortunately, no reliable information is available on how tall Ekaterina Chtchelkanova is.

How old is Ekaterina Chtchelkanova?

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova was born on May 2, 1970, making her 52 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova came into the world on May 2, 1970, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. She studied classical ballet at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet with renowned ballet dancer Ludmila Safronova. After graduating, she joined the Kirov Ballet (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet after the fall of Soviet Russia).
Ekaterina Chtchelkanova accompanied the ballet company to the United States on tour in 1992, during which she famously defected to seek refuge in America and build a better life. After defecting, she joined the American Ballet Theatre and performed with them from 1995 to 2001.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ekaterina Chtchelkanova dating?

Unfortunately, there is no available information on who this Russian ballerina's partner is. Ekaterina Chtchelkanova appears to be single at the moment.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Though best known for being a remarkably talented ballet dancer, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova began a career in acting and singing as well once she moved to the United States. She appeared in the 2002 musical 'Chicago', portraying Hunyak, a Hungarian death row prisoner. This is arguably her most well-known role to date.
She also appeared in the 2006 Canadian movie 'The End Of Silence' as Darya and played parts in 'Center Stage' and 'Odin's Shield Maiden'.
She continued to practice ballet, performing with the Space Coast Ballet in 2005 and with the Canadian ballet company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal in 2008.
She is the founder of the Open World Dance Foundation, which was inaugurated in 2010. The foundation aims to bring ballet dancers all over the world together.

What awards has Ekaterina Chtchelkanova won?

Ekaterina Chtchelkanova won a Screen Actor's Guild Award and a Critic's Choice Movie Award as part of the cast of 'Chicago', both in 2003.

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Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Ekaterina Nikolaievna Shchelkanova

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Leningrad(St. Petersburg)



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Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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