Get to know Kristina

Kristina Pulcini

Professional Ballerina: Boston Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin

Gold & Silver Medalist: Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition

Kristina Pulcini, professional ballerina and ballet teacher, has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and Japan. A graduate of Boston Ballet School, Kristina trained with and was coached by the world’s premier experts in classical ballet instruction. At age 15, she was chosen to join Boston Ballet, one of the largest and most prestigious ballet companies in the United States. She later joined Tulsa Ballet, hailed by Dance Magazine as one of the top ten ballet companies in the United States, and the world-renowned Deutsche Oper Berlin/Staatsballett Berlin in Germany. Kristina performed in nearly every full-length classical ballet and many neo-classical and contemporary works by the world’s leading choreographers. In addition to her performing career, Kristina won numerous dance awards, including a Gold and Grand Prix Silver Medal at the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, the Youth America Grand Prix. She was also awarded a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts scholarship and was nominated by Boston Ballet for the Princess Grace Foundation Award. Kristina is a Master in Theological Studies graduate of Eastern University.

I. Ballet Biography

Boston Ballet
• Graduated from the Boston Ballet School.
• Invited, at 15 years of age, to join Boston Ballet, the fourth largest and one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the USA, becoming the youngest of its 60 professional ballet dancers.

Tulsa Ballet
• Joined Tulsa Ballet, hailed by Dance Magazine as one of the top ten ballet companies in the United States.

Deutsche Oper Berlin/StaatsBallett Berlin
• Joined the Deutsche Oper Berlin/StaatsBallett Berlin, the largest ballet company in Germany with its residence in the oldest opera house in Europe, from where she retired dancing soloist roles.

II. Repertoire

Danced in the following full length Classical, Neo Classical and Contemporary ballets
Don Quixote Alvin Ailey’s The River
Ring um den Ring The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Four Seasons Manon
Midsummer’s Night Dream Theme and Variations
Swan Lake Cleopatra
Ballet Imperial Giselle
Celts Slaughter on 10th Ave
Sleeping Beauty Lady of the Camellias
Rodeo Eugene Onegin
Nutcracker Cinderella
Gala Performance

• Danced works by some of the world’s leading contemporary choreographers, including: Nicolo Fonte, Mauricio Wainrot, Nacho Duato, Christopher Wheeldon, Rudi van Dantzig, Gerald Arpino, Ben Stevenson, Jiri Kilian, Uwe Scholz, Antony Tudor, Val Caniparoli and Michael Pink.

• Her principal and soloist repertoire includes: the First Pas de Deux from Antony Tudor’s The Leaves are Fading, Constance from Andre Prokovsky’s The Three Musketeers, principal roles in Rudi van Dantzig’s Four Last Songs and Ginestera, the Peasant Pas de Deux and Moina from Giselle, Fairy of the Woodland Glades and Friends of Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty, the Vortex Solo from Alvin Ailey’s The River, the 11th Waltz from Les Sylphides, Clara, Sugarplum Fairy and Act II Divertissements from Nutcracker, solo variations from Paquita and Raymonda, 3rd Odalisque and Pas D’Esclave from Le Corsaire, 3rd Shade Solo Variation and Nikia from La Bayadere, Kitri from Don Quixote, Four Cygnets, Pas De Quatre and Princesses from Swan Lake.


III. Awards/Recognition

• Gold Medal recipient of the Youth America Grand Prix National Competition held in Boston, MA.
• Grand Prix Silver Medalist at the International Youth America Grand Prix Finals held in New York City, recognized as the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition.
• National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts scholarship award winner.
• Nominated by Boston Ballet Company for the prestigious dance accolade, The Princess Grace Foundation Award.
• Performed with Grammy Legend Award winner Quincy Jones in Miami, FL at the annual ArtsWeek Gala.
• Featured in Pointe Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.


IV. Tours/Galas

• Toured throughout the USA, Europe and Japan.
• Performed at Galas for the Russian Ambassador to the United States at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, Youth America Grand Prix Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at New York City Center and a Ukrainian Night Ballet Gala at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
• Invited twice to perform in the Jacob’s Pillow Landmark Gala, dancing principal roles in world premieres by Wayne Eagling, former Artistic Director of the English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet, and Leslie Brown, star of the movie The Turning Point.


V. Education

• Master in Theological Studies graduate of Eastern University.
• Studied Russian language, literature and culture at Swarthmore College.
• Home-schooled through high school.
• Received her Pilates teacher certification from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.