Born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Viktoria Tereshkina graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2001 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year. She was promoted to first soloist in 2005 and to principal dancer in 2008.
Tereshkina’s repertoire includes Giselle, Myrtha and Zulma in Giselle, Medora in Le Corsaire, production by Pytor Gusev, after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa, Nikiya and Gamzatti in La Bayadère, choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani, Princess Aurora, Gold Fairy and Diamond Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, choreography by Marius Petipa, revival of 1890 production, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev, Raymonda in Raymonda, choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev, the Grand Pas from Paquita, choreography by Marius Petipa, Kitri in Don Quixote, choreography by Alexander Gorsky, Zobeide in Scheherazade and the Firebird in Firebird, both choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Leonid Lavrovsky, Mekhmeneh Bahnuin in The Legend of Love, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, Grand Pas Classique, choreography by Viktor Gzovsky, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore and Calliope in Apollo, Serenade, the first movement in Symphony in C, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theme and Variations, the Four Temperaments, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Rubies and Diamonds in Jewels, Ballet Imperial and Tarentella, all choreographed by George Balanchine, In the Night, choreography by Jerome Robbins, The Girl in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, choreography by Roland Petit, Manon in Manon, choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, soloist in Études, choreographed by Harald Lander, Carmen in Carmen-Suite, choreography by Alberto Alonso, Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina, Khudishka and Female Dance in Cinderella, both choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, Dolce con facto, choreography by Svetlana Anufrieva, Masha in The Nutcracker, staging by Mikhail Chemiakin and choreography by Kirill Simonov, William Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, The Ring, choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko, soloist in Aria Suspended, choreography by Peter Quanz, The Soul in Bolero Factory, choreography by Yuri Smekalov, soloist in Le Parc, choreography by Angelin Preljocasj, Infra, choreography by Wayne McGregor, Diana and Acteon pas de deux from La Esmeralda, choreography by Agrippina Vaganova, The Village Don Juan, choreography by Leonid Yakobson and Tango-Fugato, choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko.
She created the roles of the Queen of the Sea in Pierre Lacotte’s production of Ondine (2006), the Tsar Maiden in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse (2009) and Phrygia in the revival of Leonid Yakobson’s Spartacus (2010).
Tereshkina is an Honored Artist of Russia (2008), Prize winner at the IX Arabesque-2000 International Ballet Competition, Perm, Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St. Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, in the category “Best female role in ballet” for the role of the Queen of the Sea in Ondine (2006), Recipient of the Golden Sofit in the category “Best female role in ballet” in Approximate Sonata (2005), and prize winner at the Dance Open International Ballet Festival in the category “Ms. Virtuosa” (2010 and 2011).
Tereshkina makes her American Ballet Theatre debut dancing the role of Nikiya in La Bayadère during the Company’s 2014 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House.