School of Theatre and Dance
Faculty and Staff Information

Galina Panova
Associate Professor / Ballet
Telephone (252) 328-4849

Office: Messick 112

GPanovaMs. Panova is a graduate of The Perm Choreographic School and Ballet Academy in Russia. Her professional career includes Principal Ballet Artist with the Tchaikovsky Opera House, Perm and the Kirov Opera and Ballet, St. Petersburg. As a Principal Star Guest Artist, Ms. Panova has performed with the Vienna Staats Opera, the Ballet du Louvre, and in many companies across the United States.  Ms. Panova’s classical repertoire includes Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and many more.  At the age of eighteen she won a gold medal at the Varna International Ballet.  She appeared on Broadway and in London in the leading role in “On Your Toes”, choreographed by Balanchine. Ms. Panova has studied with Ludmilla Sakharova, Galina Ulanova, Natalia Dudinskaya, Sulamith Messerer, Nina Timofeyeva, Alexandra Danilova and Birgit Cullberg. Ms. Panova has taught in the Staats Opera, Jerusalem University of Music and Dance, the Bejart School, Switzerland, Rome Opera House, and Texas Tech. University. Ms. Panova teaches ballet and pointe.


Galina Panova in the Broadway hit On Your Toes, choreographed by George Balanchine.