ballet dancer, actress
National artist of Russia (1960)
Alla Osipenko was born in Leningrad on 18 June, 1932. Graduated from Leningrad Choreographic School, was a disciple of Agrippina Vaganova. From 1954 to 1971 she was a first dancer of Kirovsky Ballet.
From 1971 to 1973 she was a soloist of the troupe Choreographic Miniatures under direction of Leonid Jakobson. Danced leading parts of classic and modern repertoire in stagings of well-known soviet ballet-masters. Played in performances of Leningrad Small Theatre of Opera and Ballet and of Choir of ballet under direction of Boris Eifman.
Parts in Sokurov's films:
1983 the Ariadna in Painful Indifference
1986 the Ill Heroine in Empire
1990 the documentary episode in Petersburg Elegy
2002 the Ballet Dancer in Russian Ark