Nadia Yanowsky was born in Madrid ( Spain ) and raised in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She was trained from a young age by her parents, Carmen Robles and Anatoli Yanowsky who were both members of Lyon Opera Ballet.
She won the silver medal and audience prize at the Luxemburg International Ballet Competition and began her professional career with the English National Ballet in 2002 under former RNZB Artistic Director Mats Skoog.
Nadia joined the Staatsballett Berlin under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov in 2003, where she was quickly promoted to demi-soloist, then moved to Amsterdam as grand sujet at HET National Ballet in 2008, becoming a soloist in 2010.
Nadia took leave from Dutch National Ballet to perform as guest soloist for the RNZB’s 2017 production of In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe, and will continue to guest with the company for the 2018 production of The Piano: the ballet and the Dancing With Mozart programme.
Nadia has performed a vast number of lead roles throughout her career. She is highly experienced in the core classical repertoire, dancing works including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Carmen, Swan Lake, Paquita, La Bayadere, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, The Rite of Spring, and Le Corsaire to name but a few.
She has performed lead roles in many Balanchine works including Serenade, Agon, Symphony in C, Concerto Barocco, Symphony in 3 movements, and Violin Concerto, as well as works by William Forstythe, Hans Van Manen, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, John Neumeier, Maurice Bejart, Ure Scholz, Angelin Preljocaj, Rudi Van Danzig and David Dawson.
Many leading choreographers have created roles on Nadia and she has premiered such works as Don Quixote by Alexei Ratmansky, Cinderella and Concerto Concordia by Christopher Wheeldon, Labyrinth by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Roulette and Consequence by Juanjo Arqués, Woolf by Dominique Dumais, Magdalene and The Eleventh Hour by Remi Wortmeyer, and Wish by Juan Eymar.