Nadia was born in Madrid and trained by her parents, Carmen Robles and Anatoli Yanowsky who were both principal dancers of Lyon Opera Ballet. In 2001, Nadia won the silver medal and audience prize at the Luxemburg International Ballet Competition.
She began her professional career with the English National Ballet in 2002 under former RNZB Artistic Director Matz Skoog. In 2003, Nadia joined and become a soloist, few months after, with the Staatsballett Berlin under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov. In 2008, Nadia joined Het National Ballet in Amsterdam becoming a first soloist in 2010.
Nadia joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a Principal Guest Artist in late 2018, to perform the Sugar Plum Fairy in Val Caniparoli’s The Nutcracker. Since becoming a permanent Principal in 2019, Nadia has performed many leading significant roles including William Forsythe’s Artifact II, Balanchine’s Serenade and Black Swan in Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan / White Swan. Nadia performed the leading roles of the new creations from Moss Patterson’s Hine, James O’Hara’s The Sky Is Not So Different To Us, Perhaps…and the Mother in Loughlan Prior’s Hansel & Gretel.
The Piano: the ballet
Sugar Plum Fairy
Black Swan, White Swan
Hansel & Gretel