Benois de la Danse nominee

Ruta Jezerskyte was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1977.

She studied at the Vilnius Ballet School, Lithuania, then in the Boston Center for Dance, USA and Koln International Sommerakademie Des Danzes, Germany.

After the graduation, in 1995 she became a soloist with the Vilnius Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lithuania. In 1999 — coryphОe and in 2000 grands sujet with Het Nationale Ballet. Her repertoire included soloist roles in Cinderella (Ashton), La Sylphyde (version by Bjorn), Swan Lake (version by Van Dantzig).

She danced also in ballets of Hans van Manen, Krzystof Pastor, Toer van Schajk, Peter Wright.
RЯta Jezerskyte often participates in guest gala-performances: Gala with the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Gala with the Vilnius Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lithuania.

Ruta Jezerskyte is a laureate of some awards: Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland (1994),
National award of St. Cristopher (1998), Silver medal International Ballet Competition, Jakson, USA (1998), Bronze medal International and Modern Dance Competition, Nagoya, Japan (1999).

In January 2002 RЯta Jezerskyte received a prominent Dutch Alexandra Radius prize for her atistic achivements.