Maria Sascha Khan
Maria Sascha Khan
British/American Ballerina Maria Sascha Khan has worked with the world’s top ballet companies, choreographers and artists of our time including as principal dancer of the Ekaterinburg State Ballet, Russia. She is now based in London as an International Guest Artist and producing the original full length ballet "Warrior of Light".
Recipient of the Outstanding Artist Award, Maria Sascha is a Mentor for Youth Arts in Action, Gaynor Minden Artist, member of the International Dance Council (CID) UNESCO and ambassador for the London based Save Wild Tigers.
Trained under Luidmila Morkovina at the Kirov Academy of Ballet (in Washington DC). Graduated with honours from the Academie de Danse Classique de Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, with full scholarship and under the personal mentorship of the Russian director Marika Besobrasova, coach to Nureyev and Fonteyn. Maria Sascha attended Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre summer programs on scholarship.
After graduating from the Academie with top marks, Maria Sascha was invited to join the Staatsballett Berlin by Vladimir Malakhov, then went on to dance with the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich.
She has won medals from competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix, Premio Internazionale Danza, awarded scholarships from the Prix de Lausanne, Tiger Woods Foundation Scholarships for her work with children and produces an online video series "Inspiring Artists". Featured in television commercials for Honda Acura and Lowe, ELLE, cover of Malaysia Tatler magazine, and recently in a full page Washington Post feature on her whole family. She models for the Parisian jewellery company Chaumet, Damiani (Italian), Mouawad, Axenoff (Russian), and collaborates with Russian couture house Yanina Couture, and couture house Elizabeth Emmanuel, Amanda Wakely, and Ghost of London. She has had the honour of performing for Prince Albert II of Monaco, Karl Lagerfeld, Katie Holmes, famous footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger, HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco, HRH Princess Stephanie of Monaco,HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon, HRH Sultana of Pahang, HRH Princess Olga Romanoff of Russia, German and Chinese heads of state, Jackie Chan and others.
Maria Sascha comes from a family of artists. Her and her three siblings are all from Montana and classical ballet dancers. Sister Nadia Khan dances with the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, in Rome, brother Julian MacKay, recently made history as the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, in Moscow Russia completing both the lower and upper school after winning a Prix de Lausanne apprenticeship at the Royal Ballet, at just 18, he is now the youngest soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg. Youngest sibling Nicholas MacKay,15 has also made history as the youngest American to ever attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and having attended both the Bolshoi Ballet and Vagonova Ballet Academy will soon be making his professional debut.
Her passion is to give back and inspire others thought the beauty of the Arts.