Tatiyana Vasilyevna Skiba, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on October 14, 1969. In 1991 she graduated from Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of Y.M. Solomin) and was invited to join the company of the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia.
From the very first years of playing on the famous drama stage, the young actress has been actively involved in the theatre’s repertoire. Tatiyana’s creative work is enriched with leading, central roles in the performances of the modern and classical repertoire.
The stage charm, fantasy, bright artistical temperament, high professionalism, diligence, desire for constant creative search, serious and conscientious attitude to work, devotion to the traditions of the Maly Theatre - all these qualities distinguish Tatiyana as a remarkable actress. She is an actress of many and varied moods and has portrayed an eclectic array of characters over the years. She can funny, she can be lyrical and tender, yet persistent and brave.
Among the characters she brilliantly portrays are kind, self-sacrificing Gerda («The Snow Queen» by E. Schwartz), and the simplehearted Florestine («The Guilty Mother, or the Other Tartuffe» by Pierre Beaumarchais), and naive Anya from «The Cherry Orchard» and surprisingly sensitive, suffering Sonya («Uncle Vanya»), while the other Chekhov's character - Sashenka («Ivanov»), to the contrary is a little «Flapper», who knows perfectly well what she truly needs from life and trying to achieve it by any means.
Roles in the Maly Theatre:
1991 - (premiere) Ophelia, «The Murder of Gonzago» by Nedyalko Yordano, directed by Boris Morozov
1992 - (replacement) The Little Humpbacked Horse, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov
1992 - (premiere) Liya, the slave of the Procula «The King of the Jews» by Konstantin Romanov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov
1993 - (replacement) A young lady, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich
1993 - (replacement) Grand Duchess Anastasia «And I Shall Repay» by Sergey Kuznetsov, directed by Alexander Chetverkin
1993 - (replacement) The hay girl, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh
1993 - (premiere) Tsarevna Xenia Godunova, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis
1992 - (replacement) Marfinka « The Precipice » by Ivan Goncharov, directed by Vera Efremova
1994 - (replacement) Sofia, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1994 - (understudy) Florestine «The Guilty Mother, or the Other Tartuffe» by Pierre Beaumarchais, directed by Boris Morozov
1994 - (replacement) Anya, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy
1995 - (premiere) Tsarevna Irina, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov
1995 - (premiere) - Gerda, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1997 - (replacement) Isabella of Portugal, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis
1998 - (replacement) Sonya «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Sergey Solovyov
1998 - Marya Pavlovna, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich
1998 - (premiere) Luise, «Love and Intrigue» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Yuri Solomin
1999 - (premiere) Karin, «King Gustav Vasa» by August Strindberg, directed by Alexander Nordström (Sweden)
1999 - (premiere) Princess-Swan, «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2001 - (premiere) Sasha «Ivanov» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin
2001 - (premiere) Lizanka, «The Deep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2009 - (premiere) The Queen, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov
2011 - (replacement) Avdotya, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro
2011 - (replacement) Eugenie, «The Heirs of Rabourdin» by Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2014 - (premiere) Fourth lady of the court, «Cinderella» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2016 - (premiere) Dunechka, «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Vladimir Beylis