|Ekaterina Nikolaevna Shchelkanova|
May 2, 1970 |
|Occupation||singer, actress, and dancer|
Ekaterina Nikolaievna Shchelkanova (Russian: Екатерина Николаевна Щелканова, born May 2, 1970) is a Russian singer, actress, and dancer from Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). To the American audience, she is most notably cast as Hunyak, the Hungarian prisoner from the musical Chicago (2002). Chtchelkanova was also cast as Darya in the Canadian film The End of Silence and held parts in the films Odin's Shield Maiden, and Center Stage.
Shchelkanova is a graduate from the Vaganova Academy, where she studied under Ludmila Safronova. She is an admired ballet artist, and is notable for her appearance at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal in 2008.