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Dominika Afanasenkov is member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Tampa, Florida, and began her ballet training at age 2 locally. She continued her studies in Russia and Switzerland before entering the Academy of Ballet Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida under Suzanne Pomerantzeff at age 10. She received additional training at Next Generation Ballet under Philip Neal and Ivonne Lemus in Tampa. Afanasenkov attended the summer program at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2018, before enrolling full-time at SAB for the 2018 winter term. Afanasenkov became an apprentice with NYCB in January 2022, and joined the corps de ballet in November 2022.

As a student at SAB, Afanasenkov was featured in the 2020 Imagine Entertainment docuseries On Pointe on Disney+.