Category: le corsaire

Jonathan Batista in Le Corsaire (Cia de Ballet…

Jonathan Batista in Le Corsaire (Cia de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro)

Tatiana Terekhova and Nikolai Kovmir in Le Cor…

Tatiana Terekhova and Nikolai Kovmir in Le Corsaire (Kirov Ballet, 1975)

ENB Emerging dancer 2018 Francesca Velicu (a…

ENB Emerging dancer 2018

Francesca Velicu (am still not quite over the fact she didn’t win, because… come on!), Daniel McCormick (the actual winner. Yeah. Impresive jumps. Blah…)

Le Corsaire

photo: Laurent Liotardo

Natalia Bolshakova and Vadim Gulyaev in Le Cor…

Natalia Bolshakova and Vadim Gulyaev in Le Corsaire (Kirov Ballet)

Le Corsaire (La Scala Ballet, 2018)

Le Corsaire (La Scala Ballet, 2018)

Zhanna Ayupova and Margarita Kullik as Odalisq…

Zhanna Ayupova and Margarita Kullik as Odalisques in Le Corsaire (Mariinsky Ballet)

tsiskaridze: Vale Professor Lyudmila Safronova…

tsiskaridze:

Vale Professor Lyudmila Safronova – Vaganova Ballet Academy’s oldest-serving teacher.

Professor Safronova passed away on the 21st of April, at the age of 88. 

Safronova was one of Agrippina Vaganova’s students. She graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1947, and had danced with the Saratov Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and Maly Opera Theatre (Mikhailovsky Theatre).

Professor Safronova had been teaching at Vaganova Ballet Academy since 1975. Her students included:

  • Irma Nioradze
  • Tatiana Kutina
  • Elena Pankova
  • Evgenia Obraztsova
  • Olesia Novikova
  • Alina Somova
  • Nadezhda Batoeva
  • Yulia Stepanova

Nina Ananiashvili and Denis Matvienko in Le Co…

Nina Ananiashvili and Denis Matvienko in Le Corsaire (Mariinsky Ballet/State Ballet of Georgia, 2012)

Herman Cornejo and Maria Kochetkova in Le Cors…

Herman Cornejo and Maria Kochetkova in Le Corsaire (ABT, 2016)

Angeli Mamon in Le Corsaire (Pacific Northwest…

Angeli Mamon in Le Corsaire (Pacific Northwest Ballet)