Category: les sylphides

Galina Ulanova and Nikolai Fadeyechev in Chopi…

Galina Ulanova and Nikolai Fadeyechev in Chopiniana (Bolshoi Ballet)

Working at the Mariinsky has given me the oppo…

Working at the Mariinsky has given me the opportunity to learn the classics in their home, often their birthplace!  To learn Swan Lake in St. Petersburg, the home of Tchaikovsky himself, and Sleeping Beauty, which premiered at the Mariinsky in 1890, is amazing from a historical point of view!  My first principal role at the Mariinsky was the young man in Chopiniana, which premiered on the very stage I had the privilege of dancing on, 103 years earlier!

Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semyonov and Nina Gr…

Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semyonov and Nina Gruzdeva in Chopiniana (Kirov Ballet)

Ekaterine Surmava, Frank van Tongeren and Nuts…

Ekaterine Surmava, Frank van Tongeren and Nutsa Chekurashvili in Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2016)

Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2017)

Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2017)

Oksana Marchuk in Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ballet…

Oksana Marchuk in Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ballet)

Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2017)

Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2017)

Svetlana Ivanova in Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ball…

Svetlana Ivanova in Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ballet)

Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ballet)

Chopiniana (Mariinsky Ballet)

Frank van Tongeren and Ekaterine Surmava [left…

Frank van Tongeren and Ekaterine Surmava [left] in Chopiniana (State Ballet of Georgia, 2017)