Yulia Makhalina as the Dying Swan (Mariinsky Ballet, 2014)
Yekaterina Osmolkina as Giselle in Giselle (Mariinsky Ballet)
Yulia Makhalina as Odette in Swan Lake (Mariinsky Ballet)
Diana Vishneva as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (Mariinsky Ballet)
Kristina Shapran and Xander Parish in Diamonds.
“Some people do like having legends. It’s all out of my control, this legend image – and it does put a lot more pressure on me, because I really can’t make any mistakes now! The positive side is that because of people’s expectations of this spiritual fulfillment and elegance in my dancing, I really do my best, it drives me even if I can’t always live up to their expectations.”
Nika Tskhvitaria and Evgeny Kuznetsov in Raymonda Variations.
Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate (2016), Mariinsky Theatre dancer, Maria Ilyushkina. Photographed by Irina Yakovleva.
Diana Vishneva and Konstantin Zverev, “Anna Karenina” (rehearsal) choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, 2017 Mariinsky Ballet Summer Season, London, England (July/August, 2017), Royal Opera House in London
Photo © Andrej Uspenski
Oksana Skoryk, the Mariinsky ballet, in Giselle.