Category: svetlana zakharova

Svetlana Zakharova and Andrei Uvarov in Serena…

Svetlana Zakharova and Andrei Uvarov in Serenade (Bolshoi Ballet)

Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in The Leg…

Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in The Legend of Love (Bolshoi Ballet, 2014)

tsiskaridze: Just a heads-up everyone: Svetlan…

tsiskaridze:

Just a heads-up everyone: Svetlana Zakharova has finally joined instagram! This account is linked to from Svetlana’s official website, which basically verifies it.

Just a reminder: @svetlanazakharovabt is NOT Svetlana’s account. 

Svetlana Zakharova as Marguerite in Lady of th…

Svetlana Zakharova as Marguerite in Lady of the Camellias (La Scala Ballet, 2017)

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Projec…

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Project Handel (La Scala Ballet, 2017)

Svetlana Zakharova as Mekhmene Banu in The Le…

Svetlana Zakharova as Mekhmene Banu in The Legend of Love (Bolshoi Ballet, 2014)

Ask Responses: Vaganova-PRIX

tsiskaridze:

I didn’t know Alexandra was competing Vaganova Prix!! Were she competed from 1st section?

Yes, she was on the list of competitors from the very beginning.


What was Tsiskaridze’s joke to/regarding the winner of the Grand Prix?

The Grand Prix award was a beautiful, hand-made silver statuette of Galina Ulanova. Ulanova was Nikolai’s teacher at the Bolshoi, and when Nikolai first saw the statuette, he announced that he wasn’t going to give it away to anyone. The joke was about him having to surrender the thing to Mikhail (the Grand Prix winner).


I couldn’t really see it under the tag, so I wanted to ask: 1. What is the incentive to compete in the Vaganova Prix? I remember you talking about possible scholarships when winning the Prix de Lausanne, is that the case with the Vaganova Prix as well? 2. Have any of the teachers (aside from) Tsiskaridze made comments on how well the students performed? Has he said anything of this years outcome as of yet? | Thank you so much for your time and energy, I love your work!

1. Like with any other major competition, Vaganova-PRIX offers amazing networking opportunities; that alone is worth its weight in gold. It is also a fairly established competition, with a very impressive list of past laureates (Svetlana Zakharova, Ekaterina Osmolkina, Olesia Novikova, Polina Semionova, Mikhail Lobuhin, Evgenia Obraztsova, Vladimir Shkliarov, Ekaterina Krysanova, Alina Somova, Anastasia Stashkevich, etc), so having this award on your resume definitely doesn’t hurt. And I imagine that an opportunity to perform on the Mariinsky stage is also pretty enticing for many students.

2. No teachers (including Tsiskaridze) have spoken about the students’ performance as far as I know, but the jury members have said some very nice words about the students and the Prix as a whole. 

Thank you!


How come none of the winners of the Vaganova Prix are amongst the three people listed as going to Lausanne? Did they decide not to compete in Lausanne (e.g. because Vaganova students will be in Japan)?

How come none of the winners of the Vaganova Prix are amongst the three people listed as going to Lausanne? Did they decide not to compete in Lausanne (e.g. because Vaganova students will be in Japan)?

Vaganova-PRIX competitors didn’t automatically go into the Prix de Lausanne selections pool; they had to participate in a separate audition (modern dance), which was part of Vaganova-PRIX. 16 people from 10 different countries auditioned (I don’t have the full list), and 5 were successful.


(Sofia Chusovkova from Novosibirsk is one of the sixteen students who auditioned. She was successful and will compete in the 2019 Prix de Lausanne).

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Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Lady o…

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Lady of the Camellias (La Scala Ballet, 2018)

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Projec…

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Project Handel (La Scala Ballet, 2017)

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Lady o…

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in Lady of the Camellias (La Scala Ballet, 2018)