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Ballet Beautiful

Yekaterina Kondaurova as Odette, and Timur Askerov as Prince Siegfried, in Swan Lake  Mariinsky Ballet, 2018 Source: gramilano.com Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in The Sleeping Beauty Bolshoi Ballet Daria Pavlenko as Giselle in Giselle  Mariinsky Ballet (Source: mariinsky.ru) Katja Khaniukova and Fernando Bufala rehearsing Adagio Hammerklavier English National Ballet Yekaterina Krysanova as Giselle, and Denis […]

Ballet Beautiful

Maria Abashova (Eifman Ballet) Ekaterina Borchenko (Mikhailovsky Ballet) in “Giselle”   Photo: Novkovik via:goodgolly-missmolly88  Alexandra Timofeeva (The Kremlin Ballet)    Photo © Alisa Aslanova for La Personne Magazine Alina Somova (Mariinsky Ballet)   Photo © Natasha Razina Uliana Lopatkina and Igor Zelensky in Diamonds Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell in “Manon”    Maia Malhateli (Het […]

Ballet Beautiful

Yaroslavna Kuprina (Vaganova Ballet Academy) Photo © Ira Yakovleva Kristina Shapran in rehearsal for Ave Maya Gala, March 2016, London  Photo © Foteini Christofilopoulou Daria Pavlenko (2nd from right) and Svetlana Zakharova (2nd from left) during their 1996 Graduation Exam at Vaganova. Alina Somova (Mariinsky Ballet) Photo © Natasha Razina An Artistic Evening with Viktoria […]

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Colin Campbell Cooper   New York Public Library La La Land * “You’ve got to work on something dangerous.  You have to work on something that makes you uncertain.  Something that makes you doubt yourself.  You shouldn’t feel safe.  You should feel, ‘I don’t know if I can write this.’  That’s what I mean by dangerous, […]

Ballet Beautiful

Olga Smirnova in ‘Ballade’ at the Kremlin Gala 2015 Photo © Octavia Kolt. *   “Ballet is important and significant – yes.    But first of all it is a pleasure.”   – George Balanchine *     VAGANOVA BALLET ACADEMY DUET EXAM. APRIL 2016   Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in ‘Ballade’ at the Kremlin Gala […]

Ballet Beautiful

My Random Acts short film on Sarah Lamb of the Royal Ballet  (filmed 2013 at the Royal Opera House. Rob Clark on piano) Ulyana Lopatkina in Swan Lake Maria Kovechka San Francisco Ballet Iana Salenko Photo: Bettina Stoess My Random Acts short film on Sarah Lamb of the Royal Ballet  (filmed 2013 at the Royal […]

Ballet Beautiful

“Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.”   -Alexander Pushkin     Oksana Skorik in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Mariinsky Ballet) Serenade (The Washington Ballet, 2018) Svetlana Zakharova as Giselle Swan Lake, Bolshoi Ballet, 2014 Natalia Osipova in Class Concert “Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult. It never becomes easy; it becomes […]

Ballet Beautiful

LISA BREUKER FOR DESIGNED BY ALICE Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LES PETITS RATS DE L’OPÉRA Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LISA BREUKER FOR DESIGNED BY ALICE KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET SHOT BY YOON6PHOTO Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LA BAYADERE PHOTOS BY EKATERINA LYZHINA THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS; SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA Denis and Anastasia Matvienko BOLSHOI ACADEMY STUDENT STANISLAVA POSTNOVA. FROM […]