Day in the life of a Ballerina stars, gorgeous Alexandra Kirshina soloist dancer in the Moscow Ballet Copany. Music: John Lewis Grant – Prelude Bach & Igor Khabarov

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Tatiana Melnik – leading soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre

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Natalia Makarova & Ulyana Lopatkina On 24 November 2010 to mark Natalia Makarova’s jubilee, there was a performance of Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre. The celebrated ballerina visited her native city with her husband in order not merely to take part in this historic event, but also to attend the rehearsal the day before […]

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Becoming a professional ballerina is a journey that begins at a young age and is extremely competitive. We meet young girls devoting their lives to the profession, as well as the women, who end up on the very top, performing on stage at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

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Meet Vadim Muntagirov was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, 21 years ago.  His parents were both professional dancers, so he and his sister naturally began lessons very early in life.  At the age of 9, he went away to Perm to begin taking his ballet seriously, eventually spending the last 3 years of his training at […]

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In 2009, the Youth America Grand Prix held a gala concert in tribute to Peter Pestov, a legendary teacher whose illustrious students are some of the world?s best dancers and accomplished artistic directors, including Vladimir Malakhov, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Yuri Possokhov, Sascha Radetsky, Gennadi Saveliev, Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky. Known to many as ?Peter the […]

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Interview with Sergei Vikharev Kirov dancer and now ballet producer Sergei Vikharev talk about the new production.

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