Anastasia Matvienko and Denis Matvienko in Le Corsaire

Anastasia Matvienko (Анастасия Матвиенко) and Denis Matvienko (Денис Матвиенко) in Le Corsaire, music by Adolphe Adam, choreography by Michel Fokine. Ivan Vasiliev “10 Years on the Stage” Gala Concert. Shot in 16.1.2017 in the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.

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Anastasia Matvienko and Denis Matvienko in Le Corsaire 1

Anastasia Matvienko and Denis Matvienko in Le Corsaire 2

Anastasia Matvienko grand jete in Le Corsaire

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Anastasia Matvienko (Rus. Анастасия Матвиенко) is a first soloist at Mariinsky Ballet, St Petersburg. Anastasia was born at 1982 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. From 1996 to 2001 she studied at Kiev State Choreographic school. From 2001 to 2007 she was the first soloist of National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. From 2007 to 2009 Anastasia was a principal dancer of Opera and Ballet Mikhailovsky, St. Petersburg, Russia. March 2009 Anastasia became a first soloist of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Denis Matvienko (Rus. Денис Матвиенко) is currently Artistic Director of the Ballet at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, previously Principal of Mariinsky Theatre. He was born in 1979 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. From 1989 to 1997 he studied at Kiev State Choreographic School. At June 1997 became the principal ballet-dancer of National opera and ballet theatre of Ukraine. From March 2001 to March 2002 he worked at Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg) as the leading ballet dancer. At January 2003 Denis returned to Kiev state theatre of opera and ballet as principal dancer. From October 2007 to March 2009 Denis was a principal dancer of Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia. Starting from March 2009 – principal dancer of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Ivan Vasiliev, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva.

 

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