Anastasia Soboleva (Анастасия Соболева) as Gulnara and Alexey Malakhov as Seid Pasha in Le Corsaire, music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Pyotr Oldenburg. Choreography by Pyotr Gusev, based on Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, revised by Farukh Ruzimatov. Shot on 5.6.2014 at Mikhailovsky Theatre.
Anastasia Soboleva is currently first soloist with Mikhailovsky ballet. In 2001-2003, Nastya studied at the Kiev State Ballet School (classes of Zoya Dolgikh and Tatyana Tayakina). In 2010, she graduated from the Moscow State Ballet Academy (classes of Irina Syrova, Natalya Revitch, Marina Leonova). As a graduate, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company, where she has had Nina Semizorova and Ludmila Semenyaka as répétiteurs. For three years at the Bolshoi, she has danced the whole classical repertoire, participated in premières of new productions and performed leading roles. In 2013, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company as a ballet soloist.
Alexey Malakhov is second soloist with Mikhailovsky Ballet. He was born in Leningrad (noe St Petersburg), in 1995 he graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Acacdemy and the same year joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and mr Mikhail Messerer, special thanks Valeria Derkach.