Anastasia Stashkevich (Rus Анастасия Сташкевич) and Vyacheslav Lopatin (Rus Вячеслав Лопатин) in The Nutcracker (Lo Schiaccianoci), music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Lev Ivanov, after Marius Petipa. Les Etoiles Gala, shot on 10.1.2015 in Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, Italy.
Anastasia Stashkevich (Rus Анастасия Сташкевич) is currenly at the position of Leading Soloist at Bolshoi Theatre. She graduated in 2003 from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (class of Tatyana Galtseva) and joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater. Now her teacher-repetiteur is Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.
Vyacheslav Lopatin (Rus Вячеслав Лопатин) is currently Leading Soloist with Bolshoi Theatre Ballet. He was born in Voronezh. He graduated from the Voronezh state college of choreography. After graduation he took a study course at the Moscow state Academy of choreography. Having finished the course he joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 2003. At the present time his master-repetiteur is Boris Akimov. He has position of Leading Soloist in Bolshoi Ballet at the present time.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Daniele Cipriani Entertainment and Auditorium Conciliazione, special thanks to Mrs. Simonetta Allder and Mr. Daniele Cipriani.