Anna Tikhomirova (rus Анна Тихомирова) and Artem Ovcharenko (rus Артем Овчаренко) in La Sylphide, pdd. Music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold, choreography by August Bournonville. Shot on 2014.09.27, State Kremlin Palace, Kremlin Gala: The Ballet Stars of 21.th Century.
Anna Tikhomirova (rus Анна Тихомирова) is first soloist with Bolshoi Ballet. She was born in Moscow. In 2005 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (class of Natalya Arkhipova) and joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater. She rehearsed under the guidance of Marina Kondratieva. Now her teacher-repetiteur is Nadezhda Gracheva.
Artem Ovcharenko (rus Артем Овчаренко) is principal with Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow, Russia). Artem was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine). He began to study dance at Dnepropetrovsk Ballet School, then he entered the Moscow Choreographic Academy (class of Alexander Bondarenko). In 2007, after graduation he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company where he started to rehearse with Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Now his master-repetiteur is Nikolai Fadeyechev.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the State Kremlin Palace and ms. Anastasia Kulikova, special thanks Konstantin Yaroshevsky.