Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko (rus Екатерина Борченко) as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle. Music by Adolphe Adam. Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. Shot in Mikhailovsky Theatre, 13.09.2014.

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle

Ekaterina Borchenko (rus Екатерина Борченко) is the Principal with Mikhailovsky ballet. She was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1982. Ekaterina graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. In 2000-2003, was principal dancer of the Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre and during 2003-2007 principal dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belorussia, Minsk. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in 2008.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and mr Mikhail Messerer, special thanks Valeria Derkach.

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