Ekaterina Borchenko as Queen of Dryads and Veronika Ignatyeva as Cupid in Don Quixote

Ekaterina Borchenko as Queen of Dryads, Leonid Kisil as Don Quixote and Veronika Ignatyeva as Cupid in Don Quixote. Music by Ludwig Minkus, libretto by Marius Petipa, choreography by Alexander Gorsky, based on Marius Petipa. Performed by Mikhailovsky Theatre, shot on 20.06.2014.

Ekaterina Borchenko Leonid Kisil and Veronika Ignatyeva Don Quixote


Ekaterina Borchenko 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.

Veronika Ignatyeva is dancer with Mikhailovsky ballet. Veronika has been graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

Leonid Kisil is member of corps de ballet with Mikhailovsky Theatre.

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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