Ekaterina Kondaurova (Rus. Екатерина Кондаурова) in Paquita Grand Pas variation, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, revival by Lidia Tiuntina, Pyotr Gusev and Georgy Konishchev. Shot on 19.3.2015, artistic evening of Victoria Tereshkina in Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Ekaterina Kondaurova, (Rus. Екатерина Кондаурова) was born 1982 in Moscow. She is currently one of the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet from Saint Petersburg. Principal with Mariinsky Ballet since 2012.
Party fact: After she failed to gain admission to the Bolshoi Ballet School, her mother was successful in having her accepted by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in Saint Petersburg. After graduating in 2001, she immediately joined the Mariinsky.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.