Don Quixote pas de deux by Elena Yevseyeva (also Elena Evseeva, Rus. Елена Евсеева) and Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов). Variation by Valeria Martynyuk (Rus. Валерия Мартынюк). Music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Alexander Gorsky (orig. choreo. Marius Petipa). Shot at closing Gala of the XVI International Ballet Festival on 10.4.2016 in Mariinsky Theatre, New stage.
Elena Yevseyeva (Rus. Елена Евсеева) is a first soloist with Mariinsky Ballet company. Lena was born in Izhevsk. In 2001 she graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Marina Vasilieva). From 2001 to 2008 she was a soloist with the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2008.
Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов) is currently second soloist with Mariinskt Theatre ballet company. He was born in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic). Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2012 (class of Gennady Selyutsky). Latypov oined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Ekaterina Ordovskaya.