Elisa Badenes and David Moore (Stuttgart State Ballet) in Salomé, music by Vladimir Martynov, choreography by Demis Volpi. Benois de la Danse 2017, Defile of the Stars and New Laureates, shot in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow on 30.5.2017.
Elisa Badenes is a Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet. Elisa was born in Valencia, Spain. From 2002 until 2007 she attended the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Valenzia. At the Prix de Lausanne in 2008 she won a scholarship for the Royal Ballet School where she graduated one year later. One year later she took part at the Youth American Grand Prix. There she won the Gold medal in the category „Senior Women“ and an award as the best European dancer. In 2011 she participated at the competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada and won the Audience Choice with her partner Daniel Camargo. They where performing the Pas de deux from the third Act of Don Quixote (Marius Petipa) as well as the Pas de deux Little Monsters which Demis Volpi created for them especially on this occasion. In the season 2014/15 she won the „German Dance Prize Future“. In the 2009/10 season Elisa Badenes joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice, in 2010/11 she has been taken into the Corps de ballet. One season later she became Demi-Soloist. In 2012/13 she was promoted to Soloist, again one season later to Principal Dancer.
David Moore is Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet. He was born in Ipswich, England. He started dancing at the Angela Rowe School of Dance in his hometown in 1998. Two years later, he continued his education at The Royal Ballet School in London and graduated successfully in 2007. At the beginning of the season 2007/08 David Moore became a dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In the season 2010/11 he was promoted to Demi Soloist, in 2013/14 to Soloist. In the season 2014/15 he became Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet. For the Noverre-Society’s “Young Choreographers” David Moore created already three own choreographies.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory and Regina Nikiforova.