Ivan Vasiliev as Basilio and Angelina Vorontsova as Kitri 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.
Angelina Vorontsova is a principal with Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. She was born in Voronezh, in 2003-2008 she studied at the Voronezh State Ballet School in the class of M. Leonkina. In 2008, she entered the Moscow State Ballet Academy (N. Arkhipova’s class). In 2009, she graduated from the Moscow Ballet Academy and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. She rehearsed with Nikolay Tsiskaridze, who also was her first partner in the performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. She made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in the premiere of the ballet The Curse of the House of Usher choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev. In July 2013, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Ivan Vasiliev is a Principal with Mikhailovsky Ballet Company. He was born in Vladivostok, Russia. He studied at the Dnepropetrovsk Ballet School in Ukraine and later at the Belorussian State Choreographic College in Minsk, graduating in 2006 (class of Alexander Kolyadenko). Vasiliev danced Basil in Don Quixote and Ali in Le Corsaire with the Belorus National Ballet while still a student at the College. In 2006, he was invited to join Bolshoi Ballet as a soloist, making his debut with the company, at the age of 17, as Basil in Don Quixote. He was promoted to the rank of principal dancer in May 2010. In December 2011, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and mr Mikhail Messerer, special thanks Valeria Derkach.