Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova (Кристина Кретова), Osiel Gouneo, Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova (Софья Иванова-Скобликова) and corps of the Yakobson Ballet Theatre in Grand pdd from Don Quixote. Choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and Riccardo Drigo. Shot at Gala Dance Open 2016 on 25.4.2016 in Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.

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Yakobson Ballet Theatre in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Osiel Gouneo Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote

Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova (Софья Иванова-Скобликова) Don Quixote

Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova (Софья Иванова-Скобликова)

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo Yakobson Ballet Theatre in Don Quixote

Kristina Kretova and Osiel Gouneo in the Grand pdd from Don Quixote Yakobson Ballet Theatre

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Kristina Kretova (Rus. Кристина Кретова) is the Leading Soloist with Bolshoi Theatre Ballet. She was born in Orel, Russia. In 2002 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (classes of Lyudmila Kolenchenko, Marina Leonova, Elena Bobrova) and joined the Kremlin Ballet Theater. In 2010 she took the position of a principal dancer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. In the season of 2011/2012 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Her teacher-repetiteur is Nina Semizorova (Rus. Нина Семизорова).

Osiel Gouneo is currently Principal Dancer with The Norwegian National Ballet and Guest Principal with English National Ballet. He was born 1990 in Matanzas, Cuba. Graduated from Cuban National Ballet School, Havana. Joined Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 2008 where he was appointed a Principal Dancer in 2011. Joined The Norwegian National Ballet, Joined English National Ballet as Principal Guest Artist for the 2015/16 season.

Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova (Rus. Софья Иванова-Скобликова) is currently the Second Soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. She was born in St Petersburg, graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2013 (class of Veronika Ivanova). Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2013.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.

 

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