Kristina Shapran in Paquita Grand Pas variation

Kristina Shapran (Rus. Кристина Шапран) 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.

Kristina Shapran in Paquita Grand Pas variation

Kristina Shapran in Paquita Grand Pas variation

Kristina Shapran in Paquita Grand Pas variation

Kristina Shapran (Rus. Кристина Шапран) is first soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. She was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). Kristina graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2011. From 2011–2014 she was a soloist with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. From January to June 2014 she was a principal dancer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. She joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2014.

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.

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