Maria Kochetkova (Мария Кочеткова) and Sebastian Kloborg in the Swimmer (Lolita), music by Tom Waits, Yuri Possokhov. Dance Open 2017 Gala, shot 24.4.2017 in the Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Maria Kochetkova is currently Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and San Francisco Ballet. She was born in Moscow. Maria trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School for eight years before dancing with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. She joined the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2007 and has performed as a guest artist with many Theatres.
Sebastian Kloborg was born in Copenhagen in 1986. At the age of 13 he started his studies at the Royal Danish Ballet School graduating in 2003 and joined the Royal Danish Ballet that same year. He danced in the full repertory of the company and took part in creations of world renowned choreographers.
In 2012 he joined Gauthier Dance//Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany, under the direction of Eric Gauthier where he ventured into more neoclassical and modern works. Besides his dancing career Sebastian Kloborg also co-directs the group Dancers of The Royal Danish Ballet and has organized the benefit gala ‘Dancing for UNICEF’ in 2011. He started choreographing in 2011.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Kristina Proku.