Maria Kochetkova ( guest soloist of the Norwegian National Ballet) in Degunino, music by Alexander Knaifel, choreography by Marcos Morau Dukowshka. Benois de la Danse Charity Gala, shot 22.5.2019, in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Maria Kochetkova (Rus. Мария Кочеткова; born 1984 in Moscow, Russia), is a Russian freelane ballet dancer who performed as a Principal Dancer with both the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Kochetkova trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, in the class of Sofia Golovkina for eight years before dancing with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. She danced with the San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer from 2007 and joined the American Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer in 2015. After appearing as a Guest Artist with American Ballet Theatre from 2013 to 2015, she was named a principal dancer at ABT in June 2015. She performed as a principal with both San Francisco Ballet and ABT beginning 2015.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.