Maria Vinogradova (Rus. Мария Виноградова) and Ivan Vasiliev (Rus. Иван Васильев) in Scheherazade, music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, choreography by Mikhail Fokine. Kremlin Gala 2015, Ballet Stars of 21st Century. Shot on 26.9.2015 in The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow.
Maria Vinogradova (Rus. Мария Виноградова) is currently Leading Soloist with Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. She was born in Moscow, graduated 2006 from Moscow State Academy of Choreography (pedagogue Natalya Revich). Same year she was included to the troupe of Bolshoi Theatre, repetitor Tatiana Golikova.
Ivan Vasiliev (Rus. Иван Васильев) is a Principal with with the American Ballet Theatre and 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 State Kremlin Palace, special thanks ms. Anastasia Kulikova.