Nadezhda Batoeva (Rus. Надежда Батоева) and Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов) from Mariinsky Theatre. Shot 6.8.2015 in Mosfilm Studios, Moscow. Big Ballet 2016 TV Show (Rus. Большой балет), where 14 dancers from 6 biggest musical theatres in Russia took part in the competition.
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Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов) is currently second soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. Ernest was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2012 (class of Gennady Selyutsky) and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.
Nadezhda Batoeva (Rus. Надежда Батоева) is a second soloist with Mariinsky Theatre ballet company. She was born in Neryungri, East-Siberia of Russia. She graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2009 (class of Professor Lyudmila Safronova) and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.
Wayne McGregor CBE (born 1970) is a British choreographer of contemporary modern dance. He is the Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor formerly Wayne McGregor Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and the Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, appointed 2006; He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and holds an honorary doctor of science degree from Plymouth University. He was the government’s first Youth Dance Champion, appointed 2008. In 2004 McGregor was a Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. His work continues to explore the relationship between movement and brain science.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Kanal K, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva, who made it possible to shoot there.