Nikiya variation – dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket and death. La Bayadere, music by Ludwig Minkus; choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani with dances by Konstantin Sergeyev and Nikolay Zubovsky. Conductor Boris Gruzin. Shot 12.2.2016, Mariinsky Theatre historical stage.

Please see all galleries from 12.2.2016 La Bayadere by Skorik-Kim-Matvienko

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Oksana Skorik in Nikiya variation, dance with flower basket

Please see all galleries from 12.2.2016 La Bayadere by Skorik-Kim-Matvienko

Oksana Skorik (Rus. Оксана Скорик) is currently Prima Ballerina with Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. She was born in Kharkov, Ukraine on April 20, 1989. It was decided by her mother that she was going to be a ballet dancer ever since she was born, and when Oksana became 5 years old, her mother took her to Kharkov choreographic school. At age of 12 Perm School of Dance talent seekers found her and invited to Perm. Oksana graduated from Perm School of Dance six years later in 2007 at the age of 18 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet as a coryphée the same year. She was promoted to first soloist in 2012, in Sept 2015 Skorik was promoted to principal ballerina of Mariinsky.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre and mr. Yury Fateev, special thanks to Anna Kasatkina and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.

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