Nina Kaptsova (Нина Капцова) and Denis Rodkin (Денис Родькин) in Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux Camélias), music by Frédéric Chopin, choreography by John Neumeier. Benois de la Danse 2017, Defile of the Stars and New Laureates, shot in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow on 30.5.2017.
Nina Kaptsova (Rus. Нина Капцова) is Prima Ballerina with the Bolshoi Theatre. She was born in 1978 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She studied at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Academy), in the class of Sophia Golovkina. Upon graduating in 1996 she joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. For a long time her coach at the Bolshoi was Marina Kondratieva. Now she rehearses under Nina Semizorova.
Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) as a Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre. Born in Moscow. In 2009, after graduation from Moscow State Academic Dance Theatre Gzhel he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company where he started to rehearse with Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Now his master-repetiteur is Yuri Vladimirov. In 2013, graduated from Bolshoi Ballet Academy (The Faculty of Education).
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory and Regina Nikiforova.