Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov in Winter Dreams duet. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Dance Open 2015 Gala Concert, shot on 27.4.2015 in Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg.
Sarah Lamb is currently principal with The Royal Ballet. She was born 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She began training with Madame Tatiana Legat, at the Boston Ballet School aged 13. She was awarded a Gold Medal in 1998 by U.S. President Bill Clinton after being named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. With Legat’s coaching she won three silver medals in 1999 at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan, the Sixth NY IBC in 2000, and the USA IBC in 2002. She joined Boston Ballet in 1998, was promoted to soloist in 2001 and principal in 2003. She joined The Royal Ballet in August 2004 as a first soloist and was promoted to principal in 2006.
Vadim Muntagirov is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. Vadim was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. He trained at Perm Ballet School and the Royal Ballet Schooland, joined The Royal Ballet Company from English National Ballet as a Principal in 2014.
Winter Dreams is a one-act ballet created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1991 for the Royal Ballet, London. The music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with some traditional Russian music. The story is based on the play Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. The first performance was on 7 February 1991, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Dance Open and Alexandrinsky Theatre, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.