Scarf pas de deux and finale from La Bayadere by Oksana Skorik and Kimin Kim

Scarf pas de deux from La Bayadere by Oksana Skorik as Nikiya (Rus. Оксана Скорик) and Kimin Kim as Solor. 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

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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 Kharkiv, 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 Kharkiv 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.

Kimin Kim is a Principal with the Mariinsky Ballet. He was born in Seoul. Graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik). For half a year he was a trainee with the Mariinsky Ballet. At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov). Since July 2012 he has been a First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet.

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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