Silvia Azzoni and Alexandre Riabko in Desire. Music by Alexander Scriabin, choreography by John Neumeier. Stars of Benois de la Danse 2015 – Laureates of Different Years, shot on 27.5.2015 in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Silvia Azzoni is the Principal with Hamburg Ballet. She was born 1973 in Turin, Italy. She studied at the Baletna Skola in Turin and Hamburg Ballet School, where her teachers were Dragica Zach, Marianne Kruuse, Ilse Wiedmann and Kevin Haigen. In 1993 she joined the Hamburg Ballet, in 1996 she became a soloist and in 2001 a principal dancer. Her husband is Alexandre Riabko, a ballet dancer.
Alexandre Riabko is first soloist with Hamburger Ballet. He was boorn in Ukraine on 1978. Oleksandr studied in Kiev Ballet School and Ballet Schoool at Hamburg Ballet. In 1996 he joined Hamburg Ballet, becaim soloist on 1999 and first soloist on 2001.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory, Regina Nikiforova and Denis Savchenko.