The Nutcracker at Mikhailovsky Theatre. Spanish Dance Valeria Zapasnikova and Andrey Kasyanenko. Choreographer – Nacho Duato; Set and costumes – Jérôme Kaplan. Taken on 10.12.2013.
Valeria Zapasnikova is curretly second soloist at Mikhailovsky Theatre. She was born in 1990 in Perm, she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet academy in 2010 (class of T. Udalenkova) and the same year joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Andrey Kasyanenko as second soloist at Mikhailovsky Theatre. He is graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. In 2004-2008, he w as a principal dancer of the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre. In 2008, joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, special thanks to Nacho Duato, Valeria Rodionova and Darina Timofeyeva.