Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev in Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik (Rus. Татьяна Мельник) as ballerina Istomnia and Ivan Mikhalev (Rus. Иван Михалев) as Marcus Antonius from Cleopatra scene in Tatiana. Ballet by John Neumeier after Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, music by Lera Auerbach. A commission by The Hamburg Ballet, the Hamburg State Opera and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. Musical Director Felix Korobov. Shot on 5.11.2014, main rehearsal in Stanislavsky Theatre.

Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev Istomnia from Cleopatra Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev Istomnia from Cleopatra Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev Istomnia from Cleopatra Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev Istomnia from Cleopatra Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik and Ivan Mikhalev Istomnia from Cleopatra Tatiana

Tatiana Melnik is currently on the soloist position with Stanislavsky Ballet. She graduated from Perm State Academy of Choreography in 2006. Tatiana started her dancing career with Moscow Russian Ballet Theatre (2006 — 2013), joined Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre on 2013.

Ivan Mikhalev (Rus. Иван Михалев) is soloist with Stanislavsky Ballet. He graduated from Perm Ballet school 2008. He danced with Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre from 2008-2001. From 2010 he joined Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and from 2012 Stanislavsky Theatre.

Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, special thanks to Irina Gorbunova. 

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