The Sleeping Beauty, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Nacho Duato, lighting Brad Fields, costumes and stage Angelina Atlagić. Shot on 24.6.2014 in Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Ekaterina Borchenko (rus Екатерина Борченко) is the Principal with Mikhailovsky ballet. She was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1982. Ekaterina graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. In 2000-2003, was principal dancer of the Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre and during 2003-2007 principal dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belorussia, Minsk. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in 2008.
Juan Ignacio Duato Bárcia, also known as Nacho Duato (born in Valencia, 1957) is a Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer. After a long and successful career, he was selected by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Education as the artistic director of the National Spanish Dance Company (Compañía Nacional de Danza de España) in June 1990. In July 2010 Nacho Duato was appointed the artistic director of the ballet at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, effective from January 2011.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, special thanks to Nacho Duato and Valeria Derkach.