Valeria Mukhanova as a Street Dancer and Ivan Mikhalev as Espada in Don Quixote act 1. Music by Ludwig Minkus, libretto by Alexey Chichinadze after Marius Petipa. New choreography by Alexey Chichinadze. Conductor Anton Grishanin. Shot on 3.12.2016 in Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre.
Valeria Mukhanova (Rus. Валерия Муханова) is curently leading soloist with Stanislavsky Ballet. Valeria graduated from the Natalia Nesterova Academy of Dance in 2006. In 2006 she joined the Stanislavsky Ballet Company.
Ivan Mikhalev (Rus. Иван Михалев) is a first soloist with Stanislavsky Ballet. In 2008 Ivan graduated from the Perm State Choreographic College (Yuri Sidorov’s class) and joined the ballet troupe of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2010 – 2012 he was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The first soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre ballet company since 2012.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, special thanks Irina Gorbunova.