Valeria Zapasnikova (Rus. Валерия Запасникова) as Gamzatti and Ivan Zaytsev (Rus. Иван Зайцев) as Solor in La Bayadere, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vladimir Ponomaryov and Vakhtang Chabukiani. Shot on 13.02.1015 in the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Valeria Zapasnikova (Rus. Валерия Запасникова) is a soloist with Mikhailovsky Ballet. 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.
Ivan Zaytsev (rus. Иван Зайцев) is principal with Mikhailovsky Ballet. In 1997, he entered the Krasnodar Ballet School and while studying he underwent a traineeship at the Yury Grigorovich Ballet Theatre. In 2002, he graduated from the Krasnodar Ballet School and entered the St Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts (professor Boris Bregvadze). On graduating from the University in 2007, he joined the St Petersburg Leonid Jacobson Ballet Theatre. After participation in the XI Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2009, he was invited to join the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre. In 2010, he received a diploma of the Arabesque International Ballet Competition. In September 2011, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, special thanks to Nacho Duato and Valeria Derkach.