Veronica Ignatyeva studied at Vaganova Ballet Academy (Академия Русского балета им.А.Я.Вагановой), worked at Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg Russia.
The Talisman (also Le Talisman or Il Talismano) – Fantastic ballet in 4 Acts-7 Scenes, with choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by Riccardo Drigo. Libretto by Konstantin Augustovich Tarnovsky and Marius Petipa.
February 6th 1889 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Principal Dancers – Elena Cornalba (as Niriti, daughter of the Queen of the Gods), Enrico Cecchetti (as Vayou, the Wind God), and Pavel Gerdt (as Noureddin). This ballet gave rise to The Talisman Pas de Deux, which is today danced by many ballet companies.
Photos by Jack Devant with kind permission of the IBBC, special thanks to Marina Seiko and Regina Kaupuza.