Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Paquita Grand Pas, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, revival by Lidia Tiuntina, Pyotr Gusev and Georgy Konishchev. Shot on 19.3.2015, artistic evening of Victoria Tereshkina in Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Viktoria Tereshkina (Russian: Виктория Терёшкина) is principal ballerina with Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company in St Petersburg, Russia. She has born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Viktoria graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2001, class of Marina Vasilieva. Same year she joined the Mariinsky Ballet.
Vladimir Shklyarov (Russian: Владимир Шкляров, born 9 February 1985, in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet. He studied at the Vagonova Academy of Russian Ballet and graduated in 2003, class of Vitaly Afanaskov, and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year. He was promoted to principal in 2011. Shklyarov is married to fellow Mariinsky ballerina, Maria Shirinkina.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.