Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by George Balanchine. Shot on 28.04.2014 at Dance Open 2014, 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.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography© with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.