Alena Kovaleva (also Alyona Kovalyova, Rus Алена Ковалева) and Jacopo Tissi in Tribute to Marius Petipa, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Vasily Medvedev, World Premiere. Kremlin Gala 2018, shot in State Kremlin Palace on 7.10.2018.
Alena Kovaleva (also Alyona Kovalyova, Rus Алена Ковалева) is currently a First Soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre ballet. She worn in Saint Petersburg. In 2016, she completed her training at Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (teacher Yulia Kasenkova) with distinction and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Her coach at the Bolshoi is Olga Chenchikova.
Jacopo Tissi is a Leading Soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre ballet. Born in 1995 in Landriano (Province of Pavia, Italy). In 2014, he graduated from the Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala Academy (the main teachers Maurizio Vanadia and Leonid Nikonov). During the season 2014/15 he danced with the Vienna State Ballet under the direction of Manuel Legris, in the season 2015/16 he joined La Scala Ballet Company under the direction of Makhar Vaziev, having as repetiteurs Vladimir Derevianko and Olga Chenchikova.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the State Kremlin Palace, Kremlin Gala production company, special thanks to Katarina Bornovitskaya