Alena Shkatula and Denis Klimuk in Giselle second act. Ballet by Adolphe Adam, choreography by Mary Skeaping, after the original choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot in Marius Petipa’s redaction. Staged by Marilyn Vella-Gatt. Shot in Estonian National Opera during the dress rehearsal on 5.4.2017.
Alena Shkatula is prima ballerina with Estonian National Ballet. She graduated from Minsk Ballet School in 2003. In 2001–2003 she danced in the ballet troupe of Belarus Opera, as demi-soloist. She became a soloist in 2003. Since 2008 she is the soloist of the Estonian National Ballet.
Denis Klimuk is a premiere with Estonian National Ballet. He was born in Belarus. Denis was soloist of the ballet of the National Academic Big Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, later joined Boris Eifman Ballet. Since 2014 with Estonian National Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Estonian National Ballet, special thanks to Thomas Edur.