Alina Somova (Rus Алина Сомова) as Odile-Odette, Danila Korsuntsev (Rus Данила Корсунцев) as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake PDD. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised by Konstantin Sergeyev. Set designer Igor Ivanov, costumes by Galina Solovyova. Shot on 4.11.2015 in Mariinsky Theatre New Scene.
Alina Somova (Rus Алина Сомова) is Principal with Mariinsky Ballet. She was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2003 (class of Professor Lyudmila Safronova). After graduating from the ballet school in 2003 at age 17, she then joined the Mariinsky Ballet under the Artistic Director Makhar Vaziev. During her first year in the company, she was given the unusual honor of dancing Odette/Odile in Swan Lake on May 13, 2003. She was one of the youngest dancers in the company history to attain this kind of recognition. Advancing quickly, Alina became a soloist in 2004.
Danila Korsuntsev (Rus. Данила Корсунцев) is leading danseur in Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg. He was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Danila graduated from the Uzbek School of Dance in 1992 (class of Kurkmas Sagatov). From 1992 – 1998 he was a soloist with the Moscow State Academic “Classical Ballet” Theatre directed by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliev. Danila joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 1998.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.