Alisa Sodoleva (Rus. Алиса Содолева) debut as Odette, Leonid Sarafanov (Rus. Леонид Сарафанов) as Prince Siegfried and Mikhail Venshchikov (Rus Михаил Венщиков) as Evil Genius in Swan Lake, choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Asaf Messerer, revised by Mikhail Messerer. Shot on 16.4.2915 in Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg.
Alisa Sodoleva (Rus. Алиса Содолева) is currently first soloist with Mikhailovsky Ballet. She was born in Minsk, Belarus. In 2010 Alisa graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and the same year joined the Mariinsky Ballet. In 2015, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet and performs principal and solo roles.
Leonid Sarafanov (Rus. Леонид Сарафанов) is principal with Mikhailovsky Ballet. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2000 Sarafanov graduated from the Kiev State School of Choreography and in 2002 joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company. He’s a guest principal with the Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Tokyo Ballet, The Vienna State Opera. He performs principal roles in classical and contemporary repertory. In 2006 he was awarded the International Benois de la Danse Prize. In January 2011 he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, special thanks to Mikhail Messerer, Valeria Derkach and Darina Timofeeva.