Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova (Rus Алла Бочарова) as Kitri and Andrey Sorokin (Rus Андрей Сорокин) as Basilio in Don Quixote, music by Ludwig Minkus, new version by Johan Kobborg. Yacobson Ballet. Shot on 14.12.2017 in the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre, St Petersburg.

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Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

Alla Bocharova and Andrey Sorokin in Don Quixote PDD

See all photo galleries: 14.12.2017 Don Quixote, Yacobson Ballet

Johan Kobborg (born 1972) is a Danish ballet dancer, choreographer, director and visual artist. He is most noted as a ballet dancer, having been a principal dancer with both the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Ballet in London, as well as making guest appearances with other ballet companies. Following his departure from the Royal Ballet in 2013, he became the director of the Romanian National Ballet Company until 2016. Johan Kobborg was born in Odense, Denmark into an artistic family; his mother is a former showgirl and actress and his brother is an actor. From a young age, he trained as a tenor, but left singing to take up dancing. Kobborg began his professional training at the late age of 16, attending the Royal Danish Ballet School, where he was tutored in the Bournonville method of classical dance. He graduated in 1991. After his graduation, Kobborg joined the Royal Danish Ballet and was promoted to the rank of principal dancer in 1994. He joined the Royal Ballet in 1999, and has danced most of the leading parts in the repertory. One of the highlights of his career is his partnership with Romanian ballerina, Alina Cojocaru. The partnership began in 2001 after the two danced in Romeo and Juliet together. In June 2013, he announced that he and Cojocaru would leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season. Their last performance in London was in Mayerling on 5 June, his 41st birthday. Following his departure from the Royal Ballet, in December 2013, Kobborg became the Artistic Director of the Romanian Nation Ballet Company in Bucharest, for which he was given a four-year contract. Cojocaru also joined the company as a principal dancer. However, in 2016, a management scandal ensued, which resulted in both Kobborg and Cojocaru resigning from the company.

Alla Bocharova (Rus Алла Бочарова) is a Prima Ballerina with the Yacobson Ballet. She was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). In 2006 she graduated from the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy, where she studied under L. Kovaleva. From 2006 to 2012, performed at Konstantin Tachkin’s St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre. From 2012 to present day, has been starring as a soloist at the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.

Andrey Sorokin (Rus Андрей Сорокин) is a Principal with Yacobson Ballet. He was born in Kharkiv. In 2009, graduated from the Perm State Choreographic College, where he studied under Vladimir Nikolaevich Tolstukhin. From 2009 to 2010, performed at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet State Theatre. From 2010 to 2012, starred as a soloist at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet State Theatre. From 2012 to 2015, starred as a leading stage master (highest actor qualification in Russia) at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet State Theatre. From 2016 to present day, has been starring as a Principal at the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre. In 2013, was nominated for the Golden Mask Russian National Theatre Award in the Best Male Role in Ballet category for his appearance in Amore Buffo. In 2015, was cast as Dmitry Antsiferov (Mitya) in Valery Todorovsky’s film Bolshoi.

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Yacobson Ballet, Lidia Zernova and  Oksana Tokranova special thanks to Johan Kobborg.

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