Anastasia Matvienko (Rus Анастасия Матвиенко) in Paquita Grand Pas variation, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, revival by Lidia Tiuntina, Pyotr Gusev and Georgy Konishchev. Shot on 19.3.2015, artistic evening of Victoria Tereshkina in Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.
Anastasia Matvienko is a soloist at Mariinsky Ballet, St Petersburg. Nastya was born at 1982 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. From 1996 to 2001 Anastasia studied at Kiev State Choreographic school. From 2001 to 2007 she was the first soloist of National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. From 2007 to 2009 Anastasia was a principal dancer of Opera and Ballet Mikhailovsky, St. Petersburg, Russia. March 2009 Anastasia became a first soloist of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.