Anna Kuligina and Ivan Zaytsev in peasant pdd, Giselle

Anna Kuligina (rus. Анна Кулигина) and Ivan Zaytsev (rus. Иван Зайцев) as peasants in Giselle. Music by Adolphe Adam. Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. Shot in Mikhailovsky Theatre, 13.09.2014.

Anna Kuligina and Ivan Zaytsev as peasants in Giselle

Anna Kuligina and Ivan Zaytsev as peasants in Giselle

Anna Kuligina (rus. Анна Кулигина) is coryphèe with Mikhailovsky Ballet. In 2004, Anna graduated from the Perm Ballet School. In 2008, joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet.

Ivan Zaytsev (rus. Иван Зайцев)  is principal with Mikhailovsky Ballet. In 1997, he entered the Krasnodar Ballet School and while studying he underwent a traineeship at the Yury Grigorovich Ballet Theatre. In 2002, he graduated from the Krasnodar Ballet School and entered the St Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts (professor Boris Bregvadze). On graduating from the University in 2007, he joined the St Petersburg Leonid Jacobson Ballet Theatre. After participation in the XI Moscow International Ballet Competition in 2009, he was invited to join the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre. In 2010, he received a diploma of the Arabesque International Ballet Competition. In September 2011, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and mr Mikhail Messerer, special thanks Valeria Derkach.

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