Denis Matvienko (Rus. Денис Матвиенко) as Jay Gatsby and Alexander Sergeyev (Rus. Александр Сергеев) as Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby ballet, II act duet. Music by Konstantin Meladze and Jury Shepeta, choreography by Dwight Rhoden. Shot during 28.10.2014 World Premiere in Plaza Ukraine, Kiev.
Denis Matvienko (Rus. Денис Матвиенко) is principal of Mariinsky Theatre. He was born in 1979 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. From 1989 to 1997 he studied at Kiev State Choreographic School. At June 1997 became the principal ballet-dancer of National opera and ballet theatre of Ukraine. From March 2001 to March 2002 he worked at Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg) as the leading ballet dancer. At January 2003 Denis returned to Kiev state theatre of opera and ballet as principal dancer. From October 2007 to March 2009 Denis was a principal dancer of Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia. Starting from March 2009 – principal dancer of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Alexander Sergeyev (Rus. Александр Сергеев) is Soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. He was born in St Petersburg (called Leningrad back then). He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2004 (class of Professor Gennady Selyutsky). Alexander joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2004. Soloist since 2010.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of The Great Gatsby project, Alyona Matvieno, special thanks to Kateryna Lazoryshynets.