Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet. Music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. Shot on 2014.09.27; Kremlin Gala: The Ballet Stars of 21.th Century.

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert and Josua Hoffalt in Romeo and Juliet

Dorothèe Gilbert is french ballerina, Etoile with Paris Opera Ballet. She was born 1983 and trained 1990-1995 Toulouse National Conservatoire; 1995-2000 Paris Opéra Ballet School. In 2000 she joins the Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera; 2002 Promoted to Coryphée; 2004 Promoted to Sujet; 2005 Promoted to Première Danseuse; 2007 Nominated Etoile after a performance of Nutcracker (Nureyev) on 19 November.

Josua Hoffalt is a Danseur Étoile (principal dancer) of the Paris Opera Ballet. He was born in Pertuis on 1984. He was promoted to Danseur Étoile on March 7, 2012, after dancing la Bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev with Aurélie Dupont at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, France.

Romeo and Juliet (Russian: Ромео и Джульетта), Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work. In 1977, Rudolf Nureyev created a new version of Romeo and Juliet for the London Festival Ballet, today’s English National Ballet. He performed the lead role of Romeo, with British ballerina Patricia Ruanne creating the role of Juliet.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the State Kremlin Palace and ms. Anastasia Kulikova, special thanks Konstantin Yaroshevsky.

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