Elena Vostrotina and Cohen Aitchison-Dugas in Nocturne

Elena Vostrotina and Cohen Aitchison-Dugas (Zurich Ballet) in Nocturne (World premiere), music by Frédéric Chopin, choreography by Christian Spuck. Benois de la Danse Charity Gala, shot 22.5.2019, in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.

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Elena Vostrotina is a Principal with Ballett Zürich. Elena was born in St Petersburg and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg. She began her career in 2003 at the Mariinsky Theatre and then in 2006 Elena joined the Semperoper Ballett Dresden where she became a Principal Dancer in 2011. Elena Vostrotina has been a principal dancer at the Ballett Zürich since the 2017/18 season.

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas is Canadian. He studied at the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and at Canada’s National Ballet School. In the 2015/16 season he danced in the Nutcracker with the Grands Ballets Canadiens. After two seasons with the Junior Ballet, he joined the Ballett Zürich this season.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.


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