Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Ivan Zaytsev in Romeo and Juliet, music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by Nacho Duato. Benois de la Danse Gala, shot 21.5.2019, in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Elisa Carrillo Cabrera is Principal with Staatsballett Berlin. She was born in Texcoco, Mexico and studied in Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica (Mexico, 1990-1997), the she received scolarship from National English Ballet School London in UK (1999). In 1999 she was accepted to Stuttgarter Ballett, starting from 2004 as demi-soloist; from 2006 as soloist; from 2007 as demi-soloist at Staatsballett Berlin, 2009 she became Soloist and 2011 as First Soloist.
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
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.