Iana Salenko and Dinu Tamazlacaru in Don Quixote PDD, choreography Marius Petipa, music by Ludwig Minkus and Riccardo Drigo. Taken on 20.1.2014, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Malakhov and Friends Gala.
Iana Salenko is Principal Dancer with Staatsballett Berlin. She was born in 1983 in Kiev. From 1995 Iana attended the Pisarev Ballet School in Donezk an graduated in 2000 as a professional dancer. She danced from 2000-2002 at the Donezk Opera House as a soloist and then as a principal dancer at the National Opera in Kiev. In 2005 joined the Berlin State Ballet where she is now first soloist.
Dinu Tamazlacaru is Principal at Staatsballett Berlin. He was accepted to Chisinau Opera Theatre ballet school (class of Alexander Iwanow). From 2000 to 2002 at Wiener Konservatoriums (class Maxim Abzalow). From 2002 to 2006 is soloist at Berlin State Opera.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Staatsballett Berlin and Vladimir Malakhov. Special thanks to Eva Czaja.