Katja Khaniukova as Jeanne and Julian MacKay as Philippe in Flames of Paris, music Boris Asafiev, choreography Vasily Vainonen. Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019 in the Coliseum Theatre, London, 31.3.2019.
Katja Khaniukova was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Trained at Kiev State Choreographic Institute. Joined National Opera of Ukraine and became principal Dancer. Joined English National Ballet as Junior Soloist 2014, Soloist 2017.
Julian MacKay is currently a First Soloist with the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Julian was born in Montana, USA, he trained at the Moscow State Ballet Academy for 6 years. In 2015, he graduated top of his class earning a full Russian diploma. In his graduating year, he performed Siegfried in the full-length Swan Lake with Russian State Ballet on tour in Germany. He won the Prix de Lausanne 2015 and became a Royal Ballet apprentice (2015–2016). In 2016, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Ensemble Productions, special thanks to Olga Balakleets and Kristina Buravcova.