Maia Makhateli and Daniel Camargo (Dutch National Ballet) in pas de deux of Diana and Actaeon from Esmeralda, music Cesare Pugni, choreography by Agrippina Vaganova. Benois de la Danse 2018, World Ballet Stars and Nominees to the Prize concert, shot on 5.6.2018 in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Maia Makhateli (born in Tbilisi, Georgia) is a Principal the Dutch National Ballet. Maia is trained at the Choreographic Institute of Vakhtang Chabukiani in her hometown. At the age of sixteen she left to United States, where she trained at the San Valley Ballet School in Idaho. After that she danced four years at the Colorado Ballet. In 2006, she switched to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, but she found England ‘too cold and grey’ and auditioned for the Dutch National Ballet, where she started as a grand sujet in 2007. In 2009, she was promoted to soloist and a year later to principal.
Daniel Camargo is currently a Principal with HET Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam. The Brazilian dancer Daniel Camargo took his first ballet lessons in his homeland Brazil. He was discovered at the Youth America Grand Prix (2005), after which he went on to train at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. In 2009, Camargo joined Stuttgarter Ballett, where he was promoted to principal dancer in 2013. In 2015, Daniel Camargo made his debut with Dutch National Ballet as a guest artist in The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Since the 2016/2017 season, he has been a principal dancer with our company. Benois de la Danse nominee 2018.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.