Maria Kochetkova in Styx, music by Nils Frahm, choreography by David Dawson. Shot in the State Kremlin Palace (Moscow, Russia) on 15.10.2016, Kremlin Ballet Gala 2016.
Maria Kochetkova is currently Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet. She was born in Moscow. Maria trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School for eight years before dancing with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. She joined the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2007 and has performed as a guest artist with many Theatres.
David Dawson, (born 1972) is a British choreographer. Born in London, David Dawson began to dance at the age of 7 and received his early training at Rona Hart School of Dance and the Arts Educational School. He graduated from the Royal Ballet School, where he was trained in dance and choreography. In 1991 he received the Alicia Markova Award, won the Prix de Lausanne and was offered a contract by the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He was nominated as Best Newcomer of the Season by ‘Dance & Dancers’ magazine in 1992. In 1994, he joined the English National Ballet as a soloist. A year later moved to Amsterdam to perform in Dutch National Ballet. Subsequently, he joined Ballett Frankfurt. Dawson ended his dance career in 2002.
Nils Frahm (born 1982) is a German musician, composer and record producer based in Berlin. He is known for combining classical and electronic music and for an unconventional approach to the piano in which he mixes a grand piano, upright piano, Roland Juno-60, Rhodes piano, drum machine, and Moog Taurus.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the State Kremlin Palace, Kremlin Gala production company, special thanks ms. Alisa Aslanova.