Maria Yakovleva and Denys Cherevychko (both from the Wiener Staatsballett) in the Other Dances, choreography by Jerome Robbins, music Frédéric Chopin, Igor Zapravdin, piano. Stand With Ukraine, Ballet For Peace fundraising gala, Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli, Italy, 4.4.2022.
Maria Yakovleva is a Principal Dancer of the Wiener Staatsballett. Maria was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She graduated from Vaganova Academy in 2004. In 2004/2005 she was a member of the Mariinsky Theatre where she was entrusted with solo roles of the classical repertory. In 2005 she was engaged as Soloist by the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper in 2010 she was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett.
Denys Cherevychko is a first soloist of the Vienna State Ballet. Denys was born in Donetsk (Ukraine). He was educated at the Ballet Academy of Vadim Pisarev in his hometown and at the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation/Ballet Academy in Munich. In 2006 he joined the Ballett der Vienna State Opera und Volksoper, in 2008 he was promoted to demi-soloist, the year after to soloist and in 2012 to first soloist of the Vienna State Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of Teatro di San Carlo, special thanks to Giulia Romito