Oksana Bondareva (Rus. Оксана Бондарева) and Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов) in Don Quixote PDD. Music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa. Gala concert “Душа танца” Dusha Tantsa (Soul of Dance). Shot on 5.4.2015 in Stanislavsky Theatre.
Oksana Bondareva (Rus. Оксана Бондарева) is currently soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. She was born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine). In 2002 she graduated from the School of Dance of the Dnepropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, joining the company the same year. In 2005 she graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Theatre and Arts College, having specialised in choreography. From 2005-2009 she was a soloist with the Russian National Radchenko Ballet (Moscow). From 2008-2009 she trained at the Moscow State Academy of Dance. From 2009-2014 she was a soloist with the Mikhailovsky Theatre where she performed lead roles in ballets from the classical repertoire. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2014.
Ernest Latypov (Rus. Эрнест Латыпов) is currently member of the corps with Mariinsky Ballet. Ernest was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2012 (class of Gennady Selyutsky) and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, personal thanks to Irina Gorbunova.