Oleksandr Ryabko and Silvia Azzoni in the Echoes of Life, choreography by Thiago Bordin, music Maurice Ravel, piano Igor Zapravdin. Stand With Ukraine, Ballet For Peace fundraising gala, Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli, Italy, 4.4.2022.
Oleksandr Ryabko is a principal dancer with the Hamburg Ballet. Oleksandr was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He trained at the Kiev Ballet School under Vladimir Densisenko. After reaching the finals of the Prix de Lausanne, he continued his studies at the Hamburg Ballet School with Anatoli Nisnevich and Kevin Haigen. Mr. Riabko became a member of the Hamburg Ballet in 1996 and was promoted to soloist in 1999, and then to principal dancer in 2001.
Silvia Azzoni is an Italian ballet dancer, who studied at the Baletna Skola in Turin and Hamburg Ballet School, where her teachers were Dragica Zach, Marianne Kruuse, Ilse Wiedmann and Kevin Haigen. In 1993, she joined the Hamburg Ballet, becoming a soloist in 1996, and in 2001 a principal dancer.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of Teatro di San Carlo, special thanks to Giulia Romito