Olga Chelpanova and Konstantin Korotkov in Don Quixote act 1

Olga Chelpanova as Kitri and Konstantin Korotkov as Basilio. Don Quixote act 1. Music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa, new version Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Feco, costumes by Jelena Zajceva, set design by Andrei Voitenko, Slovak National Ballet (SND New Building) November 21st and 22nd 2019.

Olga Chelpanova (Rus. Ольга Челпанова) is a Prima Ballerina (equal to first soloist in SND) with Slovak National Ballet. She graduated from the Art School of the Republic of Komi, the Choreographic Institute of Art in Syktyvkar and the Moscow University GITIS. Started as the first soloist of the National Opera Ballet in Yoshkar-Ola. She has been with the SND Ballet since 2017, and since 2018 she has been the first soloist of the ballet. Olga is a multiple winner of the international Arabeska competition in Russia, in 2014, she won the main prize at an international competition in Korea.

Konstantin Korotkov (Rus Константин Коротков) is a First soloist with Slovak National Ballet (SND Ballet). He graduated from the Academy of Culturology and Art of IS Palant in Yoshkar-Ola (Republic of Maria) and the Moscow University of GITIS with a solo diploma. After the school, he was engaged as the first soloist in the National Opera Ballet in Yoshkar-Ola. Since 2017 he has been a soloist at the SND Ballet and since 2018 he has been the first soloist.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Slovak National Ballet, special thanks to Vasily Medvedev, Stanislav Feco and Peter Antalík.

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