Sabina Yapparova (Mikhailovsky Theatre) and Anton Korsakov (Mariinsky Theatre) in Music Box — music by Jean Sibelius, (arr. by Yann Tiersen), choreography by Anton Pimonov, Dance Open Savonlinna 2012.
Sabina Yapparova was born in 1983, she graduated from the Nureyev Ballet School in 2001 in Ufa. In 2001, she joined the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Konstantin Tachkin, in 2007, she joined the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
Anton Korsakov was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1998 (class of Konstantin Shatilov) and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year. Anton is honoured Artist of Russia (2010), prize-winner at international ballet competitions (Vaganova-Prix in St Petersburg, 1998, and Finland, 2001. A survey by critics for Dancer of Europe magazine listed him as “Dancer of the Year” in 2005.
Anton Pimonov is born in Volgograd, graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1999. Anton joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1999.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova, Julia Martina, Daria Donova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.