Sabina Yapparova and Ivan Vasiliev in Amadeus

Sabina Yapparova (Сабина Яппарова) and Ivan Vasiliev (Иван Васильев) in Amadeus, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, choreo by Ivan Vasiliev. Ivan Vasiliev “10 Years on the Stage” Gala Concert. Shot in 16.1.2017 in the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.

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Sabina Yapparova and Ivan Vasiliev in Amadeus

Sabina Yapparova (Сабина Яппарова) is a first soloist with the Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet company. In 2001, she graduated from the Rudolf Nureyev Bashkir Ballet College in Ufa and joined the St Petersburg Tachkin Ballet Theatre. In 2007, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Theatre.

Ivan Vasiliev (Иван Васильев) is a Principal with with the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company. He was born in Vladivostok, Russia. He studied at the Dnepropetrovsk Ballet School in Ukraine and later at the Belorussian State Choreographic College in Minsk, graduating in 2006 (class of Alexander Kolyadenko). Vasiliev danced Basil in Don Quixote and Ali in Le Corsaire with the Belorus National Ballet while still a student at the College. In 2006, he was invited to join Bolshoi Ballet as a soloist, making his debut with the company, at the age of 17, as Basil in Don Quixote. He was promoted to the rank of principal dancer in May 2010. In December 2011, he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Ivan Vasiliev, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva.

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