Stephanie Hankox and Ilya Shcherbakov in Der Nussknacker

Stephanie Hancox and Ilya Shcherbakov in Der Nussknacker
(The Nutcracker) dream class scene. Shot in Bayerische Staatsoper, Jan 2014.

Stephanie Hancox (First Soloist) was born in Australia and started her training at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney. In January 2001, Stephanie came to Munich to complete her training at Ballett-Akademie / Heinz-Bosl-Foundation. In September 2003 she became a member of the Bavarian State Ballet. She was promoted to Soloist rank in the season 2008/2009 and to First Soloist rank in the season 2014/2015. With the end of the season 2015/2016, Stephanie Hancox has left the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Ilya Shcherbakov was born in Irkutsk/Russia and was trained at the Vaganova Ballet School in St. Petersburg. From 2003 to 2007 he was engaged at the Boris Eifman Theatre and afterwards at the Universal Ballet Company Seoul, Korea. From the 2008/2009 season until the 2015/2016 season lya Shcherbakov was a Corps de ballet dancer with the Bayerisches Staatsballett. Since the 2016/2017 season he returned as a guest artist.

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