Seyd Pasha was looking for fresh beauties for his harem. He is attracted by Gulnara and bought her from Lankendem.
Valeria Martynyuk (Rus. Валерия Мартынюк) as Gulnare and Alexei Popov as Slave Trader Lankendem in Le Corsaire. Music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pyotr Oldenburgsky. Original choreography by Marius Petipa, new choreography by Pyotr Gusev. Shot in Mariinsky II on 2.7.2015.
Valeria Martynyuk (Rus. Валерия Мартынюк) is currently Soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. Valeria was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg) and graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2004 (class of Tatiana Terekhova). In 2003 as a student at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet she made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as Amour in the ballet Don Quixote. Martynyuk joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2004.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre and mr. Yury Fateev, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova.