Débuts at the Alexandrinsky

In July and August, the Leonid Yacobson Theatre continued showing its classical repertoire on the famed Alexandrinsky stage. On 30 and 31 July, Murad Kerimov and Nikita Ryzhov had a first-time performance in The Swan Lake. And Polina Ustinova débuted in Pas de Trois during Act 3 of The Nutcracker on 1 and 7 August. On 9 August, The Swan Lake show saw first-time appearances by two of our principles: Sofia Matyushenskaya as Odette and Odile and Stepan Dyomin as Rothbart. On the same evening, Irina Silantyeva had her first experience with the Hungarian Dance solo and Ksenia Andreenko made a début as one of the Four Little Swans. We wish our dancers a happy début, and even more new roles in the future!