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!