Débuts in February

The last winter month has yielded a treasure trove of débuts at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Company. Our dancers have been making contributions to a variety of successful productions at the main venue of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.  For instance, on 21 February, Timofey Fedorenko made his first appearance as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, while Nikita Ryzhov had his début in the Spanish Dance, which is part of the same production. During another Nutcracker show, on 23 February, Aleksandr Polupanov performed in the Spanish Dance for the first time, and Irina Silantyeva and Maria Konovalova joined the Oriental Dance quartet, also as a début. Anna Skvortsova tried on the feathers of Odette and Odile for the first time in The Swan Lake on 24 February; Dmitry Sobolev and Aleksandra Korshunova made their début appearances too, in Pas de Trois and the Hungarian Dance solo respectively. On 26 February, Svetlana Svinko will appear as the protagonist and titular character of the Giselle ballet, while Denis Klimuk will accompany her as Count Albert; Aleksandra Korshunova will make her own début, as Myrtha, and Anastasia Milyachenko will perform her first Pas de Deux in Act 1. During the Don Quixote show on 27 February, the public will get to appreciate Nikita Ryzhov's first performance as the Bull-Fighter. The production will run again on 28 February, when we will welcome Victoria Bazhenova as Sancho's love interest. We are very proud of our dancers' success and hope that they will keep getting new major roles!