Débuts in The Nutcracker

The legendary winter phantasmagoria at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre was made all the more wonderful by a series of young dancers' débuts. On 31 December, Alexander Mikhirev made his first appearance as Drosselmeyer at the main Alexandrinsky venue. Several performers débuted in the Spanish Dance: Alexander Kondratenko on New Year's Eve, followed by Irina Chadova on 1 January and Anastasia Krasnoschekova on 2 January. And today, Valerie Gomez de Cádiz starred as Princess Masha for the very first time. We are sincerely delighted to congratulate our dancers on their first performance, and are rooting for their professional growth in the future!