On 16 September, our theatre is officially returning from summer break. Our performers, including five new arrivals — the talented alumni of renowned ballet schools in Perm, Kyiv, and St. Petersburg — are already hard at work, rehearsing. Team Yacobson is ushering in its latest ballet season at the foremost venue in Russia's northern capital: on 25 September, the audience will see Giselle, a masterpiece of Romanticism in ballet; and on 27 September, the equally beloved Don Quixote. In October, we will embark on a high-profile tour of Karelia and Latvia, which is part of the Golden Mask, a prestigious theatre Festival. As we return to St. Petersburg, we will play The Nutcracker on the main stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. We wish our troupe a happy new season, along with astronomic creative growth and triumphant performances!