moscow choreographic

Happy Birthday!!! Natalia Osipova!!!

Natalia Osipova was born 18 May 1986 in Moscow. She started going into ballet since she was 5. At the age of 8 she entered the Mikhail Lavrovsky Ballet School. In 1995-2004, she studied at the Moscow Choreographic Academy with Marina Kotova and Marina Leonova. At the age of 18 she joined the corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2006, she became a soloist, a leading soloist in 2008, a principal dancer in 2010. In December 2011, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company. Since 2012, the prima ballerina of the American ballet theatre, 2013 — Prima Ballerina of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.

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Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin rehearse Swan Lake.

his English ugh <3

Svetlana Lunkina was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy. Upon her graduation in 1997, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet. During her first year at the Bolshoi, at the age of 18, Ms. Lunkina danced the title role in Giselle, becoming the youngest Giselle in the history of the Bolshoi Theater. In 2005, Ms. Lunkina was promoted to Principal Dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet and in 2013, joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Principal Guest Artist. 

Svetlana will be dancing the role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake March 8, 13 and 16 with Principal Guest Artist Evan McKie as Siegfried.