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I’ve been wanting someone to do this!

San Francisco Ballet’s Maria Kochetkova in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Washington, October 2016. Photograph by Erik Tomasson.

Even with superior choreography and design elements, and the original music by Sergei Prokofiev, this Cinderella would not be a success without a cast of great dancers, and San Francisco Ballet’s dancers deserve heavy praise. Maria Kotchetkova makes a perfect Cinderella.

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Seda’s bars from yesterday. Still coming back from injury.

Here’s her beam. I read she competed FX too (double pike, 1.5+lay, crashed double tuck, double full), but there’s no video.

Maria Kochetkova and Johan Kobborg in MacMillan’s Manon, San Francisco Ballet, 2014 Opening Night Gala, January 2014. © Erik Tomasson.

Kochetkova partners with guest artist Kobborg, formerly with the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Ballet, in MacMillan’s bedroom pas de deux from the first act of Manon. The two are well-suited to each other and capture the necessary passion.

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Elizaveta Kochetkova has posted lots of conditioning clips on IG lately. At least one of them is trying.