The great Bolshoi ballerina, Maria Alexandrova, has suddenly, and surprisingly, announced via Instagram, that she is leaving the company she has always danced with: My dear beloved colleagues and spectators I want to say heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for this amazing story we shared together in Bolshoi. But this great part of my life is over. I took the decision to turn … [Read more...] about At 38, Maria Alexandrova leaves the Bolshoi Ballet
The Russian Culture Ministry has announced that a new advisory board will be formed to 'publicly and openly' give advice on the running of the country's top dance academies. It is a move which it insists is not related to the recent Vaganova scandal. The new Russian Coordination Council for Choreography and Education may include the likes of Ulyana Lopatkina and Maria … [Read more...] about New Russian ballet advisory board created to avoid further scandal?
Bolshoi prima ballerina Maria Alexandrova, who injured her Achilles tendon on 2 August during a performance of La Bayadère in London, may not be back on stage for a year. Alexandrova received emergency medical treatment in London before being flown back to Moscow.Svetlana Lunkina, in an interview with Izvestia, said that although healing is faster in women, it is an injury that … [Read more...] about Bolshoi star ballerina Alexandrova will be off the stage for a year