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Maria Khoreva (Dancer)

Khoreva was born on 3 July 2000 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Before being accepted to the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Khoreva practised rhythmic gymnastics.

While at the Vaganova Academy, Khoreva was taught by celebrated professor Lyudmila Kovaleva, who is known for producing such talents as Diana Vishneva and Olga Smirnova. In her final year of study, Khoreva performed the following roles with the Academy both domestically and internationally:

  • Dance of the Hours: Night
  • Suite en Blanc: Flute, Adagio
  • Le Réveil de Flore: Flora, Aurora
  • The Fairy Doll: Fairy Doll
  • The Nutcracker: Masha

Khoreva joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2018 after graduating from the Vaganova Academy. In the summer before the start of her first season with the company, she debuted as Terpsichore in George Balanchine's Apollo alongside Mariinsky principal Xander Parish in the title role and fellow 2018 Vaganova graduates Daria Ionova and Anastasia Nyukina dancing Calliope and Polyhymnia respectively. The four have performed the ballet together in St. Petersburg, Spoleto, and New York City.

In the fall of 2018, Khoreva debuted in Le Corsaire as one of the trio of Odalisques, again alongside Ionova and Nyukina, and as one of the Prince's friends in the Swan Lake pas de trois. In October, she danced the title role in Paquita, a rarity for such a recent graduate, and at the end of the month was promoted from the corps de ballet to the first soloist, a rank just one step below principal dancer.

Her repertoire with the Mariinsky thus far includes:

  • The Nutcracker: Masha
  • Paquita: Paquita
  • Sleeping Beauty: Princess Aurora (Rose Adagio)
  • Apollo: Terpsichore
  • Don Quixote: Queen of the Dryads
  • Jewels: Diamonds
  • Le Corsaire: Medora, Trio of Odalisques
  • Swan Lake: Friends of the Prince

Khoreva is coached by former Mariinsky soloist Elvira Tarasova.

 

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Tchaikovsky's second and longest ballet failed to take off in the composer's lifetime but is now a w...Show more
Tchaikovsky's second and longest ballet failed to take off in the composer's lifetime but is now a worldwide favourite.Tchaikovsky's second ballet was premiered in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. It is his longest ballet, lasting nearly three hours without intervals.Despite being aware that his Swan Lake had met with little enthusiasm, Tchaikovsky enthusiastically accepted the commission to write a ballet based on Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois dormant via a version by the Brothers Grimm.Tchaikovsky's ballet focussed in on the two main conflicting forces of good - the Lilac Fairy - and evil - Carabosse. Each has their own theme, which runs through the entire work, providing a thread to the plot. Act III however takes a complete break from the two motifs and instead places focus on the individual characters at the various court dances.At the première, Tsar Alexander III summoned Tchaikovsky to the imperial box and made the simple remark 'Very nice,' which seemed to have irritated the composer, who was probably expecting more effusive appreciation.The ballet's premiere received more favourable accolades than Swan Lake from the press but Tchaikovsky sadly did not live long enough to witness his work become an instant success in theatres outside of Russia. Many of his best tunes were later turned into songs in the Walt Disney animated feature version, made in 1959. Full info
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Sergei Vikharev
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Paquita, without doubt, would have answered to the tastes of our age, with its penchant for all kind...Show more
Paquita, without doubt, would have answered to the tastes of our age, with its penchant for all kinds of melodrama. The heroine, a girl of aristocratic origin, whom bandits kidnapped as an infant, lives a nomad existence with a band of gypsies, traveling through the towns and villages of Spain. After undergoing various adventures, she is eventually reunited with her parents and acquires a suitor of noble birth. But Time has been harsh on Paquita: jettisoning both storyline and itspantomime development, it spared only the dance element in the ballet. Full info
Composer: Edouard Deldevez
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Composer: Riccardo Drigo
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George Balanchine's masterpiece Jewels reflects
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George Balanchine's masterpiece Jewels reflects influences of three major ballet schools: the French, the American and the Russian, showing the charm, grandeur and beauty of dance. Full info
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