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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.

 

Events with Maria Khoreva (Dancer)

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December
Wednesday
Classical ballet
Ballet Raymonda, a masterpiece by the world-famous choreographer Marius Petipa and the Russian compo...Show more
Ballet Raymonda, a masterpiece by the world-famous choreographer Marius Petipa and the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov is a kind of graceful medieval romance. It’s interesting to notice that the ballet is a rare example of the productions set to the libretto written by a woman. The scenario was created by Princess Lidia Pashkova, an extraordinary lady who managed to be a member of the French Geographic Society and a correspondent of Le Figaro in Paris, the author of several novels and an ardent traveler who visited Egypt, Palestine and Syria. Thus her Eastern impressions were realized in the ballet. Raymonda was Marius Petipa’s last grand ballet: each act is full of variations displaying the essence of ballet techniques, and the second act is characterized by powerful dance scenes filled with exotic charm. The highlight of the ballet is the final act’s grand pas which skillfully combines classical and character dance. It is really an ideal ballet showing off the dancers in their glory. Full info
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8
January
Wednesday
2020
Classical ballet
Le Corsaire ballet, Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies ...Show more
Le Corsaire ballet, Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, was first performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. This is a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era. Full info
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Composer: Cesare Pugni
Composer: Leo Delibes
Composer: Riccardo Drigo
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January
Wednesday
2020
Classical ballet
La Bayadere, the treasure of the Russian Classical
Ballet ballet, form the basis of the ball...Show more
La Bayadere, the treasure of the Russian Classical Ballet ballet, form the basis of the ballet repertoire of the Mariinsky Theater together with the Swan Lake: more than a hundred years ago, they were choreographed by Marius Petipa and are considered to be a hallmark of the Mariinsky Ballet. These classical masterpiece were performed almost uncountable number of times at the Mariinsky Theatre and in the course of numerous tours. Full info
Composer: Andrey Petrov
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Konstantin Sergeyev
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23
February
Sunday
2020
Classical ballet
From the simplicity and intimacy of the famous fairy tale on which it is based, the ballet opens out...Show more
From the simplicity and intimacy of the famous fairy tale on which it is based, the ballet opens out into a spectacle of grand virtuosity, generous and incomparable displays of technique, ravishing stagecraft and unapologetic theatrical ostentation. The Sleeping Beauty has long been considered an almost ideal instance of the integration of music and dance and it is arguably the greatest of the Tchaikovsky-Petipa collaborations. Its breadth of musical and choreographic vision, its incorporation of so many dance styles and traditions into one radiant whole and its combination of sophistication and accessibility make it a classical ballet nonpareil. Full info
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Konstantin Sergeyev
Ballet company: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet
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24
March
Tuesday
2020
Classical ballet
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
Ballet company: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet
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