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Svetlana Zakharova on Starring as a TV Host

Ballet may be a silent profession, but Svetlana Zakharova quite often appears on the stage in front of the audience with a microphone in hand. And this audience measures in the millions. For the past few years, Zakharova, in addition to her busy performance schedule as a prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre and an […]

"I Don't Regret Anything": An Exclusive Interview with Iconic Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova

If you know ballet, you know the name Svetlana Zakharova. She’s ballet royalty. Zakharova’s incredible natural facility, paired with her technical precision and emotive finesse, have stunned audiences for more than two decades. She’s danced with many of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, including the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi, where she’s currently a principal. […]

What's It Like to Star in a Bolshoi Cinema Event? Svetlana Zakharova Explains.

Mark your calendars! This Sunday, the Bolshoi Ballet, in partnership with Fathom Events, kicks off its 2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Series. Between now and April, seven Bolshoi productions will be high-beamed to movie theaters around the world (400 in the U.S. alone), giving ballet lovers a chance to see the legendary company on the […]

#TBT: Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in "Swan Lake"

Swan Lake ‘s Black Swan pas de deux may be a chance for stars’ technique to shine, but it’s the acting—Odile’s wicked seduction of the blindly loving Siegfried—that gives me chills. In this clip from a 2004 recording of La Scala Ballet, Svetlana Zakharova finds fresh moments in Vladimir Bourmeister’s 1953 choreography to bewitch Roberto […]

Reverence: The Transcendent Svetlana Zakharova

Zakharova in Yuri Possokhov’s Cinderella. Photo by Marc Haegeman. You’re coming back from maternity leave. How does it feel? It’s not easy! But as soon as I stepped back in the studio, I told myself: Svetlana, you have time to get back in shape. There used to be days when, if something went wrong in […]

#TBT: Svetlana Zakharova as a Student

These days, we know Svetlana Zakharova as an international ballet superstar. As a young student at St. Petersburg’s prestigious Vaganova Academy, however, she was…well, still a superstar, just on a slightly smaller scale. Here are some excerpts from her graduation exam in 1996. You’ll probably pick her out right away, but just in case: She’s […]

The Paris Opéra's Diversity Report Proposes Steps Towards a More Inclusive Company

Five years after Benjamin Millepied was met with fierce resistance for bringing up racist practices within the Paris Opéra Ballet, the French company is finally acknowledging its lack of diversity. This week, the Paris Opéra released an official report with recommendations, commissioned in the wake of last summer’s racial reckoning and increased support for the […]

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