Maria Kochetkova, Ping Pong Enthusiast

November 28, 2001

It’s hard to take your eyes off Maria Kochetkova, whether she’s on stage or off. In a tutu, it’s the delicate dynamism of her dancing that makes her magnetic. On the street, it’s her out-of-this-world fashion sense.


Style blog Refinery 29 recently profiled the San Francisco Ballet superstar and photographed her in four of her favorite outfits. Head to toe polka dots? Check. Avant garde Commes des Garcons dress? Check. Wild rainbow print leggings? Check. In addition to dishing about her ping pong obsession, Kochetkova tells writer Angela Tafoya, “My personal style in three words: I. Don’t. Know.”


My favorite part is, when asked about her fashion icons, Kochetkova gives two shout-outs: One to Audrey Hepburn…and one to Flavor Flav.