Bolshoi Ballerina Resigns Russian Party

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As a ballerina, Anastasia Volochkova became the youngest soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet which was a first, as she was still a student there.  In 1998, she became a prima ballerina at the Bolshoi Ballet and continued to dance in numerous productions until 2003. She was let go at that time for being too tall and too heavy, then a Moscow court ruled "the Bolshoi Ballet had to reinstate Volochskova immediately and awarded her thousands of US dollars in back pay and damages." Needless to say, … [Read more...]

David Hallberg, American Dancer at The Bolshoi

David Hallberg, American Ballet Dancer at The Bolshoi makes ballet history. David Hallberg, the first American to become a premier dancer with Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, was interviewed by Martha Teichner. ...Martha Teichner spent time with Hallberg in New York City as he packed for Russia and later, when he returned to perform in the American Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In this interview, David admits he sees himself as an ambassador and answers … [Read more...]

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