The Bolshoi main dancers Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin join the Mariinsky company in a special function to pay homage to Olga Moiseyeva on her 90th birthday in a unique and unrepeatable show, and we will be there to witness it. It will also act as Gamzaty Olesya Novikova, Mariinsky's first soloist and teacher during St. Petersburg Ballet Experience.

This news is perhaps one of the greatest privileges of the winter course and we are delighted that our students are going to live an experience like this. As part of the cultural program we will watch the Bayadère at Mariinsky, but it is not an ordinary performance since it is an exclusive show and there are no more days of performance than ours.

Svetlana Zakharova is one of the biggest stars in the world and a living legend of ballet, her fame is such that she needs practically no introduction. Principal dancer from the beginning of her career, noted for her impressive physical condition and her masterful technical mastery. She has starred in major companies around the world, such as Mariinsky or the Scalla de Milano, and has danced as a guest star in all the major theatres. Among her countless recognitions, she is an honorary artist of Russia and an artist of the people of Russia, she has been decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters of France and has twice won the Benoise de la Danse prize.

Next to it will be the world-renowned Denis Rodkin, the main dancer of the Bolshoi ballet, a company with which he has practically developed his entire career. She has danced as a guest star in great theatres of the world and has performed practically all the main roles of the classical and current repertoire. In 2017 he was named best dancer of the year by the magazine Danza & Danza.

As the icing on the cake Olesya Novikova will act in the role of Gamzaty. It will be a luxury to be able to see this star on stage and receive classes with her in the same week. We can see an artist from all angles, in addition to talking to her and asking her all our doubts and curiosities.

We are very excited and we cannot wait for the date to live this unique week in our lives!