Russian Ballet Icons

Last week my fellow dance photographer John Hudson and I attended the rehearsal of the annual Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the Coliseum in London, organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. The Gala is a celebration of the legacy of the famed Russian Ballet School.

The 2019 Gala featured classical masterpieces and contemporary dances created by today’s leading choreographers from Russia and world-wide. 

The programme was performed by the principal dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Mikhailovsky Theatre, Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and others. It was memorable  event and fascinating to photograph. There was a fabulous range of talent to watch and I’ve included  a few representative images – some contemporary and some classical and hope that you enjoy them.



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