Japan, Nagoya, Don Quixote!

I'm back to Japan again and going to dance Kitri with Ochi International Ballet on October 10th. I will be flying to Nagoya from China after two weeks tour with San Francisco Ballet, straight after my show of Swan Lake in Beijing. It will be three weeks away from home for me but I'm happy to go back to Japan and dance there again.

12th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo


I'm performing in The World Ballet Festival with Daniil Simkin. We will open it with Don Quixote and then take part in 9 Galas dancing 3 pas de deux (Tchaikovsky Pas, Flames of Paris and Le Corsaire) World Ballet Festival Other dancers in the festival include: Hélène Bouchet & Thiago Bordin Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg (Royal Ballet) Bernice Coppieters & Gil Roman José Carreňo & Xiomara Reyes (ABT) Aurélie Dupont & Manuel Legris (Paris Opera) Mathieu Ganio & Mizuka Ueno Sylvie Guillem & Nicolas Le Riche Natalia Osipova & Leonid Sarafanov (Mariinsky & Bolshoi) Agnès Letestu & José Carreňo (Paris Opera) Marianela Nuñez & Thiago Soares (Royal Ballet) David Makhateli & Mizuka Ueno (Royal Ballet & Tokyo Ballet) Vladimir Malakhov & Diana Vishneva Tamara Rojo & Federico Bonelli Elisabet Ros & Gil Roman Polina Semionova & Friedemann Vogel Svetlana Zakharova & Andrei Uvarov World Ballet Festival - full list of dancers

'Superstars of Dance' Semifinals

I made it to the semi finals on NBC's 'Superstars of Dance' as the ballet soloist on the Russian team! I got 63 points (9-9-9-9-9-9-9) :)

Next Monday (12th January) I'll be dancing the variation of Medora from Le Corsaire.

Reviews:

"Bolshoi-trained Russian ballerina Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet soared through an excerpt from the ballet 'Don Quixote'"
Washington Post

"SF Ballet Star Goes for TV Gold"
NBC Bay Area

Russian Ballet Dancer on 'Superstars of Dance'

I am the Russian ballet soloist on NBC's 'Superstars of Dance' tomorrow (Monday 5th January)! In the first round I will be performing Kitri from Don Quixote.

Also dancing for Team Russia are ballroom duet Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis (from 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance'), contemporary soloist Julia Bantner and a group of Russian Cossack dancers.

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