I'll be performing in Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour and the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's From Foreign Lands in San Francisco Ballet's Program 4 from March 1st to 9th. Buy tickets
I'll be performing with San Francisco Ballet at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
I'll be dancing Chris Wheeldon's 'Within the Golden Hour', Helgi Tomasson's 'Trio' and 'Romeo & Juliet Balcony Pas de Deux on June 29th and 30th.
Review of Christopher Wheeldon’s 'Within the Golden Hour' at the Shanghai Grand Theatre:
"In the final pas de deux, Maria Kochetkova was ecstatic and extraordinarily beautiful, wonderfully partnered by Ruben Martin Cintas. Kotchekova’s well-proportioned body, her beautiful line, and her supple upper-back were perfectly displayed in Wheeldon’s choreography." Ballet.co.uk
I'll be doing Chris Wheeldon's 'Within the Golden Hour' on the opening Friday April 3rd, Saturday matinee April 4th and Tuesday night on April 7th
"Weightless Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada had the melting pas de deux to an interloping bit of Vivaldi, which integrates surprisingly well with the Bosso while lending a climactic gravitas." San Francisco Chronicle
"During its Friday night opening, the young Miss Kochetkova had the ethereal grace, lovely line and strong technique for the part. She is an entrancing Giselle at the beginning of her career and undoubtedly will make her own distinctive mark as she grows in the role." The Washington Times
"The coveted opening night of "Giselle" is going to a relative newcomer to the company, Maria Kochetkova. "She's a very young Russian girl who's been with me over a year now," says Mr. Tomasson, 66. "She is absolutely beautiful in 'Giselle,' and I'm having her dance opening night because she hasn't been seen here before."" The Washington Times
"Maria Kochetkova's Giselle was all delicacy, with exquisitely formed positions and toes of steel." The Washington PostWithin the Golden Hour reviews:
"In the third duet, the amazing Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada, illuminated by a subtle blue light, mirrored each other’s steps with carefree spontaneity in what looked like a game or contest." Ballet.coThe American Tour: Washington DC
Joan and me on the front cover of Los Angeles Times Calendar:Within the Golden Hour review:
"Petite Maria Kochetkova melted effortlessly into the firm grip of Joan Boada; here was an astonishingly seamless adagio and a flawless duo who made it hard to tell which of them was instigating the first move." LA Times
"Wheeldon has crafted a series of hauntingly lovely duets for three principals couples, with particularly hypnotic dancing by the petite, technically bravura, highly expressive Maria Kochetkova (a standout dancer in all of the company’s programs) and her partner, Joan Boada" "As for the gala, there were three standout sections [including the] grand pas de deux from “Don Quixote,” in which Kochetkova and Boada set the stage on fire." Chicago TribuneOn a Theme of Paganini
"At its heart is an utterly glorious pas de deux, telegraphing Tomasson's riveting sense of drama, danced exquisitely Wednesday at the Harris Theater by creamy, swarthy Davit Karapetyan and delicate Maria Kochetkova, one of the more artful ballerinas on view during this visit by the San Francisco Ballet, where Tomasson is artistic director." Chicago Tribune
"Tomasson's strongest work here is in the more intimate sequences, with tiny, delicate, Russian-bred Maria Kochetkova wholly captivating in the way she seemed to completely defy gravity with her exquisite pointe work" Chicago Sun-TimesAmerican tour: Chicago