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The happenings of this Disney-obsessed runner and dancer!

Maria Kochetkova

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This woman is simply amazing. She is a principal dancer in the San Francisco Ballet, but she is from Russia. You can find a wonderful biography here. I follow her on Twitter at the name @balletrusse. She posted the above videos the past few nights of her recent performance of The Nutcracker at the Mariinsky Theater in Russia. She dances as a guest dancer every now and then. I think she looks exquisite in these videos and did a phenomenal job in this performance. I believe they were performing this show in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the original Nutcracker choreographed and performed at the Mariinsky Theater in 1892. So for a Russian ballerina this must have been such an amazing feeling to be chosen to dance this. If you look up her repertoire you will find an endless list of performances and awards. Other videos of her on youtube are equally as stunning as the above. I wish I could see her perform live. If I ever visit San Francisco, it will definitely happen!! And for anyone that lives in this area, I highly recommend seeing her perform if given the chance. I don’t think you will be disappointed.



One thought on “Maria Kochetkova

  1. Wow, she’s flawless! I could watch her all night. I love how much she’s clearly enjoying her dancing.

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