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Cast changes: the Maryinsky in London

Posted on July 9, 2014

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maryinsky-swans-frederika-davisEkaterina Kondaurova, Maria Shirinkina and Daniil Korsuntsev will not be dancing in the Maryinsky Ballet’s London season this summer.


The company has announced several cast changes for the season, which runs at the Royal Opera House from July 28 to August 16. On Wednesday, July 30, Romeo and Juliet will be danced by Konstantin Zverev and Olga Esina with Alexander Sergeyev as Mercutio. On Thursday 31, the roles will be danced by Philipp Stepin, Alina Somova and Kimin Kim.

In Swan Lake on August 4, Uliana Lopatkina will be partnered by Evgeny Ivanchenko rather than Daniil Korsuntsev.

On August 6, Oxana Skorik will dance the Swan Queen in place of Ekaterina Kondaurova, partnered by Timur Askerov

At the matinée on Saturday, August 9, Viktoria Tereshkina replaces Shirinkina in Apollo. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oxana Skorik, Timur Askerov, Nadezhda Batoeva, Kimin Kim. At the evening performance, Alina Somova replaces Oxana Skorik in Apollo, while Skorik replaces Shirinkina in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On Monday, August 11, Anastasia Matvienko replaces Yulia Stepanova in The Firebird, while in Concerto DSCH Viktoria Tereshkina replaces Svetlana Ivanova.

On Tuesday, August 12, Yulia Stepanova and Yuri Smekalov replace Anastasia Matvienko and Konstantin Zverev in The Firebird. In Concerto DSCH, Matvienko replaces Kondaurova, while Renata Shakirova replaces Nadezhda Batoeva.

On Thursday, August 14, Timur Askerov replaces Xander Parish in Swan Lake.

On Saturday, August 16, Nadezhda Batoeva replaces Shirinkina in Cinderella.  Anastasia Petushkova will now dance the Stepmother in all performances of Cinderella.

All casting remains subject to change. 


Picture: The Maryinsky Ballet in Swan Lake. Photograph: Frederkia Davis



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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