Tag Archives: Ivan Vassilev

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star

Semyon Chudin and Olga Smirnova in George Balanchine’s Diamonds. Photo © Elena Fetisova

When the veteran dance critic, Clement Crisp, writes that he is “dazzled” by a dancer’s presence and describes her manner

Nacho Duato signs Bolshoi stars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova

Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova

The two biggest stars of the Bolshoi Ballet are leaving the company to join the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg