Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Beauty of Dance, Part Three: Maria Kochetkova, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA

It's been said that Latin America is the new Russia in the dance world, but Maria Kochetkova, principal dancer for the San Francisco Ballet, has shown that the world's geographically largest country is still a force in ballet.

The Bolshoi-trained Kochetkova, an alumna of the English National Ballet in London, has an impressive repertoire that includes includes the title role in Giselle, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, and Kitri in Don Quixote. A beloved star among Frisco ballet fans and a popular presence on American television (public and commercial), she joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2007.

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