My advice for young dancers? Please, try to dance with your soul; not just doing movements and technique, but put all your life and your love and soul into your dancing.
and that’s why she’s the most inspirational dancer ever
Natalia Osipova in Giselle
Natalia Osipova at the royal ballet: photo from Andrei Uspensky’s book ‘Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan’.
Leonid Sarafanov, Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova on the Mikhailovsky stage.
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Natalia Osipova as Giselle in Giselle © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014 (by Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
Evgenia Obraztsova in George Balanchine’s “Classic pas de deux”
Photos by Nikolay Krusser
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photography Damir Yusupov
Evgenia Obraztsova’s effortless and joyful Sugar Plum Fairy variation at the Bolshoi.
Natalia Petrovna Osipova was born in Moscow, Russia, and joined the Bolshoi Ballet at the age of 18 as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in 2006 and to leading soloist in 2009, In 2010 she was made a principal of the Bolshoi Ballet, but resigned from the company in 2011, citing “artistic freedom” as her reason for leaving.
After leaving the Bolshoi, she joined American Ballet Theatre as a guest dancer for their Metropolitan Opera House season. In December 2011, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet.
On 8th April 2013, it was announced that Osipova would join The Royal Ballet as a principal dancer, having previously danced as a guest artist with the company in Swan Lake.
the eighth picture though