Contemporary Russian ballerina
Anastasia Volochkova was born in 1976 in St.Petersburg. In 1986 she entered Russian Academy of Ballet, graduating it in 1994 with honours. Being a student, she performed the part of Odetta-Odillia from the ballet The Swan Lake.
In 1996 she took first place and became gold medallist at the Second International Ballet Competition in Kiev.
From 1994 to 1998 Anastasia Volochkova danced in the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre. Her repertoire comprised the parts of Odetta-Odillia (The Swan Lake), Nikia (Bayaderka), Giselle (Giselle), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Ckitri (Don Quixote), Medora (Corsair), Raymonda (Raymonda), Clara (Nutcracker), Shekherezada (Shekherezada), Soloist (Pakhita), Zarema (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai) and many other parts in performances, staged by M.Fokin, D. Noimayer, A.Smirnov, L.Oursulyak.
In 1998 she joined the ballet company of the Bolshoi Theatre under the guidance of Y.Maksimova.
She toured with the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre and other companies through The United States of America, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Greece, Belgium.
In September 2003 Anastasia broke up her relations with Bolshoi theatre after allegations of being "too fat for ballet".
Anastasia Volochkova dreams of performing parts from Spartak, Romeo and Julliette and enriching her repertoire with modern choreography.
In her spare time she likes to walk through the city, to read books, to listen to music, both classical and modern.
Her favourite composers are Bach and Vivaldi and she is fond of reading poems by Tsvetaeva, Akhmatova and Block. She thinks, that ballerina must be a woman and a mother first of all, must have a family.
Anastasia likes ice-cream very much.
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