Mariinsky Behind the Scenes!

This week, we’ve played hosts to the legendary and remarkable Mariinsky Ballet as they performed Alexei Ratmansky’s charming version of Cinderella in our Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  The company simply dazzles on stage, and if you managed to see one of the performances, we’re sure you’ll agree that having such a world-renowned company come to LA is a real treat!  But now here’s a behind the scene glance at all the other things these brilliant dancers were up to during their stay with us at The Music Center…

Costumes, pointe shoes, bobby pins and boxes.  All backstage essentials!

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Rehearsals and company class are just part of the routine!

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Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva found time to help us out with our security rounds….

The Mariinsky Ballet Behind the Scenes

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Company director Yuri Fateyev gave a master ballet class for the BFA students for the new USC Kaufman School of Dance…

The Mariinsky Ballet Behind the Scenes

Photo Credit: Carolyn DiLoreto

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We celebrated with the dancers at our post-opening night reception…

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And on days off, the dancers took in a few of LA’s fabulous sights….

The Mariinsky Ballet Behind the Scenes

Huge thank you to all the dancers, musicians, and artistic staff of The Mariinsky Ballet for bringing a bit of your magic to us!  Come back soon!