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Olesya Novikova promoted to Principal at the Mariinsky & news of other promotions


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This is WONDERFUL! I first saw Olesya dancing in Cardiff many, many years ago , then in a mixed bill at Sadlers Wells and, lastly, as Giselle at the Coliseum. 
She is simply fantastic and, at last, her rank reflects her stardom.

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  • alison changed the title to Olesya Novikova promoted to Principal at the Mariinsky

Not before its time - that's for sure ..... This promotion was far too long in the coming ... but wonderful that it FINALLY has.  There is no question bit it has been well deserved FOR AGES.  

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Great news and is there a single reply which doesn't say "FINALLY"...saw her in La Sylphide along side Shale Wagman in 2019 and she was sooo etherical and gracious. Hope to see her perform again.❤❤

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I just fail to understand how this has taken 20 years to happen!  May Olesya now have a good few years of well-deserved Principaldom!  Many congratulations to her.

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9 hours ago, capybara said:

I've now realised that it was 16 years ago that I saw Novikova as Kitri in Don Quixote in Cardiff and, of course, she also starred in the Mariinsky DVD of that ballet.

 

Indeed, those the years when Somova was massively promoted. Many of us wondered why exquisite soloists like Obraztsova, Kondaurova & Novikova were unjustifiably held back. Sad years...but now we can declare that all named became principals eventually, even if Obraztsova had to leave for Moscow to achieve it.

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Yes I was very pleased to see May Nagisha also promoted - I just hope they promote her to Principal quicker than the others who all had to wait so long (unlike Somova who's promotion I never did understand!)

 

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  • Jan McNulty changed the title to Olesya Novikova promoted to Principal at the Mariinsky & news of other promotions

Novikova is married to Leonid Sarafanov who decamped to the Mikhailovsky. She also decided to take time off for three kids. I think those factors might have slowed down her promotion.

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