Début in Beauty

During the Leonid Yacobson Theatre's grand tour across Europe, Nana Kurauchi performed for the first time as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty show, which took place in the French city of Alès on February 3 and 4.

We would like to congratulate our aspiring young ballerina on her successful début in one of the most iconic productions in Russian ballet's history, and wish her further success as she works to earn the honour of playing the main roles! The blossoming talent of our young performers gives us bright hopes for the creative growth of our Theatre, which has already been noted during our lengthy European tours, receiving an enthusiastic response from the public and high critical acclaim in the foreign press. Marius Petipa's choreographic masterpiece, revived by the renowned modern choreographer Jean-Guillaume Bart, is always certain to win the hearts of the French ballet aficionados.