Thanks, Catherine. Did Cheyda graduate this year?
Also, I was wondering if Vasilieva and Selyutsky prepared all of the graduates this year or if, as in some years past, the graduating class was divided into two groups per sex? A couple of years ago, Sitnikova and Ermolenkov were listed as also preparing this class for the final 3 years...but, of course, there is a weeding out process & perhaps there is a smaller-than-usual number of graduates this year. (Was it 3 or 4 years ago when only one classical male made it to his graduation year, so he had to take his daily classes with boys of other ages?)
Interesting about Veronika Ivanova's life coming full circle. Next year's graduating class will be her first senior group to finish, yes?
More than just Vasilieva and Selyutsky prepared graduates this year -- Sitnikova and Ermolenkov also had graduates. I think the issue is that each of those doesn't have a full 8 students graduating, so yes, the numbers dwindle at the top...
Yes, Cheyda graduated this year --he's also a graduate of Selutsky. Ermolenkova's graduates this year include Iskander Murasov, who performed in the Frederic Chopin piece "Quartet," (choreographed by Dima Pimonov, who is the brother of Mariinsky dancer Anton Pimonov). And Sitnikova had several too (Roman Beylakov, who partnered Shevtsova in the Briantsev piece also to Chopin; Arina Varentseva is also a student of Sitnikova).
Yes, it's still strange to me to see Veronika Ivanova around the Academy with her husband Sheglov, they are still so young (!) but already creating talented students of their own.
Buddy, in my opinion Sergeyev was made for princely roles -- he was made for the stage, for that matter, and it's always a treat to see him. He will be partnering Olesya Novikova on the 30th in Anna Karenina as the dashing Count Vronsky, it should be stunning (as usual).
Of note: This Friday, Shirinkina with Zverev in Giselle. I'd never have guessed at this pairing and haven't seen either of them in these roles yet, respectively...