So Shirinkina may have started the run of Cinderellas as the debutante but ended dancing in 4 performances (actually 3.5), to Pavlenko's two shows and Osmolkina's one complete show.
Fortitude as well as Heart are what dancers are made of.
This is a very fine review of opening night by Oksana Khadarina.http://www.dancetabs.com/2012/10/mariin ... ashington/
Added later -- Quotes from review:
"Yet Ratmansky is at his most imaginative in creating steps for the leading couple. In their duets, the choreographer’s response to the music is natural and sensitive; each movement superbly illuminates the profound poignancy of Prokofiev’s score. As a result, Cinderella and her Prince are bestowed the most satisfying dancing of the evening, reminding the audience once and again of the exquisiteness and infinite possibilities of pure classical ballet.
"It was an infinite pleasure to see these two beautiful dancers [Maria Shirinkina and Vladimir Shklyarov] effortlessly conquering the ingenuities of Ratmansky’s choreography. There was an inescapable sense of joy and freedom about their performance. Together, they ultimately captured our hearts, creating the loveliest, most memorable moments of the ballet."