There’s little question in anyone’s mind that Diana Vishneva, a graduate of the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a principal dancer with the Kirov (Maryinksy) Ballet, is one of the great ballerinas of our time. An impeccable technician, with a gloriously supple body.
But leaving the technique aside, I find her dancing to be the most deeply intense and passionate out there, she brings a remarkable dramatic intelligence and theatrical savvy to every roles, I tell ya, can be quite remarkable to witness.
Above: Diana Vishneva performs in Dwight Roden's "Three Point Turn," one of the three dances that make up "Beauty in Motion." Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
“As a member of a big company, you never have the chance to feel independent in your creative life,” says Vishneva. “Of course it’s great to do the classical repertoire, but I am always looking for something else too. If you are not growing as an artist, you might as well stop.” Diana Vishneva
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