Ballet star quits the Bolshoi

Ballet star quits the Bolshoi


norman lebrecht

February 04, 2017

The ballerina Maria Alexandrova, 38, has announced on Instagram that she is leaving the company:

My dear beloved colleagues and spectators I want to say heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for this amazing story we shared together in Bolshoi. But this great part of my life is over. I took the decision to turn this page. Artist’s place is on stage, the rest is just an illusion and unnecessary soul-devastating dither.



  • Ozan says:

    Obviously not that well known outside Russia, she is such an accomplished ballerina. I hope the decision is not political, as she embraced Sergei Filin’s brief reign as the head of the troup, and she also collaborated for the film ‘Bolshoi Babylon’. Things have never been the same for the company and its members after that mind-blowing encounter…