XANDER
PARISH
Principal dancer Mariinsky ballet
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In 2010, Xander Parish became the first British dancer to be invited to join the Mariinsky Ballet, where he was promoted to the rank of Principal in 2017.
He became the partner to some of the most famous ballerinas of our time, his performances are highly appreciated by critics around the world and for his work he has been awarded many prestigious awards.
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Xander Parish photography
"The first British dancer to join the Mariinsky Ballet was promoted to principal after his performance on the opening night of the St Petersburg company's 'Swan Lake.
Parish dances with expansive warmth and presence. He has a velvety flow of movement: plenty of power, but no strain in showing it off. His jumps are high and clean, his feet beautifully stretched. He's a tender partner for Viktoria Tereshkina's assured Swan Queen.
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LIFE IN RUSSIAN BALLET
From the 10th to the 31st March, the Arts Square Gallery in the heart of St Petersburg will host the first exhibition of photographs presented by the Principal of the Mariinsky Theatre, Xander Parish OBE.
Arts Square Gallery
March 10-31
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