Fountain of Bakhchisarai rehearsal with Anastasia Kolegova and Andrei Ermakov
17. Started at 16. Ballet has quickly become my life.
I follow back all dance accounts.
Svetlana Lunkina was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy. In 1997, Ms. Lunkina joined the Bolshoi Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. In 2013, she joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Principal Guest Artist and became a Principal Dancer with the company in 2014.
“You must see my ballerina in Diamonds. She’s prodigious – 19 years old, just graduated from the Vaganova School in Petersburg, and just recruited for the Bolshoi. She has the most exquisite upper-body, and a magical presence.”
- Merrill Ashley, former NYCB principal dancer.