Backstage at the Russian State Ballet of Siberia
In December I was asked to photograph the Russian State Ballet of Siberia as they were preparing to go on-stage at the Watford Colosseum.
I had access to the dancers in afternoon as they warmed up and rehearsed on the stage, and then I went behind the scenes as they prepared for the performance.
The company are largely Russian, they spoke little English and needless to say, I speak no Russian, but it didn't matter as they were very friendly and welcoming.
A ballerina applying her make-up before going on stage
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The company were lovely to work with and the show looked beautiful. The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be on tour in the UK until the 24th March and I would definitely recommend going along to see them. Upcoming dates include Malvern, Oxford, Sunderland and Edinburgh, take a look at the itinerary if you would like to book a ticket.