(biography, photos, videos) Anastasia Volochkova
Anastasia is today one of the most prominent figures among the stars of Russian show-business. Constant attention from the press, the constant vigilance of the paparazzi, the crowd, eagerly catching all the way down to the smallest details of the life of stars — all this can testify both in favor of stunning success and effective black PR.
Future star of the Russian ballet was born in Leningrad on 20 January 1976. Father George F. Volochkov — the master of sports of international class, champion of the Soviet Union in ping pong. Mother Tamara Vladimirovna Antonova has held the position of engineer in the design Institute of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Tamara was very interested in the history of his native city, and, having finished the state course guide, conducted fascinating walking tours around Saint-Petersburg. Anastasia is still very grateful to my parents not only instilled since childhood hard work and a warm creative atmosphere in the family, but also for the fact that mommy and daddy from the start a very serious attitude to children’s wish Anastasia to be a ballerina.
Passion for the ballet and the intention to associate themselves with this art form first appeared in young Anastasia after visiting with mom ballet Peter Tchaikovsky «the Nutcracker» at the Mariinsky theatre. So, at the age of five years was made the final choice of life. In 1992, the year Anastasia decides to go to the Saint-Petersburg Academy of Russian ballet named after Vaganova. Always stuck with the future star of the thrilling days of entrance exams, by his own admission, in comparison with the stopping of the heart; a reverent awe of the rugged beauty of the ballet Academy building, occupies the entire block on the street Architect Rossi, in front of renowned judges, who sit in the admissions office. But Anastasia that day went with the firm intention of becoming a ballerina. The entrance exam was really tough — the girl admitted not talented enough, but, fortunately, the fate was attended by prominent Russian choreographer Konstantin Sergeyev.
According to the memoirs of the artist, the teachers bullied her and classmates were sympathetic. After some time on the budding ballerina drew the attention of Natalia Dudinskaya, a famous pedagogue of Russian ballet school. Under her leadership, Anastasia finishes the ballet Academy with honors. The final exam, which was the debut of Anastasia, was held at the Mariinsky theatre, where she performed the main role of Odette-Odile in «Swan lake» that actually became the beginning of his career within the walls of this legendary temple of the arts.
For four years at the Mariinsky theatre Anastasia Volochkova successfully put on the stage leading parties in ballets «the Sleeping beauty», «Giselle», «don Quixote». According to ballerina, this period was not easy. The actress had to face many enemies and intrigues against him. Eventually Volochkova was eliminated from all performances and are effectively excluded from work.
Anastasia: the Bolshoi theatre and the scandal
In 1998, Anastasia Volochkova received an invitation from the artistic Director
Intrigues against ballerina resulted in a high-profile trial, picked up by all the media: the management of the Bolshoi theatre refused to sign the contract with Anastasia Volochkova because of her professional incompetence. The essence of these claims was to ensure that the height and weight of the artist exceeds all acceptable norms for the profession. Volochkova says a huge sense of injustice towards themselves, not leaving it on through the whole process, as well as unexpected support of the Western media journalists from «New York Times» asked to officially measure the physical parameters of the ballerina and to refute the rumors, stubbornly walking in the national press. According to them, could not Volochkova grow by 11 centimeters since the last performances in America. Despite the fact that the court declared illegal the dismissal of the actress and decided to take Anastasia, she, of course, could not longer remain in the Bolshoi theater after what happened. In the same year, at a solo performance in the Kremlin Palace Anastasia thanked all those present for their support, which helped her continue her life and not let the haters take away her right to work.
Anastasia: show business
After the scandal in the Bolshoi theater, where Volochkova continues formally listed as actress, Anastasia some time acts as a prima ballerina in the Krasnodar ballet theatre. In 2004, the debut of the actress in the movie. She performed the main role in a TV detective series «a place in the sun», filmed on the novel of the writer Polina Dashkova. In the same year came
In 2009, the premiere show «Nerve», which was a huge success in London, and also at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. In the same year published an autobiography Anastasia Volochkova called «history of the Russian Ballerina». And in December 2009, Anastasia is involved in the Christmas show of Alla Pugacheva, where he unexpectedly for fans of the debut as a singer, performing specially written for her song, «Ballerina,» whose author was the composer Igor Nikolaev.
Anastasia: social activity
In 2003, the year Anastasia decides to join the party
Anastasia: personal life
The sphere of personal life Anastasia Volochkova has always been of interest to her many fans. In the early 2000s, her companion was the oligarch