Spectators often perceive ballerinas as unearthly, weightless creatures who are infinitely far from worldly life - such is the magic of ballet. This makes their life off-stage even more intriguing! The proof can be found in the accounts of the Bolshoi Theater artists on Instagram that have thousands of followers. Here, we’d like to tell you about the accounts that you should not miss.
Svetlana Zakharova, 238k followers
Prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater, People's Artist Svetlana Zakharova shares fragments of her professional and private life with the audience. In her account you will find photos and videos of the ballerina with her husband, violinist Vadim Repin, and their daughter Anya; tour and family travel chronicles; ballerina on the fashion show runways and her adorable cat with the double name Cleo-Dusya, which gives the owner a head start in the number of likes!
Stanislava Postnova, 206k followers
Stanislava Postnova is a young ballet dancer of the Bolshoi Theater, an amazingly flexible and gifted dancer and a popular blogger. Any event in the ballerina’s life captured in a photo is mesmerizing: whether it's fashion shooting, traveling, watching Netflix shows, riding a scooter, trying on shoes or swimming in a pool. And videos from her ballet classes are great motivators for self-improvement!
Evgenia Obraztsova, 150k followers
The account of the Bolshoi Theater prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova is gentle and romantic, like herself. Professional photo sessions, pictures with her beloved husband, sculptor Andrei Korobtsov, or photos of their twin daughters look equally charming. Besides, the account contains a lot of useful stuff: work-outs, make-up secrets, ballet diet, travel, answers to followers’ questions, ballet lessons for children.
Anastasia Meskova, 84k followers
Anastasia Meskova was famous before she became a professional ballerina - at the age of 7 she won the Morning Star children's television competition. A year later, she starred in the movie Ballerina, and at the age of 12, in the film Little Princess. Today, Meskova combines the work of a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, an actress and a mother of two sons, but it seems that for her subscribers she remains that gifted girl they’ve known from childhood.
Eleonora Sevenard, 41k followers
The soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Eleonora Sevenard got her talent and aristocratic beauty, probably, by inheritance - she is the great-grand-niece of the ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska. Eleonora doesn’t mention her origins on Instagram: her content is about ballet and relationship with her boyfriend, Bolshoi Theater premier Denis Rodkin. The couple shines on stage, goes on tours, travels through the taiga and models for slick magazines.
Kristina Kretova, 35k followers
The soloist of the Bolshoi Theater ballet company, Kristina Kretova adheres to the principles of healthy nutrition and brings them to the masses. For that purpose, the ballerina has an account with recipes. https://www.instagram.com/kkristina_kretova_daily/ On the main page, the ballerina often shares her professional life, but sometimes posts pictures from her vacations, portraits and photos with her son Isa.
Ekaterina Shipulina, 23k followers
The prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Ekaterina Shipulina opens up on Instagram as a cheerful, charming and self-ironic person. There is no other ballerina who would post so many funny faces! The ballerina's husband, pianist Denis Matsuev, is also known for a good sense of humor: under photos and videos of the couple, followers always leave enthusiastic comments, they call the spouses "alive" and "real."
Maria Vinogradova, 22k followers
Maria Vinogradova has an iconic model beauty, for which she is loved by photographers (and us). On Instagram, the ballet soloist of the Bolshoi Theater publishes photos from performances, artistic photoshoots and family photos with her daughter and husband Ivan Vasiliev, a famous lead dancer. It is worth following the ballerina's page at least for the sake of aesthetic pleasure: in any selfie, Maria is as beautiful as in professional shots.