Anastasia Berdnikova, 20 years old, Voronezh - Moscow

Anastasia Berdnikova, 20 years old, Voronezh - Moscow

A graduate student of the ballet master department of the Russian Institute of Theater Arts - GITIS. Graduate of the Voronezh School of Choreography. 

Anastasia decided to leave the ballet three times, but her teacher Tatyana Frolova managed to return her to the barre and to the stage the same amount of times. Care and exactingness of her mentors formed the basis of an important understanding: ballet is the art form that Anastasia cannot live without.

Analyzing the events of her past, Anastasia notes that she would hardly be able to come up with such a competent chain of events that has developed in her life: every failure, defeat turned out to be a victory for her in the end.

She believes that the unattainable ideal of a ballerina is Sylvie Guillem. Guillem has always been able to shine on stage in those productions that combine modernity and classical dance. As for modern Russian ballerinas, Anastasia gives her special respect and love to Diana Vishneva, who possesses unconditional charisma, character and acting skills, “I want to see life on stage, some kind of spark, and Diana certainly has it, apparently thanks to her vast experience in the modern repertoire. And, of course, as a ballet master, I can no longer get away from this, I want to gradually move towards a new choreographic theater and realize myself in it.”