Maria Morozova, 19 years old, Moscow

Maria Morozova, 19 years old, Moscow

Maria is a student of the choreographic school at the Gzhel dance theater. She was choosing the main school in her professional life very seriously. Everything was important: the atmosphere, the teachers, the relationship between mentors and students. Everything in the school at the Gzhel theater turned out to be balanced. Everything else that has nothing to do with professional development faded into insignificance, including distances: every day, Maria spends two and a half hours only in the subway, going almost 50 km one way. Maria studies in the class of an attentive, but at the same time demanding teacher Olga Sharoyko.

On her way to professional heights, Maria listens to her mentors, on the one hand, and closely follows what the eminent ballet dancers are doing on stage. Despite the fact that there are many talented and hardworking ballerinas, Anna Pavlova and Maya Plisetskaya are still the embodiment of ideal performing skills for Maria.

She understands her goals in professional life quite accurately: to dance on stage, feeling the music and the character. Although now her main attention is focused on the technique of performing combinations, Maria is positive that everything will work out for her: “When I now see some not very “turned out” ballerina, with “tightened” legs, but who is not just dancing but living on stage - I stop breathing... This is exactly what I try and strive for.”