In June 1934 Maya Plisetskaya was admitted to the Moscow Ballet School.Years of study have fallen on hard times: the father and mother Plisetskaya were persecuted, and then the war started and Maya with her mother, who returned from prison, he had to go to the evacuation.
Unique data young ballerina – a big step, high jump, a great rotation, expressive hands, her artistic temperament and an extraordinary sensitivity to music – were marked by teachers. June 21, 1941 Maya successfully debuted at the graduation concert in the school orchestra on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of his branch.
Two years later, April 1, 1943 Maya Plisetskaya, having passed final examinations perfectly well, was admitted to the Bolshoi Theater. Like most college graduates, the future great ballerina was enrolled in the corps de ballet. The lack of solos Plisetskaya compensated performances in various concerts. It was then on the Moscow stage it appeared “The Dying Swan” to music by Camille Saint-Saens – a number that she will dance for life. Later on tour abroad, she had concerts in which she sang “The Dying Swan” four times in a row. Never fond of repetitions, the dancer always modifies number: coming out of different scenes, there is something back to the public, the person to do different accents in the final position. Remained unchanged only glorified it all over the world swan hand movements