Meet Vladimir Kolesnikov, a former principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet (now, the Mariinsky Theatre). Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and trained at the famed Vaganova Ballet Academy, Vlad worked for the Kirov Ballet for over twenty years. In this very personal and candid interview, Vlad opens up to Dance Channel TV about his years at the Kirov Ballet, his teaching career, the state of ballet in the United States and what it means to be a dancer.
Meet Vladimir Kolesnikov
Defecting to dance in America
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