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Principal Dancer of the San Francisco Ballet

Dance Open: 2015, 2017


Born in Moscow, Maria Kochetkova trained at the Bolshoi School in Moscow. She danced with Bolshoi Ballet and Mikhailovsky Theater in Russia, The Royal Ballet Covent Garden and English National Ballet in Great Britain, she was a guest artist with Tokyo Ballet, and then moved to USA to become a principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet renowned as one of the best ballet companies of the of the world. A dancer with a diverse repertoire, rare musicality and heartfulness in every dance, today Maria is one of the artists, who embody Russian ballet for the rest of the world.