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2 principal Mariinsky Ballet dancers to miss Segerstrom engagement

September 10, 2012|By Laura Bleiberg
  • The Mariinksy Ballet, set to perform at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in October, will appear without two of its principal ballerinas.
The Mariinksy Ballet, set to perform at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts… (Segerstrom Center for the…)

Two of the Mariinsky Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Viktoria Tereshkina and Alina Somova, have canceled their upcoming appearances in “Swan Lake” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Both women withdrew from the performances because they are pregnant, center officials confirmed Monday.

They had been scheduled to dance the lead ballerina roles of Odette-Odile on Oct. 2 and 5 (Tereshkina) and Oct. 3 and 6 (Somova).

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The new principal casting is: Oct. 2 -- Oxana Skorik (Odette-Odile), Vladimir Schklyarov (Prince Siegfried); Oct. 3 -- Ekaterina Kondaurova, Evgeny Ivanchenko; Oct. 4 -- Skorik, Timur Askerov; Oct. 5 -- Kondaurova, Ivanchenko; Oct. 6, 2 p.m. -- Anastasia Kolegova, Danila Korsuntsev; Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. -- Skorik, Schklyarov; Oct. 7, 2 p.m. -- Kolegova, Askerov.

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