Pointe and Fly (Juliana Araújo )/ August 20, 2011/ NEWS/ 0 comments

Maria Kochetkova, principal dancer of the  San Francisco Ballet, has shot the “Masha, a portrait of Maria Kochetkova” documentary on the progress of her career and her life as a dancer.

The filming team has managed to raise the funds for the completion of the project through the Kickstarter website. According to the amount given, donors may receive an autographed copy of the DVD or may attend the reception cocktail in the presence of Maria and the film director Bronwe Parker Rhodes.

Maria has said that the documentary is now ready and the first demonstration took place on the 17th August in San Francisco. The final version is expected to be launched later in the year. Watch this space, as it is worth checking it out.

Born in Moscow, Maria has completed her studies at Bolshoi Ballet School, passed throught the English National Ballet, the Royal Ballet and finally joined the  San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2007. In addition to her commitments with the  San Francisco Ballet, she appears as a guest artist at the Stanislavski and the Bolshoi TheatreMikhailovsky TheatreTokyo Theatre and several other companies including participation in galas and other contemporary pieces.

Maria has received many awards and has become popular for having won the Superstars of Dance competition.

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