|Birth name||Anastasia Yuryevna Volochkova|
|Date of Birth||January 20, 1976 (1976-01-20) (aged 43)|
|Place of Birth||Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR|
|Citizenship|| USSR → |
|Years of activity||1994 - present time|
|Theater||Mariinskii Opera House|
The Bolshoi Theatre
Theater named after Grigorovich
|Awards|| From an interview with Echo of Moscow|
April 21, 2014
Anastasia Yurievna Volochkova (born January 20, 1976 (1976-01-20), Leningrad) - Russian ballerina, dancer and social activist, People's Artist of Karachay-Cherkessia (2006) and People's Artist of North Ossetia-Alania (2007). Laureate of the Serge Lifar International Competition, winner of the Benois Dance Prize (2002). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2002).
She began her ballet career at the Mariinsky Theater in 1994, then worked at the Bolshoi Theater from 1998 to 2003. After 2003, she performed with solo projects, mainly of a pop character. In addition to her dance career, she also tries herself as an actress, model and singer.
Born on January 20, 1976 in the family of Yuri Fedorovich Volochkov (born July 31, 1947), the champion of the Soviet Union in men's doubles (with Ivan Minkevich) in table tennis in 1983, a track and field coach in a sports school, and Tamara Vladimirovna Antonova (born. December 3, 1951), tour guide in St. Petersburg. According to Volochkova herself, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina from the age of five, since her mother took her to the Nutcracker ballet at the Mariinsky Theater.
She studied at the Academy of Russian Ballet. A. Ya. Vaganova, graduated from the class of Natalia Dudinskaya. In 1994, while still a student of II, the pre-graduation course, she began to perform solo parts on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater. After graduation, she was immediately accepted to the position of a soloist. Already in the first years of her work she performed the main parts in such ballets as Giselle, Corsair, Swan Lake, Raymonda and Firebird.
In 1998, she received an invitation from Vladimir Vasilyev to the Bolshoi Theater to perform the main part The Swan Princesses in his new production of Swan Lake. She also performed the parts of Nikiya (La Bayadere), Raymonda, Fairy Lilac (The Sleeping Beauty) in the editions of Yuri Grigorovich. Along with work in the troupe of the Bolshoi Theater, he begins a solo career, performing with his own concert numbers and in troupes of other theaters.
After a tour in the UK in early 2000, Anastasia received an engagement in London in the English National Ballet, where choreographer Derek Dean composed the Fairy Carabos part for her in her own production of Sleeping Beauty. In March 2000, she returned to Moscow and signed a contract for the next season for the main parties in the Bolshoi Theater.
After the unexpected dismissal of Vladimir Vasiliev (from September 1, Anatoly Iksanov was appointed director of the theater), Volochkova began a series of conflicts with the new administration. At the same time, she turned into a popular character in secular chronicles, tabloids, constantly appeared in various television shows and became the “face” of the jewelry house Chopard . In 2002, on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, the ballerina was declared the laureate of the Benois Dance Prize, which caused public outrage.
In 2003, the administration refused to sign another annual contract with her, limiting herself to four months. In response, Volochkova appealed to the courts and raised a debate in the media about the legality of such a decision. In September 2003, she was officially dismissed from the troupe, which was widely covered in the press. The formal reason was that Volochkova did not meet the requirements of physical fitness and it was impossible to choose a partner (Mariinsky Theater Prime Minister Yevgeny Ivanchenko, the only ballerina partner who was injured, was unable to participate in Swan Lake).
She is the only leading soloist who is in such physical shape! The future of the Bolshoi will obviously be made up by such as Zakharova, Alexandrova, Lunkin. And I can’t build prospects, depending on whether Nastya Volochkova is losing weight or not.
Volochkova herself connects the dismissal from the theater with the personal revenge of the billionaire and deputy Suleiman Kerimov, with whom she broke up shortly before the dismissal. The ballerina explained the “excess weight problem” by the fact that Iksanov forced the male part of the troupe to sign a letter in which they refused to dance with Volochkova (Nikolai Tsiskaridze refused to sign). Thus, according to the ballerina, a situation was artificially created in which it became impossible for her to work.
In November of that year, during her recital in the Kremlin, Anastasia said:
I believe that justice will prevail and I can still dance for you on the famous stage of the Bolshoi Theater. And your presence here with all of us is not only the support and justification of my work. This is my great victory over those people, over those forces that are trying to deprive me of my work and destroy me like a ballerina.
Although in the end the court took the side of the plaintiff Volochkova, as a result of the lawsuit, she left the troupe.
Since 2005, he has been working in his own projects, starring in films, television series and commercials. He is one of the main characters of the television cartoon show "Cartoon of personality."
Twice participated in the television project "Ice Age": in 2007, paired with figure skater Anton Sikharulidze, in 2009 (season III of the show) - paired with Maxim Marinin. In December 2009, she was invited to Alla Pugacheva’s project “Christmas Meetings” as a singing ballerina, composer Igor Nikolaev wrote the song “Ballerina” specially for her.
In 2009, her autobiography History of a Russian Ballerina was published. June 17, 2010 Volochkova defended her thesis on the topic of creative schools in the regions of Russia and received an MBA from the Higher School of Economics. In 2011, she opened the Anastasia Volochkova Children's Creative Center in Moscow.
Anastasia Volochkova lives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Two and a half years she met with the oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. The couple broke up in 2003. source not specified 275 days
In 2007, she married businessman and doctor of legal sciences Igor Alexandrovich Vdovin (born February 22, 1964), but later admitted that the wedding ceremony was fictitious, and they were never officially scheduled, September 23, 2005 gave birth to a daughter Ariadna. According to media reports, after a year between the newlyweds, friction began, they broke up, but maintain friendly relations.
January 11, 2011 Volochkova posted on her blog erotic photos from a vacation in the Maldives. According to the ballerina, she took such a step "in spite of the paparazzi" and because she had nothing to be ashamed of. Photos caused a great resonance in the press.
On the night of April 29, 2013, the mansion rented by Volochkova on Molokov Street in the Moscow region of Lianozovo was raided by robbers who stole two safe boxes with jewelry from the house. The artist herself at that time was on tour in Warsaw.
In an interview with the press, Anastasia estimated the value of the stolen jewelry at several hundred thousand dollars, and also reported that a new lover named Bakhtiyar Salimov appeared in her life.
In November 2017, Volochkova's former partner Chermen Dzotov and sex trainer Alex Leslie held a public relations campaign posting intimate photos of the ballerina on the network without her consent.
In 2003, she became a member of the United Russia party. February 2, 2011 withdrew from the party.
In 2009, she applied for participation in the mayoral election in Sochi, the capital of the future Olympics in 2014, but was refused registration.
In 2016, she attended the X Congress of the Just Russia party. I considered the option of my participation in the elections to the State Duma as a candidate for deputy from this party.
Photo: Anastasia Volochkova
In 2005, her signature appeared under a letter in support of the verdict to former Yukos executives. However, in 2011 Volochkova refused her signature, claiming that members of the United Russia party tricked her and other signatories into the contents of this letter.
In an interview with the Ukrainian television channel 1 + 1 in April 2014 in Kiev, she noted that for her, Crimea will always be part of Ukraine. In the context of the “Crimean theme”, Volochkova spoke negatively about the public position of singer Valeria and her husband, producer Joseph Prigogine, calling the two show business figures “political prostitutes.” Nevertheless, after the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation in 2014, Volochkova herself repeatedly performed concerts there, stopping by from the territory of Russia. In the summer of 2017 in Simferopol, she stated that "Crimea is ours."
In 2019, on the radio on Ekho Moskvy radio, speaking of people whom Putin does not like, the ballerina suggested: “My good ones. Everyone who is not here, get up and go to other countries. Live there. ” Regarding the 20 million poor living in today's Russia, Volochkova noted: “They should stand in front of themselves, stand in front of their conscience and ask a question, do not scold the structure ... So let them work, sorry, don’t smoke the goby, let them work and think that each of them, and each of us in general, what can we do for the good of our country, why should we blame the president, directors of some structures, companies for everything, why we cannot blame ourselves. ” Later, Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny criticized her wish for the poor Russians to leave the country and stated that her banner was photographed "with almost all objects on planet Earth." Volochkova answered, this is an element of her profession. “Let's see the length and harmony of whose twine will unite Russia with the world community, which cannot forgive Russia for its power, fortitude and perseverance of people and greatness of the president,” she wrote.
Dad of the newborn, Yuri Volochkov, picking up his wife and daughter from the hospital, smiled happily, anticipating how he would soon teach the baby to play tennis. Yuri Fedorovich at one time was the champion of the Soviet Union in table tennis. When Nastya was born, he worked as a coach at a sports school.
According to Volochkova's memoirs, it was dad who was the main authority of her childhood for her. From him, the girl inherited willpower, the ability to resist difficulties, and endurance. There was always a holiday for little Nastya when a totally busy father (her parents divorced before she went to first grade) came to her kindergarten after her, and they went for a walk together.
Youth: St. Petersburg - Moscow
The first years were marked for the ballerina by the parties in Giselle and Corsair, Swan Lake and Raymond. But, as the ballerina later admitted, she had to face envy and intrigue, which led to her being removed from all parties and generally left without work.
In the late nineties, Anastasia moved to Moscow. Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Vasiliev invited Volochkova to the main party of the Swan Princess in Swan Lake, his new author's production. In parallel, she performed in the productions of Yuri Grigorovich - La Bayadere (Nikia), Sleeping Beauty (Raymond and Fairy Lilac).
The Bolshoi Theatre
The scandal surrounding the ballerina in 2003 led to the fact that Anastasia filed a lawsuit and brought the media to the situation. Despite the fact that Volochkova won the lawsuits, the atmosphere in the theater was so heated that the ballerina left the stage of the Bolshoi and began solo projects.
Soon, the ballerina voiced her own version of her dismissal: they say, so her former lover, billionaire Suleiman Kerimov, who did not manage to reconcile with Anastasia’s departure from him, avenged her.
Anastasia Yuryevna Volochkova - A famous Russian ballerina, a former performer of leading parties in the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi theaters. Laureate of the International Competition named after Serge Lifar, prize "Golden Lion" (2000) "the most talented ballerina in Europe." In 2002, Volochkova received the prize “Benoit Dance” and became the Honored Artist of Russia. Anastasia Volochkova - People's Artist of Karachay-Cherkessia (2006), North Ossetia-Alania (2007). In recent years, Volochkova - actress, singer, celebrity, public figure, also leads the popular Instagram. Anastasia often gets into the news in connection with scandalous photos, both her own and those that got into the media as a result of the drain.
Childhood and education of Anastasia Volochkova
Anastasia Volochkova was born on January 20, 1976 in Leningrad.
Anastasia's father - Yuri Fedorovich Volochkov - made a sports career, master of sports of international class, the champion of the Soviet Union in table tennis.
Mother - Tamara Vladimirovna Antonova - Engineer, worked at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. In addition to the main profession, Tamara Vladimirovna graduated from state courses of guides and gladly conducted interesting walking tours in the Northern capital.
At the age of five, Anastasia was first taken to the ballet The Nutcracker, and the girl fell in love with this art. She told everyone that she would become a famous ballerina.
At 10 years old, my mother took her daughter for entrance exams to the Russian Ballet Academy. A. Ya. Vaganova. It was not easy. Anastasia Volochkova was considered not talented enough. But the famous Russian choreographer Konstantin Sergeev, seeing that the girl has a passionate dream about a career as a ballerina, took part in it.
Youth Volochkova was not dotted with roses. As the future ballerina recalled, the teachers “poisoned” her. But Anastasia studied hard. Every day after the main lessons, Volochkova remained in the ballet class and studied additionally. And then Volochkova noticed Natalia Dudinskaya. Under her leadership, Anastasia graduated with honors from the Ballet Academy. At the final exam, Anastasia Volochkova performed the part of Odette-Odidia in Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theater.
Career Anastasia Volochkova
Anastasia’s career in ballet began in 1994 in this legendary theater. Anastasia Volochkova performed leading roles in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, Raymond and others. However, in the native Mariinsky Theater, in which the young ballerina worked for four years, Anastasia was faced with intrigue. As a result, the Bolshoi appeared in the creative biography of Anastasia Volochkova - Vladimir Vasiliev invited Anastasia to work with him.
The ballerina worked in the main theater of the country from 1998 to 2003. Vladimir Vasiliev entrusted Anastasia Volochkova with the main role of the Swan Princess in his new production of Swan Lake. The ballerina performed the parts of Nikiya (La Bayadere), Raymonda, Fairies of the Lilac (Sleeping Beauty) in the editorial offices Yuri Grigorovich.
In addition to performances at the Bolshoi Theater, Anastasia Volochkova simultaneously performed with her own concert numbers in other theaters.
The popularity of Volochkova went beyond Russia. She received an engagement in London - in the English National Ballet. Here is the choreographer Derek Dean specially for Anastasia, he invented the party of Fairy Karabas in his own interpretation of Sleeping Beauty.
Returning to Moscow in 2000, Anastasia Volochkova signed a contract for the next season for the main parties in the Bolshoi Theater. However, after the dismissal of Vladimir Vasiliev, Volochkova began conflicts with the new administration. But this did not prevent the growth of the artist's popularity. Volochkova regularly took part in various television shows. In 2002, Anastasia became the winner of the Benoit Dance Prize.However, this also caused outrage among the ill-wishers of the ballerina.
In 2003, the administration of the Bolshoi Theater did not sign an annual contract with Anastasia Volochkova, the scandal with the dismissal of the famous ballerina was actively covered in the news. The reason was that Anastasia allegedly does not meet the requirements of physical form and it is impossible for her to choose a partner. According to the ballerina, the male troupe was forced to sign a letter in which they refused to dance with Volochkova.
The biography of Anastasia on Wikipedia cites the then Director General of the Bolshoi Theater Anatoly Iksanov that he can’t “build prospects depending on whether Nastya Volochkova will lose weight or not.”
The ballerina went to court and won the case. The court recognized the actions of the administration of the Bolshoi Theater as unlawful and ordered the restoration of the illegally dismissed ballet dancer Anastasia Volochkova as part of the troupe, according to the biography on the ballerina's website.
Although Anastasia Volochkova no longer appeared on the scene, her work book lay in the Bolshoi Theater. “I am considered the leading stage master, despite the fact that not a single performance has been offered in ten years. Every year I come to the Bolshoi Theater on September 23, this is the birthday of my daughter, and I am writing a statement about caring for the child. And so it’s been all eight years, ”Volochkova told SP in 2013.
“It was important for me to show people what I have, honor and dignity were preserved in this environment. That I’m not as “big and fat” as Iksanov told everyone, ”Volochkova commented on the scandalous story later in an interview with Free Press.
By the way, in one interview, Volochkova herself reported her exact height and weight. According to her, with her growth, ballerinas can weigh up to 53 kg. At the time of publication (2006), the weight of Anastasia Volochkova was in the range of 49-50 kg, and the growth of Anastasia was 171 cm. On Wikipedia, the growth of Anastasia Volochkova was 168 cm.
In 2013, in connection with another scandal at the Bolshoi Theater, Volochkova accused the theater leadership of even organizing intimate leisure activities with ballerinas for wealthy men. Anastasia told “SP” that foreign dancers arranged trips from the Bolshoi Theater with oligarchs to the ballerinas and, as the girls told her, “they went to each of them according to the list and offered to go to banquets, warning that this would all be continued in the form of a bed. When asked what would happen if they did not agree, they were told that then this could be their last trip, and a “fun life” awaits them in the theater.
New life in the art of Anastasia Volochkova
Anastasia Volochkova had other creative hobbies. Since 2005, the artist has been engaged in her own projects - she starred in films, television series and commercials. She was made one of the main characters of "Cartoon personality." Volochkova also participated in the television project "Ice Age" (2007, 2009). Anastasia invited to her project “Christmas Meetings” Alla Pugacheva as a singing ballerina. Igor Nikolaev specially for her, wrote the song "Ballerina".
In 2009, Volochkova made her debut in the Nerve show on the stage of the London Coliseum Theater (English National Opera), then showing this program in the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
Anastasia tried herself in literary work, writing “The History of the Russian Ballerina” (2009). And in 2010, Anastasia Volochkova defended her thesis on the topic of creative schools in the regions of Russia. In 2011, the ballerina opened the children's creative center of Anastasia Volochkova in the capital.
In 2012, the Barvikha Luxury Village hall hosted the presentation of Anastasia’s new project “Emerald of Russia” - this is an annual national award for young talents.
The biography on the Volochkova website says that at present Anastasia continues to "actively tour the world with her new dance show, the style of which is already outside the framework of classical ballet."
Political and public position of Anastasia Volochkova
Anastasia Volochkova in 2003 became a member of the United Russia party, but in 2011 she left the party. Commenting on her political career, “SP”, Volochkova noted that “I spent eight years in this party, saw that here they are engaged only in the process, like all officials, transferring papers, promises. I didn’t want to be a member, I am a beautiful woman, well, I can’t be a member. ”
In 2009, the news that Anastasia Volochkova was considering the proposals that she received from residents of Sochi and business circles to take part in the struggle for the post of mayor of the city became a sensation. Volochkova said she enjoyed this interest. Anastasia Volochkova submitted documents to the city election commission to participate in the election of the mayor of Sochi, but was refused registration. “As a reason, it was indicated that Anastasia did not indicate her date of birth on the cash receipt for the deposit. According to the Sochi election commission, this was a gross violation, ”Volochkova’s press secretary commented on the news. The ballerina tried to challenge the decision in court, but the court did not take her side. The leadership of the Krasnodar Opera and Ballet Theater canceled the performances with the participation of a ballerina planned for May and June 2009, Volochkova called it revenge for trying to claim the post of mayor of Sochi.
Revenues of Anastasia Volochkova
Forbes magazine several times estimated the income of Anastasia Volochkova by including celebrities in her rating. In 2011, Anastasia Volochkova took 23rd place in the ranking of “Major Russian Celebrities” with an income of $ 0.8 million. In 2012, Volochkova’s revenues amounted to $ 0.9 million (34th place). In 2013, for the last time, Volochkova was included in the Forbes rating, reaching an income of $ 1 million.
In 2011, Volochkova commented on the news about her getting into the Forbes rating. Unlike other stars who accused the magazine of exaggerating the level of income, Anastasia said that she was underestimated, and the income brought to her was “not only concerts, but also advertising contracts”. At the same time, Anastasia Volochkova considers it unethical to pocket the stars.
Personal life of Anastasia Volochkova
The personal life of Anastasia Volochkova has always been under the gun of the media, dozens of novels are credited to the ballerina. The most famous lover of Anastasia Volochkova was called a businessman Suleiman Kerimov, Wikipedia says that the ballerina broke up with this man in 2003. Before that, allegedly Anastasia Volochkova and Suleiman Kerimov were together for 2.5 years. True, without mentioning her last name, Volochkova herself spoke about her relationship with Karimov in the Confession program on the NTV channel. The output of the program caused a scandal, while on Twitter Volochkova called the NTV workers cowards. “They were afraid to show the truth, they got a call, and that was it! On the eve of the transfer, Suleiman’s friend called me too ... ” After this line, fans of Anastasia no longer had any doubts about who her mysterious lover was.
In an interview with Gordon Boulevard, Anastasia Volochkova said that until 19 years old she had no novels, "because ballet took all her strength, and my mother strictly followed my moral character."
In 2005, Volochkova gave birth to a daughter, Ariadne, whose father was a businessman Igor Vdovin. Anastasia Volochkova said that she met a man on a plane, and then got into his car.
The wedding of Anastasia Volochkova took place in 2007, but the wedding ceremony was just a performance. Young never signed. News reported that a year later, the family began a quarrel and the couple broke up.
Among the lovers of Anastasia Volochkova, many men appeared in the news, in particular, the Hollywood actor Jim carrey. “I was known to him as a ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater. The factor of fame, popularity, beauty, of course, worked. Jim found out that I had the ballet Giselle in my Bolshoi Theater, got on a plane and flew to me. After the performance, he invited me to a romantic walk, which ended with a beautiful dinner, ”Volochkova told KP. But with Jim Carrey Volochkova romance did not work out because of the great distances. “You understand, the Hollywood actors filming schedule is scheduled for the year ahead. I also have a constant concert activity. But the calls from Jim did not stop. Even after parting, he did not forget me, ”Anastasia recalled.
Among the men of Anastasia Volochkova was the Chilean billionaire Don Miguel! “He, a billionaire, stood in line of my fans to give me flowers. And then he provided me and my team with a plane, where he himself sat at the helm. The kindest person. He gave me a white stallion - the winner of all the races of the continent. For a million dollars! ”, Anastasia recalled in the same interview.
Another wealthy man, British Anthony Kerman, according to Volochkova, begged her about marriage. But Anastasia did not go for it because of the age difference of 30 years.
In 2016, a new potential lover appeared in the news - Volochkova, sound producer of concert shows, a musician Mikhail Borisovsky. The photo with him on Instagram Anastasia signed "And here he is ...", giving rise to a wave of gossip about a new man in his life.
Plum intimate photo of Anastasia Volochkova
The last scandal in the personal life of Anastasia Volochkova broke out in November 2017, when as a result of a drain, candid photos of Anastasia Volochkova, in which the ballerina had sex, got into the network. Businessman Chermen Dzotov stated that he had hired detectives to find a hacker who posted pictures of his sex with a ballerina on the network. According to Dzotov, a phone with intimate photos of Anastasia Volochkova was stolen in March 2017 by an unknown attacker. The smartphone was “hacked” and the businessman demanded a ransom of 20 thousand rubles for pictures of extremely frank content, which he did not pay, the news reported.
Due to the fact that “the police are still inactive”, and documents are being prepared for the prosecutor’s office, the man offered the same amount as a reward to those who are ready to help capture the criminal. Anastasia Volochkova, in turn, called the situation “abomination”, and the former man “scum”. On Instagram, Volochkova announced a program on NTV "about my personal photos posted on social networks by a bastard who is not worthy to call him by name."
“After the program, all questions about my nude photos taken vilely and stealthily should end. I didn’t start it and posted it on the social network, but I will stop it! And this is the case of my lawyers. The guy with his act lowered not only himself, but also his small homeland. A shame. For me, Caucasian men have always been the personification of honor and dignity and respect for women. Real men do not act like this bastard did for the sake of his own PR on my name, which was created over the years of many years, daily and many hours of work, ”Anastasia Volochkova wrote on Instagram.
Later lover Volochkova made a new statement. “I declare responsibly that in the photo with Anastasia Volochkova I’m not. After transferring to NTV, I studied all the folders on my computer, the hard drive, where I store the entire archive of photos for several years. These are the photos from the Internet I did not find. There are other photos in the same bedroom, but these are not. I don’t keep personal photos in social networks since I was hacked six months ago, ”the Rambler news service quoted Dzotova as saying.
The man stated that “there were never these photos on his phone” and began to wonder, “is this a montage or a real photo with another man?” He also said that only his parents and two brothers knew about his relationship with Volochkova.
Meanwhile, Volochkova wrote on Instagram that in yet another NTV broadcast “one Ossetian“ hero ”of not my novel, who wanted public relations at the expense of my name, will become really famous, disgracing himself and the full concept of respect for a woman.”
Photo by Anastasia Volochkova on Instagram
Photos of Anastasia Volochkova on Instagram have become a real classic of the genre. The ballerina considers it her duty to post some impressive twine in social networks, while she can be, if not naked, then close to this state.
Anastasia Volochkova posted the most famous photos in the Live Journal on January 11, 2011. Photos from the rest of Anastasia in the Maldives, where the ballerina appeared naked, caused such a resonance in the news that it was then that the ballerina decided to leave United Russia after criticism from her party members.
“When you are in such a magical place as the Maldives, you don’t want to dress, on the contrary, you strive to rip everything off and merge with nature ... In fact, this is my greetings to the paparazzi. You so love to catch me naked, but I have nothing to be ashamed of, so my beloved man and I did this photo shoot. Please, admire! ”, Anastasia accompanied the photo with such a signature.
In May 2015, Anastasia Volochkova, spending her vacation in the Maldives, again posted photos from her rest on Instagram. In the pictures, the dancer is captured in a very revealing swimsuit and with bare breasts.
Volochkova excited the Internet with candid photos from a Greek resort, wrote “SP”.
In February 2017, Anastasia Volochkova took candid photos already in Russia. In Priozersk, she lay naked in the snow. And even a frost of 20 degrees did not become an obstacle for a big fan of the Russian bath, which Anastasia demonstrated once again on Instagram.
Sometimes even the sea does not stand the beauty of Volochkova, so after a photo from the Crimea on Instagram a discussion began why the Black Sea fell behind Anastasia’s left shoulder.
During the same trip to the Crimea, Instagram subscribers Volochkova drew attention to the photo in which the ballerina was resting on the grass in short shorts and a transparent tight-fitting T-shirt. Anastasia was shamed for the lack of a bra.
At the same time, Anastasia Volochkova has more than 600 thousand followers on Instagram, having published almost 8 thousand photos there.
Scandals with Anastasia Volochkova
The popularity of Volochkova does not save her from robbers. Her house is outside Molokova in the Moscow region of Lianozovo was robbed. The news reported that the robbers stole two safes with jewelry when Volochkova was on tour in Warsaw.
Anastasia Volochkova is constantly under the vigilant control of the media. For example, an incident was reported at an airport in Turkey, which the ballerina spoke about on her Instagram.
Canned fish, found in the luggage of the ballerina Anastasia Volochkova, aroused suspicion among Turkish customs officers. So, in the baggage of the ballerina were found five loaves of Borodino bread and ten cans with sprats and sprats. Volochkova intended to bring Russian delicacies to her Turkish friends. However, canned goods attracted the attention of customs officers, who mistook them for caviar and other products not allowed for import into the country.
“Oh, my rest could have ended deplorably without starting. But pointe shoes, my signature T-shirts a la Volochkova, saved me, and most importantly, customs officers are people too and they came to my concerts in Turkey. And this time, for my happiness - they let me go! ”, The ballerina shared her impressions on the social network.
The actress tours a lot in countries - former republics of the USSR. In such travels, Anastasia is often faced with difficulties.
For example, on Kazakhstan, on December 20, Russian ballerina Anastasia Volochkova fell into a snow drift on the Astana-Karaganda highway. The celebrity admitted that she was very scared and cold.
“Life without adventure is boring. On the road from Astana to Karaganda, we were really scared. A blizzard, a blizzard began, the road was covered with snow, fog. Outside the car window, nothing was visible except a white cloud of snow and a blizzard. And here we are stuck in the middle of the road. It was very scary and cold, ”the ballerina wrote on her Instagram.
She said that her car was pushed out of a snowdrift by artists who play with her in the play "Lady". “I was very scared. And they froze while our actors pushed the car.We are not discouraged, either, ”added the Honored Artist of Russia.
In the summer of 2016, the ballerina made a news scandal after her daughter Ariadne returned home from Artek ahead of schedule after spending only a week in the camp. Anastasia Volochkova said that the leadership of Artek refused her a free ticket. Therefore, for the rest of her daughter she had to pay about 65 thousand rubles. And this despite the fact that Anastasia gave a free concert in the camp.
Childhood and youth
Anastasia Volochkova was born into an ordinary family in January 1976 in the Northern capital of the Russian Federation. Her father was a sought-after athlete, the champion of the Union and Europe in the field of table tennis, later the man began to engage in coaching. As for the mother, she worked as an engineer. The parents of the future celebrity were not able to save the marriage, they broke up when little Nastya was still a child.
At the age of five, her mother took Volochkova to the famous ballet called The Nutcracker, which was shown on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater. Since then, the girl fell in love with dancing. At such an unconscious age, she began to clearly say that she dreams of becoming a successful ballerina.
Parents tried to support their daughter in everything. After a regular school, Volochkova went to classes at the Academy of Russian Ballet. Vaganova. They did not want to take the girl allegedly due to lack of data. She was given a probationary period of six months. However, thanks to perseverance and hard work, a blonde with an unusual appearance proved the opposite.
At the academy, after a while, a famous teacher noticed Volochkova. It was she who helped the talented ballerina move forward.
Ballet and creativity
For 4 years of work at the Mariinsky Theater, Anastasia successfully embodied the leading parts of the ballet performances Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Don Quixote. According to the ballerina, the period in her creative biography was not easy. The artist had to face numerous ill-wishers and intrigues against herself. Ultimately, Volochkova was ousted from all performances and virtually suspended from work.
Anastasia Volochkova - Ballet "Swan Lake"
In 1998, Volochkova received an invitation from the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater, Vladimir Vasilyev, to play the main role in the author's production of the ballet Swan Lake, which she already knew. At the same time, the development of the solo career of the artist begins.
Already in 2000, Anastasia received the prestigious Golden Lion Award for participating in the Austrian competition as the best European ballerina. Soon followed by an invitation to London, where the ballerina will play the main part in the play "Sleeping Beauty."
Then Volochkova left the Bolshoi Theater for a year, due to disagreements with the new leadership of the theater. But in 2001 he returned to take part in the production of Yuri Grigorovich. This period of the artist’s career has already been marked by great success.
According to theatrical impresario, people go "to Volochkova", and indeed, performances with the participation of a ballerina collect full halls. In 2002, the artist received a high state award - by presidential decree, the ballerina was awarded the title of "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation." A protracted conflict with the theater leadership dates back to this time.
Dismissal from the Bolshoi Theater
Intrigues against the ballerina resulted in a high-profile trial, picked up by the media: the leadership of the Bolshoi Theater refused to sign a contract with Volochkova because of professional unsuitability. These claims boiled down to the fact that the height and weight of the artist (172 cm and 55 kg) supposedly exceed the permissible norms for the profession of a ballerina.
Volochkova recalls a sense of injustice towards herself that did not leave her throughout the whole process, as well as unexpected support from the Western press: New York Times journalists asked for permission to officially measure the physical parameters of the ballerina and refute the rumors persisting in the Russian press. According to them, Anastasia could not grow by 11 cm since her last appearance in America.
Despite the fact that the court declared the dismissal of the artist illegal and decided to take Volochkova back, she, of course, could no longer remain at the Bolshoi Theater after everything that had happened. In the same year, at a solo performance in the Kremlin Palace, Anastasia thanked all those present for their support, which helped her to continue the work of her life and did not allow envious people to take away her right to work.
After the scandal at the Bolshoi Theater, where Volochkova continues to be formally listed as an artist, she acts for some time as a prima ballerina in the Krasnodar Ballet Theater. In 2004, the artist made her film debut. She starred in the serial detective series "Place in the Sun", based on the novel by writer Polina Dashkova.
Anastasia Volochkova (frame from the series “Don't Be Born Beautiful”)
In the same year, "Black Swan" was released - another film with her participation, which won the main prize at the Independent Film Festival in New York. Also, Anastasia played herself in the popular Russian telenovela "Do not be born beautiful."
In 2009, the Nerve show premiered, which was a huge success in London, as well as in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. In the same year, Volochkova's autobiography, The History of the Russian Ballerina, was published.
Anastasia Volochkova - “Ballerina”
After the book appeared on the shelves on the Web, a "photo-toad" appeared with a cover image on which another name appeared - "I and the ball." Despite the black PR, the ballerina's literary work was a success with readers who noted the author’s easy syllable and an interesting selection of topics.
And in December 2009, Anastasia takes part in Alla Pugacheva’s New Year’s show, where she unexpectedly makes a debut for fans as a singer, performing the specially composed song “Ballerina”, authored by composer Igor Nikolaev.
At the graduation party, Anastasia Volochkova perfectly and without one mistake showed the solo part in the legendary production of Swan Lake. The performance took place in 1994. By the way, the dancer graduated from the school with the highest marks. After that, she was officially accepted into the troupe of the cultural institution, in which she worked for several years.
For four years, Volochkova got a variety of parties, including the leading ones. As the ballerina herself later told, a career at the Mariinsky Theater was not easy for her. The young dancer had to learn what vileness and weaving intrigue in the theatrical sphere are. The labor conflict has reached such proportions that Volochokova was finally decided by the parties and was completely left without any work.
In 1998, the ballerina, with the filing of Vladimir Vasiliev, moved to Moscow. There she showed herself in the popular and important production of Swan Lake, which was staged at the Bolshoi Theater in the capital. The work of the dancer really liked the creative group, so there she remained to work further.
Unofficial information indicates that the native of Peter got into the Bolshoi Theater thanks to the connections of businessman Anzori Aksentiev. Allegedly, he was the patron of Volochkova. The dancer herself never confirmed the fact of meeting and communicating with the entrepreneur.
In 2000, Volochkova went to work in Austria, where she was awarded the Golden Lion honorary prize. She was named one of the most talented and sought-after ballerinas in Europe. Here, the blonde also had her own patron. It's about the millionaire Anthony Kerman. For the sake of Volochkova, he even abandoned his family, but the romance did not last long.
In 2003, the ballerina was drawn into a scandal. The thing is that the leadership of the Bolshoi Theater did not sign an employment contract with it. Allegedly, the dancer's requirements went against the whole troupe. In addition, Volochkova was declared unsuitable. Allegedly, her weight for growth of 171 cm was about 55 kilograms, and her shoulders are very wide.
Volochkova tried to file complaints with the courts and challenge the above decision, but she did not win a single lawsuit. After that, she decided to engage in the development of an individual career. In 2004, the dancer found a job as part of Grigorovich's ballet in the Kuban.
In 2004, Volochkova tried herself in the cinema sphere. She performed one of the roles in a small Russian film "Place in the Sun." A year later, the blonde was waiting for another project "Black Prince".
In 2009, Volochkova decided to write an autobiography, in which she told how she achieved success. Two years later, she opened her own creative center.
Along with professional activities, Volchokova decided to be active in social networks. Every now and then she published candid photos, not embarrassed by her body. The ballerina herself is very proud of herself. According to her, to look like her, you need to work daily.
In 2013, a flurry of criticism fell upon Volochkova after her photos of an intimate nature with singer Nikolai Baskov appeared on the Internet. Allegedly, the couple together enjoyed sunny days in one of the best hotels in the Maldives. It was there that Volochkova was often used to spending her holidays. Also often blonde visits Greece and Turkey.
“Sobchak always envied me”
Anastasia believes that she fell into the cage of people, due to which the presenter arranges her own PR. In addition, she claims that Ksenia herself wanted to become a ballerina, but she didn’t, so she can’t accept that Volochkova is a ballerina who danced Swan Lake in the Mariinsky Theater when her whole family was in the front row of the theater’s stall.
Filming in Volochkova’s house lasted six and a half hours, the hostess conducted a tour for everyone even in the bedrooms. But after that, Sobchak, taking advantage of the pause into which Anastasia changed her clothes and straightened her makeup, went back to the bedroom and began to rummage through the bedside tables and cupboards. The intimate object that she found, Ksenia even showed Gleb the Drunk, with whom she allegedly consulted as a professional what was possible and what could not be shown on the air. Later, the ballerina said that Sobchak pretended to have found an intimate toy in Volochkova’s bedroom, which we really didn’t have.
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