Actors, ballet dancers, directors, conductors – all of these amazing people act like the face of their theatres and enjoy the well-deserved love of thousands. They also run social media accounts, where they reveal some of the backstage secrets (sometimes even production spoilers!) and show the side of theatre that the audience has never seen before. Our theatre experts from Facebook communities recommend taking a closer look at the accounts of several prominent theatre personalities if you want to find out what a performer’s daily life is like.

Maria Khoreva

First soloist at the Mariinsky ballet

Anna Tikhomirova

First soloist at the Bolshoi ballet

Hibla Gerzmava

Principal soloist at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation

Boris Dergachyov

Actor at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

Vladislav Lantratov

Principal at the Bolshoi ballet, Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation, winner of the Golden Mask Award

Dmitry Lysenkov

Theatre and film actor, winner of multiple government awards, the Golden Mask Award, and the St. Petersburg City Council Award

Irina Apeksimova

Actor, director of the Taganka Theatre

Nikolay Kolyada

Actor, prose writer, playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, Distinguished Artistic Personality of the Russian Federation, winner of the K. S. Stanislavsky International Award

Pavel Rudnev

Theatre critic, art manager, special project assistant rector at the Moscow Art Theatre School.

Sasha Denisova

Playwright, director, prose writer, chief playwright at the Meyerhold Center

Valery Pecheykin

Playwright, screenwriter, journalist, Gogol Center creator