Prince Siegfried is an idealistic person, searching for meaning in his life, how do you think his character evolves throughout the story?
Dancing this ballet is like living a small life. Siegfried is a young prince who wants to know love and finds it in a beautiful swan. This story seems very naive and simple, but in fact every artist can find something very personal in it. Every one of my performances has felt different. This is the magic of ballet; you live many different lives on stage and you start each of them over again with new feelings.
What is your favourite moment in Swan Lake?
I want to say that the whole ballet from beginning to end. I don’t even know what to highlight. For me this ballet is very complicated, it is set up very logically and everything is connected.
What was it like to take the final jump at the end of performance?
Oh, for a few seconds, I really felt like my heart was broken. This is a very dramatic and powerful moment; everything feels real at this second. The music, the light, the final ballet scene, it all makes us believe it. And by the way, it's not scary at all (I mean the jump). We rehearsed this many times, so everything is under control!