Natalia Osipova & Sergei Polunin

Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin in Arthur Pita's Run Mary Run

Natalia Osipova is taking her experiments with the contemporary genre to the next level. Last week, she presented the first programme she has ever commissioned at Sadler’s Wells in London, dancing alongside her partner, Sergei Polunin. It featured new work by three contemporary choreographers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant and Arthur Pita, with whom Osipova had collaborated before. Alice Pennefather was at the general:

All photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of Sadler’s Wells.

Alice’s creative talents lie in image making. After studying photography at Falmouth College of Arts, she spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. She has recently returned to London and rediscovered her love of everything Ballet. Alice now works as a freelance photographer, and is a regular at the Royal Ballet General Rehearsals – photographing for us here at The Ballet Bag. You can see more of Alice’s work at

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