Maya Plisetskaya is a legendary ballerina whose grace is still fascinating. Her main secret of success is self-discipline and daily hard work.
Maya grew up in a creative environment (was born on November 20, 1925 in Moscow) – my mother worked as an actress of a silent movie, an aunt and an uncle – ballet dancers. Perhaps this is why she was never afraid of displaying her talent in public — for the first time, those around her were able to “appreciate the talent” of a future great ballerina when she was only 3 years old. Then she was lost, and was found surrounded by the crowd, which applauded the performance of the dance by Maya to the sounds of a waltz from the loudspeaker. Since childhood, she studied in the choreography class. In 17 years, Plisetskaya graduated from the Moscow Choreographic School. Immediately a talented student was accepted into the troupe of the Bolshoi Theater. A few months later, they entrusted solo parts. And at 35, Maya was already a prima ballet at the Bolshoi Theater. Her career growth was predetermined by a rare combination of the necessary physical data from nature (long stride, high jump, magnificent rotation) and perseverance of character. In addition, she did not just hear the music, she felt it. At the age of 46 she first performed as a choreographer.
The most popular images of Maya were Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Carmen from Carmen Suite, Odette-Odile from Swan Lake, Raymond from Glazunov’s ballet of the same name. Although every admirer of her talent certainly has his own selection of favorite games Plisetskaya.
Her enormous talent is recognized worldwide. She won a number of awards not only in our country, but also in other countries of the world (among them the Gold Medal of Spain “For merits before art”, the French Prize “Excellent 1986”, the Italian Prize Via Condotti and others). In addition to performing on stage, she starred in a number of films from 1951–2005 (Khovanshchina, Anna Karenina, Fantasia, etc.).
All aspects of his life journey (creativity, family, dating) Maya Plisetskaya outlined in the pages of his autobiographical books “I, Maya Plisetskaya”, “Thirteen years later …” and “Reading my life”.