Anastasia Vasilieva

Art-historian with a special interest in historical dances and character dances in ballet, she has degrees from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (PhD; the topic “Character Dance in Saint-Petersburg Ballet Culture”). She worked as a ballet dancer at Mariinsky Theatre (1991–2012). She is an associate professor of the Department of Character, Historical, Modern Dance and Acting Skills at the Vaganova Ballet Academy (St. Petersburg). Her book is: The Waltz. History and School of Dance (2013).