Simone Ghera and Olga Chelpanova in Bakhrushin Museum. In collaboration with Ballet Maniacs, Moscow

It doesn’t happen often that everything goes ideally….But this time it happened!

Our friend and a long time collaborator Simone Ghera arrived in Moscow jut for several days and almost all of them were rainy and cold, so many of his outdoor shooting plans have not been realised. But if one door closes another one opens. The door of our perfect, fascinating and fabulous Moscow location – A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum  – opened to us together with our partners Ballet Maniacs of Polina and Kirill Buzanov and our beautiful model dancer Olga Chelpanova.

The Bakhrushin Museum has an absolutely special atmosphere. The only private mansion in Moscow created in gothic style, it is full of  many treasures connected to the story of ballet and theatre, collected by the owner, a well known patron of art and a passionate ballet lover who lived in Moscow more than 100 year ago.

We seriously think that Anna Pavlova herself guided us in this artistic collaboration because the first thing that we saw in the museum was one of her most precious portraits made by a great Russian artist Valentin Serov!

The experience of working with such intelligent, talented and passionate people in such a special atmosphere is very inspiring and gives sense to all the everyday efforts and routine that we have in our life. We really hope to realise more interesting projects in collaboration with Simone and Ballet Maniacs, a unique ballet apparel and accessories brand which name describes so perfectly the outlook that we all share here in Anna Pavlova Network!

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All photographers by Simone Ghera, Anna Pavlova Network  in collaboration with Ballet Maniacs. All rights reserved.

Model: Olga Chelpanova

Costumes: Ballet Maniacs

Special Thanks to the Administration of the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum and M.A. Smondyrev of the Society of Friends of Big Ballet