20 November 2012, 09:38

Maya Plisetskaya turns 87

Maya Plisetskaya turns 87

Russia's ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya is marking her 87th birthday today in Munich where her husband, composer Rodion Shchedrin, currently works.

Plisetskaya spent 50 years of her six decade-long stage career at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater performing the company’s entire classical repertoire.

Plisetskaka danced in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet more than 800 times.

 

Voice of Russia, TASS

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