Belmore Basin is one of Wollongong’s prettiest spots, but Russian ballerinas usually are not part of the scenery.
Anastasia Homitskaya is a principal soloist with the Imperial Russian Ballet and will perform alongside more than 30 other dancers at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre this week.
The dancers enjoyed the first of a few rare days off on Tuesday, jetting into Wollongong from Perth to enjoy the Illawarra’s unseasonably warm weather at the beach. They will soon be back to work, however, as they prepare for four performances between Thursday and Saturday.
The production will showcase The Nutcracker, Bolero and a third act of highlights from some of the world’s most famous ballets.
Tickets for A Festival Of Russian Ballet are available here.