Maria Beck was born and grew up in the USA, where she started doing ballet. At the age of 15 she moved to Moscow to enter the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where she was admitted by the director Marina Leonova to her class. Three years later Maria graduated among the best school girls and was admitted to the Stanislavsky Music Theatre. We were successful to capture an important moment in ballerina’s life – her premiere in The Nutcracker. The Freedom of Mind and Soul is a documentary about the choice of a person who passionately loves her job and honestly does this job day by day.

Film is created under the partnership with the Stanislavsky Music Theatre.

Film by Alisa Aslanova 

Production Alisa Aslanova & Karina Zhitkova 

Editor Katerina Bornovitskaya