Oleksandr Shapoval died on Tuesday September 13 “below enemy mortar shells” introduced the Nationwide Opera of Ukraine.
The prima ballerina, Oleksandr Shapoval, who had enlisted within the Ukrainian military, was killed in motion on September 13. The Nationwide Opera of Ukraine paid tribute to him in a press release:Oleksandr Shapoval died on Monday below enemy mortar shells. This man had unimaginable charisma and immense expertise.».
The Ukrainian dancer, who additionally labored as a instructor of his artwork on the Kyiv State Choreographic Faculty, was 48 years outdated. He had determined to affix the Territorial Protection Forces of Ukraine from the beginning of the Russian invasion on the finish of February 2022. In keeping with the web newspaper Ukraine Younger the dancer-turned-soldier was killed within the Battle of Majorsk, Donetsk.
Her good friend, dancer Ekaterina Kukhar, from the kyiv Opera Ballet, expressed her emotion publicly on social media: “My coronary heart refuses to imagine it… He was an excellent artist, all our ballets collectively have been lively. Now his dance has turn into everlasting… Perpetually he’ll stay in my coronary heart, my reminiscence and my soul».
The choreographer and former Bolshoi dancer (2004-2009), Alexei Ratmansky, additionally paid tribute to the reminiscence of Oleksandr Shapoval on the social community Fb:He’s a hero who needed to defend his nation towards this cursed struggle, this cursed Russian aggression which sows demise and destruction.».