Vasiliev to Wed Saturday

Ivan Vasiliev

Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote with Mikhailovsky Ballet at Lincoln Center, November 2014. Click for more photos.

The Telegraph and Daily Mail report that Ivan Vasiliev will marry Bolshoi First Solist Maria Vinogradova on Saturday. Vasiliev was engaged to Natalia Osipova but the two broke up in 2013. When asked what happened to cause the break up, he laughed and said: ‘I met Maria!’ according to the Daily Mail. They met while performing Spartacus in 2013. From the Telegraph: “We’ve been together one and a half years,” he said, “and engaged half a year. After one year’s living together, I proposed. I bought the ring in New York,” he added proudly.”

Ivan will continue to dance with Osipova. “Yes, it is true we are friends, and forever we will be friends and partners. It’s life!” he is quoted in The Telegraph.