Russia: Xander Parish shares Cinderella story of leaving UK for St Petersburg's Mariinsky Ballet

Xander Parish describes his route to the top as a Cinderella story complete with fairy godfather, who plucked him from the ranks of the Royal Ballet and propelled him to principal dancer at St Petersburg's Mariinsky Ballet seven years later.

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