Mariinsky 2021-2022 Season in Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet Posted October 9 On 9/24/2021 at 7:07 PM, ECat said: There have been some roster changes at the Mariinsky. I'm may have missed a few but here is what I found: Tamara Gimadieva and Camille Mazzi have been promoted to Coryphee. Congratulations to them! However, Alexandra Khiteeva (Khiteyeva) and Anastasia Petushka have been demoted to the Corps de Ballet. Perhaps this is a common practice with the Mariinsky, but can anyone tell me why? Both of the ladies are very fine dancers who have danced many solo roles successfully. There seem to be other dancers in those coryphee and second soloist ranks who barely perform at all. Khiteeva was never a coryphee (although I think she certainly should be at least this level.). She has always been in the corps. Petushkova certainly was a coryphee though, and demoted to the corps, as you say.