About Koche-Kova by Maria Kochetkova

We’re launching a line of t-shirts for men and women with hand-drawn prints by Maria Kochetkova. The first range is a selection of quotes from Maria’s favourite authors. 

Why these writers? 

‘Sappho is one of the very few female poets writing in the 6th century BC and Emily Dickinson’s strength and vision is inspiring. Pushkin is one of the greatest Russian writers so I had to include him. I’ve read his work since my early school-days and he’s someone whose work I return to again and again. Kharms is another writer I’ve read since I was a child. His seemingly simple writing that is nonetheless filled with sarcasm appeals to me.’ – Maria Kochetkova

Born in Moscow, Maria trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School for eight years before joining The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. In 2007, she became Principal Dancer at the San Francisco Ballet; 2015 saw her being named as a Principal Dancer at ABT in New York alongside being a Principal in San Francisco. In addition to her roles in San Francisco  and New York she has danced with the Bolshoi and Stanislavsky theaters in Moscow, the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theaters in St. Petersburg, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Tokyo Ballet amongst others. She is known for her prodigious talent on the stage and also for her keen fashion sense as can be seen on her personal Instagram account.