Model and actress Natalia Vodianova has been cast as the storyteller for the world's first live 3D ballet broadcast.

The Clash of the Titans star has signed on to become "the face" of the Mariinsky Live Swan Lake project, which will be beamed from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia and broadcast on delay worldwide on Thursday (06Jun13).

Vodianova, who portrayed Medusa in the 2010 movie epic, tells Wenn she is thrilled to be a part of the spectacular: "As a little girl growing up in a difficult family situation and a very difficult time in Russia, my grandmother taking me to a ballet provided a very important emotional escape. It was an introduction to a kind of beauty that unites nations and an opportunity to dream of a better life."