Nelli Smirnova

Born in Khabarovsk.
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2013.
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.

Repertoire includes:
La Sylphide (Sylphs); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Don Quixote (Flower-Seller); choreography by Alexander Gorsky after motifs of the composition and choreography by Marius Petipa,
Pétrouchka (Dancers); choreography by Michel Fokine,
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Polish Noblewomen); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
The Nutcracker (Spanish Dance); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Carmen-Suite (Tobacco Factory Workers); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
Romeo and Juliet (Folk Dance); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
The Nutcracker (the Nutcracker’s Sisters, Chinese Dance); staging by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
Sacre; choreography by Sasha Waltz,
Mind Games; choreography by Irina Tolchilshchikova,
Inside the Lines; choreography by Anton Pimonov,
Remember the Future; choreography by Ksenia Zvereva,
The Bronze Horseman (Contredanse); choreography by Yuri Smekalov,
Wordiness; choreography by Olga Vasilieva,
Pétrouchka (Proscenium servants), Daphnis et Chloé; choreography by Vladimir Varnava, 
as part of the project The Dreamers: Beyond, Lose Yourself to Dance; choreography by Maxim Petrov and Ilya Zhivoi,
dances in the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila (Dances of Naina’s Charms).

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