Anastasia Smirnova

• Diploma-recipient at Russian competition of young ballet dancers Russia Ballet (Moscow, 2019)
• Prize-winner at the International Vaganova-Prix Ballet Dancers’ Competition (1st prize, St Petersburg, 2018)
• Winner of a special Diana Vishneva’s Prize at the International Vaganova-Prix Ballet Dancers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2016)

Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva). In 2020-2021 she worked at the Mikhailovsky Theatre where she performed lead roles in the ballets Laurencia (Laurencia) by Vakhtang Chabukiani, Coppélia (Swanilda), Don Quixote (Kitri), staged by Mikhail Messerer, Frederic Ashton’s La fille mal gardée (Lise), La Bayadère (Nikia), staged by Nacho Duato, The Nutcracker (Masha) choreographed by Nacho Duato. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2021.

Repertoire includes:
Giselle (Classical duet); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Trio of Shades); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vakhtang Chabukiani and Vladimir Ponomarev,
Le Corsaire (trio of Odalisques); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (variation); choreography by Alexander Gorsky after motifs of the production by Marius Petipa,
Symphony in C (IV. Allegro vivace); choreography by George Balanchine,
Push Comes to Shove; choreography by Twyla Tharp.

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