Olga Smirnova

Born in St. Petersburg. Graduated from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg, Lyudmila Kovaleva's class (2011). While studying she was repeatedly awarded various scholarships. She constantly participated in the Vaganova Academy tours to Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Greece and Portugal. In 2004 she took part in the joint concert of the Vaganova Academy and the UK Royal Ballet School in London. She has an extensive repertoire: Masha in Nutcracker (V. Vainonen); the Queen of Water in the scene The Ocean bottom from The Little Humpbacked Horse (A. Gorsky, Y. Burlaka's version); the 7th waltz from Chopiniana (M. Fokine), Grand Pas classique (V. Gzovsky); Jules Massenet's Thais (R. Petit) and oth. Mazur to music by F. Chopin was staged especially for her by V. Romanovsky.

She joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater in 2011. Marina Kondratieva became her coach. Her repertoire includes: Friends to Prince (Swan Lake Y. Grigorovich after Petipa, Ivanov), Queen of the Dryads, 2nd variation in Grand Pas (Don Quixote M. Petipa, A. Gorsky), Myrtha and Two wilises (Giselle; Y. Grigorovich after J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa), Maids of honor, Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty, Y. Grigorovich after M. Petipa), Nikia (La Bayadere, Y. Grigorovich after M. Petipa), The third Odalisque (Le Corsair, A. Ratmansky and Y. Burlaka after Petipa), Title role in The Diamond (Part III of Jewels) and Emeralds (Part I of Jewels, both — G. Balanchine), Duet (Dream of Dream, J. Elo), Aspicia (La Fille du Pharaon; P. Lacotte after Petipa) and also Anastasia (Ivan the Terrible by Y. Grigorovich).

In 2011 she took part in the gala-concert of stars in memory of Galina Ulanova in the London Coliseum. In 2011 she appeared in the gala-concert of international ballet stars under the auspices of the I International Competition of Ballet and Choreography in Beijing.




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