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Olga Smirnova (Dancer)


She was born in St. Petersburg. In 2011 she graduated from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg (Lyudmila Kovaleva’s class) and joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater.

Marina Kondratieva became her teacher-repetiteur

While studying she was repeatedly awarded various scholarships. She constantly participated in the VaganovaAcademy 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. So she danced Masha in Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky (choreography by V. Vainonen); the Queenof Water in the scene The Ocean bottom from The Little Humpbacked Horse to music by C. Pugni, R. Drigo, B. Asafiev (choreography by A. Gorsky, Y. Burlaka’s version); the 7th waltz from Chopiniana (choreography by Mikhail Fokine), Grand Pas classique to music by D. F. E. Auber (choreography by V. Gzovsky); Jules Massenet’s Thais (choreography by R. Petit) and others. Mazur to music by F. Chopin was staged especially for her (choreography by V. Romanovsky)


Friend/friends to Prince (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, Y. Grigorovich's second version) 
2nd variation in Grand Pas (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky, Y. Grigorovich's version) 
Myrtha (Giselle by A. Adam, choreography by J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich's version) 
Maids of onor, Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich's version) 
Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote)

Nikia (La Bayadere by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich's version) 
The Third Odalisque (Le Corsaire by A. Adam, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky and Y. Burlaka after M. Petipa) 
The Leading Couple in Diamonds to music by P. Thcaikovsky (among the creators at the Bolshoi Theatre),Two Leading Cuples in Emeralds to music by G. Faure (Part III and Part I of Jewels, choreography by G. Balanchine) 
Two Wilis (Giselle, Y. Grigorovich's version) 
Duet (Dream of Dream to music of S. Rachmaninov, choreography by J. Elo) 
Aspicia (C. Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon, P. Lacotte production after M. Petipa) 
Terpsichore (Apollon Musagète by I. Stravinsky, choreography by G. Balanchine) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre 
Anastasia (Ivan the Terrible to music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich) 

 (Swan Lake
Tatiana (Onegin to music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by J. Cranko) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre 
Marchesa Sampietri (Marco Spada by D.-F.-E. Auber, P. Lacotte’s production) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre 

Princess Aurora
(The Sleeping Beauty ) 
Marguerite Gautier (Lady of the Camellias to music by F. Chopin, choreography by J. Neumeier) 
Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew to music by D. Shostacovich, choreography by J.-Ch. Mailot) — creation 

 (A Hero of Our Time by I. Demutsky, choreography by Y. Possokhov, director K. Serebrennikov) — creation 

The title part
 (Raymonda by A. Glazunov, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich’s version) 
Kitri (Don Quixote, A. Fadeyechev’s second version)


In May 2011 she took part in the gala-concert of stars in memory of Galina Ulanova from the cycle “Russian ballet icons” on the stage of the London Coliseum. There she danced Melody to music by A. Dvořák (choreography by A. Messerer, the partner — S. Strelkov). 
In July 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 (Grand Pas classique to music by D. F. E. Auber). 
May 2014 – debut with ABT in the part of Nikia (La Bayadere in N. Makarova’s version, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor). 
October 2014 — Odette/Odile in Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre (K. Sergeyev version, Semyon Chudin as Prince Siegfried).


2009 — the Mikhailovsky Theatre Grand Prix at the competition of students from leading choreographic schools in Russia. 
2012 — The Best Dancer title of theBolshoi Ballet project (TV, Russia – Kultura channel). 
2013 — International Ballet FestivalDance Open Prize in Miss Virtuositynomination; Soul of Dance Prize in theRising Star category from Ballet Magazine; the Benois de la danseInternational Dance Association prize for her interpretation of the roles of Nikia, Aspicia, Anastasia, the leading part in Brilliants
2014 — Positano Léonide Massine Prize (in the Dancer of the Year on the International Stage nomination). 
2016 — Dance Open Grand Prix.

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