Daniil Simkin

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Novosibirsk, Russia

BALLET EDUCATION

1996 by his mother Olga Aleksandrova

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

2004  Junior Gold Medals at International Ballet Competitions in Varna and Vienna
2004  Prize “Mikhail Baryshnikov“ at the “Arabesque Competition“ in Perm
2004  Gold Medals at the International Ballet Competition Luxembourg
2005  Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition Helsinki
2006 Senior Gold Medals at the Internaional Ballet Competition Jackson

ENGAGEMENTS

2006           Wiener Staatsballett Demi-Soloist // 2007 Principal Dancer
2008           American Ballet Theatre Soloist // 2012 Principal Dancer
since 2018  Staatsballett Berlin Principal Dancer

REPERTORY

Among others: “Giselle“ (Albrecht); “Swan Lake“ (Prince Siegfried); “Sleeping Beauty” (Prince Desiré); “Don Quixote“ (Basilio); “The Nutcracker” (Nutcracker Prince); McMillian’s “Romeo und Juliet“ (Romeo, Mercutio) and “Manon“ (Lescaut); John Cranko’s “Onegin“ (Lenski); Michail Fokin’s “Le Spectre de la rose“, Antony Tudor’s “Shadowplay“ (The Boy With Matted Hair); George Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations“, “Prodigal Son“, “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux“, “Stars and Stripes“, Symphony in C“ and “Allegro Brilliante“

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Organization of International Ballet Gala Events in Greece 2009 and Japan 2012
2015 Cooperation with Joyce Theatre New York for own contemporary production “INTENSIO” (USA and international Guest Performances)
2017 Production of a multi-disciplinary dance installation at the Guggenheim Museum New York