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 Ballett Theatre Soloist // 2012 Principal Dancer /// since 2018 Staatsballett Berlin, Principal Dancer

REPERTORY

a.o. 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

REPERTORY IN BERLIN

Alexei Ratmansky's La Bayadère (Solor); Yuri Burlaka und Vasily Medvedev's The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince); John Cranko's Onegin (Lenski); August Bournonville's La Sylphide (James)

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